Testimonials

We have many customers who are happy to bring their dogs to stay with us on a regular basis. It is always a pleasure to see old friends returning, and we are glad to say that these dogs enjoy their stays with us.

We encourage our visitors to give us suggestions how we might improve the dog’s enjoyment of their stay with us. We also welcome any comments or testimonials from our visitors and you can read from a selection of them below. All testimonials are real and are on file.

Please leave us your feedback using at the form at the bottom of the page.

Thank you so much for always taking care of my two furbrats Missy and Scully.

I always know that they will be safe, happy and very well cared for when I deliver them to Eastside.

They have both learned to recognise when I turn into the driveway and love checking out the cows and other farm animals on the way in! 🙂

Both girls are always happy and healthy when I bring them home. I would not hesitate to recommend Eastside for anyone looking at a home away from home for their beloved pooches!

Leanne Staple 🙂

Thank you for looking after Millie so well during our holiday taking in Christmas 2015 they do not mind that I text them almost daily to check on her have already booked her in for two more occasions and I would not be doing that if I was not sure that she was being well cared for.

Joan Lynch

‘Nicky and Heath and family are fantastic. They took good care of our Aussie terrors and our cockatiel too.

Everyone looked happy and everyone was well after the hot weather. The walking service is wonderful.

Thank you Nicky for your messages of reassurance when I was worried about my much loved pets.’

Matt and Nic

Heath and Nicky have been really great with our Chow Teddie.

They have looked after him while we have been in Melbourne for Beth’s treatments and the standard of care has been of a high standard.

It has made the trips a little easier knowing Teddie is happy and very well looked after.

Thanks again guys,

Paddy & Beth Boyce.

Luke & Taryn Testimonial

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Thank you Nicky and Heath for looking after my Annie and Bowie while I had a weekend away with friends.

Sending me text messages to tell me that they had settled well was very reassuring and knowing how much time you spent with them to settle them in is wonderful.

Thank you so much. I was so happy to see them when I got home but will never need to worry about them again when they are on holidays out there with you guys.

Sue Hunter.

axle&roxiHi Nicky, I just wanted to say thank you for the emails while we were away. They certainly helped to put my mind at ease and relax.

The dogs enjoyed their time with you and were exhausted when we got them home. I appreciate all the hard work you and your staff put in to have a first class facility, I can see why we were recommended from family and friends to use your kennels. Axle and Roxi will be back again in the future.

Thanks again, Nicole.

I am so happy to be able to let everyone know just how well my two beautiful Gordon Setter, Oban and Huntly, enjoy their stay at Eastside with Nicky, Heath and the kids.

I have been using Eastside since it was first established by Jeannie and Ed and all my dogs (Robbie, Tay, Elsa, Angel, Piper, Tuppy and Gypsy) have had their time there.

I only leave them when I have to go away for work, otherwise they come with me to Pet Friendly parks, but when I do leave them I know they are in the best of care.

I wouldn’t go anywhere else. And I tell all my friends and work colleagues.

Huntly is a little shy of strangers, but he will happily be led to his kennel by Heath. Both my treasured four footed family seem to enjoy their stay.

When I have left my dogs and they need medication, I have no doubt that it is being given. I know their coats go on at night and they always look back as I am driving away down the drive.

Thank you Nicky, Heath and the three Fox cubs.

Love you all.

Kaye Yarnold.

We have used Eastside several times now. Whilst at first we were very hesitant as our 2 dogs are usually cared for by family, we were quickly reassured with the staff and the environment at Eastside and our dogs were more than happy to stay there when dropped off again.

They were actually excited to go there which speaks for itself; Nicky and hubby do a great job and we do not hesitate to recommend Eastside Boarding Kennels. Many thanks for your great job – it makes getting away a lot easier when we don’t have to worry about Chloe and Roxey.

Lyn and John Roberts.

Narla has been staying at Eastside since Nicki and Heath took over. She is a 13 year old Chihuaha/Jack Russell who was not used to being in a kennel but she absolutely loves it.
She gets very excited when we turn off the highway. The care and attention she receives is always first class and we can tell that she has been well cared for when we return. I would definitely recommend Eastside to anyone.  Many thanks to Nicki and Heath for their care in looking after our dog.

Margaret and Daryl Pedler

Just wanted to say thank you so much for looking after Toby the way you did. He sounds like he had a ball there and we felt really comforted to know he was eating his food!

We would like to also thank you for letting us pick him up a little earlier than expected. You were extremely accommodating to all of us. : ) We are considering heading back there in December so when we make a booking we’ll let you know.

Stacey Ashdown

Sue&Tony&Monty&PixieWe have been bringing our two dogs to Eastside boarding kennels in Gippsland for such a long time now and we wouldn’t go any where else.

