Boutique Luxury Gold Coast Boarding Kennels

Barkroyal is a family owned business established in April 2005. After years of extensive research, design, planning and obtaining council approvals, the combination of exceptional  engineering and a great love for animals, the result is Barkroyal Boutique Pet Resort, the ultimate pet oasis, the only luxury pet kennels Gold Coast, Australia.

The Freestone family purchased Barkroyal in February 2012, immediately looking to do everything they could to ensure its name, reputation and standard of care continued to remain of the highest regard.

Craig and Melody had been looking for a business in the pet industry for a great length of time but were very particular with what they required.  Having always been very passionate about animals, they endeavoured to find a unique and specialised care type of accommodation for pets, somewhere they would be happy to leave their own dogs.  This became a long process as “we were quite specific about what we wanted. We required a great location in a tranquil natural setting that was close to the CBD, a modern facility where we could concentrate on each guests particular needs.”

“We are ecstatic to be running Barkroyal, not just a kennel, but a boutique pet resort where we pride ourselves on the intimacy, personal touch and hands on approach we provide for each and every animal in our care.”

Mission Statement

Barkroyal’s mission is to ensure that all our guests are happy, comfortable and enjoy a stress free stay in their home away from home. We strive for your satisfaction and peace of mind, welcoming special requirements and instructions for your loved one.

Here your pet is cared for and loved like they are our own, in a healthy environment where your pet(s) are safe and secure.

You can enjoy your holiday, knowing your pet is well cared for and will enjoy their stay with us here at Barkroyal Boutique Pet Resort.

We aim to continually improve our services and accommodation striving to reach above and beyond your expectations.

Craig & Melody

Owner Operators

Craig and Melody met through dog training, and have enjoyed many years training and competing with dogs, including agility and sheep dog trials…


Animal Attendant

Hi, my name is Amanda and this is my Staffy Chocki.
I have worked in the animal industry for 11 years…


Animal Attendant

Hi, my name is Caz.
This is me with my five dogs who mean the absolute world to me…



Hi my name is Lesley and this is our newly rescued puppy “Bandit”
Working at Barkroyal Pet Resort is my absolute dream job. I have always had a deep love for all animals, especially dogs.



Hi, I’m Denis and this is me with one of my favourite guests.
After a successful career as a jockey I found retirement a bit boring. Barkroyal is a great job because it keeps me active and around animals.



Hi I’m Justin, this is me with my 4 Australian Shepherds.

My job is to help out around Barkroyal with the maintenance of the kennels and up keep of the property…