About Samford Pet Resort

About Us

Creating a special place for special pets


Samford Pet Resort is set on 40 picturesque acres overlooking the Samford Valley (just 21km from Brisbane’s CBD – see location map). Surrounded by lush greenery and native bushland, the resort is the ideal place for your pet to run around and play, lounge in the sun or soak up the fresh hinterland air. It’s truly a vacation for your pet!

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Our Mission

Samford Pet Resort are pet care professionals and we are continually improving our services and accommodation to meet the needs of our customers at the highest calibre for the Pet Care Industry. We strive to provide a safe and caring environment for the pets in our care.

Award winning resort

Samford Pet Resort has won a number of business achievement awards and PIA (Pet Industry Association) awards, including the Dogs Life Magazine Best Boarding Facility in Australia award, the Best Boarding kennels in the MDBA award, Quest Business Achiever Awards, and more. See all of our awards and accreditations

History & Background


Samford Pet Resort, previously Samford Boarding Kennels and Cattery, was established in 1985 by Garth and Karen De Bruin. The resort is now operated by Managing Director Blake De Bruin (their son), whose aim is to provide the very best home away from home for the dog and cat population of Brisbane.

The facility was established after many years of showing, breeding and obedience training of Samoyeds, Newfoundlands and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Garth and Karen saw a need for a professional pet resort to provide facilities above and beyond the normal offering.

Combined, Blake, Garth and Karen boast over 70 year’s direct experience in the industry, so you can be assured that your pets are well cared for and in professional hands.

In October 2000, they opened their first five star Dog Boutique Suites with private rooms, TVs, air-conditioning, beds, chairs and pillows. Then, three years later, they also opened the Pussy Villas with private rooms, TVs, large scratching poles, beds, air-conditioning, and private outside Garden Atriums.

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Northshore Pet Resort in Redcliffe Peninsula


In October 2009, Garth and Karen De Bruin along with their daughter Kylie set out to expand their resorts to the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula, opening the Northshore Pet Resort, which is now directed by their daughter and son in-law Kylie and Colin Mackay. They are continually improving their services and accommodation to meet the needs of their customers, and strive to provide a safe and caring environment for the Pets in their care.

 Visit the Northshore Pet Resort website

Book your pet in for a slice of paradise


You’re welcome to inspect our facilities – please see our contact details for opening hours and inspection times – or just send us an enquiry today!

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