They are safe and well looked after. Thank you Heath and Nicky it is always a pleasure to come and see you both.

Tony and Sue (and Monty and Pixie)

 

Bonnie has been staying at Eastside Boarding Kennels since she was a puppy and always gets excited when we turn off the highway and head up the driveway to the farm.

Nicky, Heath and the kids really care and I love it when they send me a text to say she is settling in well. Thanks guys, you make our holiday much happier knowing we can go away and not worry about her.

Robin Long

I live in Melbourne and use Eastside every time I visit with my daughter in Stratford. Nicky & Heath are great people, very warm and friendly.
They take great care of my 14 year old “Bluey” Jezza. I just wish the kennel was nearer to Melb so I could use it more often.

Kaye Reid, Melbourne.

Ricky and RogerWe have been using Eastside since it started and have always been happy with the treatment our dogs received. Their kennels are clean and well maintained and the dogs always look as good if not better than when they are dropped off.

Heath and Nicky are great people and we are happy to recommend their services to anyone.

Ricky and Leah (& Roger)

Just left our family of five (4 Westies and a Maltese Shizu) at Eastside once more. They love coming to stay with Nicky and Heath and didn’t even take any notice as we left. When they come home after boarding at Eastside it’s obvious they’ve been well looked after and are happy.

We have recommended Eastside to friends with dogs in the past and will continue to do so.

Rob and Jenny Roy

Dave and SkyeMy dog Skye, who is a 7 year old Heeler/Kelpie cross has been coming to Eastside Boarding Kennels in Gippsland for about 18 months and I think sometimes she likes being there more than she does at home!

I can’t speak highly enough of Heath and Nicky and the way that Skye is looked after at Eastside. She’s a bit of a good natured stirrer around the other dogs but Heath and Nicky have plenty of patience and nothing is too much trouble, even if I am running a bit late I only have to ring ahead and someone is always waiting for us.

Because I work in Gippsland during the week, I can’t keep Skye where I am staying so she is usually at Eastside boarding kennels from Monday to Friday each week and when I pick her up she is always happy and healthy and ready to go, but always ready to come back again!

David Smith.

After a disastrous experience at another boarding kennel where my dog wasn’t looked after properly (the kennel wasn’t clean!) I was very dubious about boarding Oscar at a kennel again. Anyway, it has turned out great. Oscar seems to perk up as soon as we drive through the farmhouse gates at Eastside. Highly recommended.
Lucinda.

John & Bini & NemaCan I just take a few minutes to say how impressed I was by Heath and Nicky and their boarding kennels. What a fantastic idea, all in such a beautiful rural setting!
I was stuck in Traralgon for a few days recently while my old car was given another lease of life, and had to leave my darling Staffies Nema and Bini in Heath and Nicky’s care. Talk about tops! I heartily recommend Eastside to anyone whose best friend needs a holiday . . .
John Wright, Gold Coast

Duke has settled back in nicely, I think he is as glad to be home as we are to have him back. Thanks so much for taking excellent care of him, as you might have guessed he is like our child to us and we couldn’t be happier with his condition. We will surely recommend you to any of our friends who have the need for a boarding kennel. We will see you next time round.

Adam Ceravolo.

Mollie my Malt/Shitzu has been staying at Eastside with Heath & Nic., since they took over. Mollie is a nervous dog and I was concerned when she was first left…

BUT she came out so happy…..and its been that way ever since.

Nic & Heath are so generous with their time and patience not only with Mollie but also with us. I would absolutely recommend Eastside to anyone who has a dog…and do so constantly….

Mollie thanks Nic, Heath & family for their loving care.

Jan Williams.

Thank you both for looking after our Isabel recently. On her previous visit she had her companion Bonni with her. Bonni died just prior to our latest stay at Eastside so we were worried that Isabel may find it difficult at the kennels without Bonni.

Our fears were unfounded! Heath and Nicky looked after her very well and we are now confident that Eastside will indeed be Isabel’s home away from home.

Deb and Brian Cole.

I have once more collected my family of 3 rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniels from Eastside Boarding Kennels. Lily (9.5 years) has a heart condition and needs medication 3 times a day. Holly (8) had a stroke which left her partially paralysed and deaf. Lady (7) is arthritic.

They live inside my home and sleep on my bed. Therefore the girls have very little undercoat. This time the girls had a heater, a walk each day and a bath. I have never seen their coats so soft and fluffy. No doggy smell either.

Thank you very much for looking after the girls so well and giving them their special RMB diet. I know they are always safe and secure which gives me peace of mind. The girls were very pleased to see me but they did look back as we were driving away. See you again next month.

Robyn Couch


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