Australian Capital Territory

Pups4Fun was established in 2008 and is now the largest dog day care provider in Canberra. Pups4Fun cares for over 620 dogs each week through a range of services, including grooming, walking activities, playgroups and training.


Pups4Fun offers unique services such as their Out n’ About Dog Day Care, where excursions are part of the day. This includes regular visits to great places like Lake Burley Griffin, the Dinosaur Museum and Parliament House, to allow the dogs to practice their manners and social skills.


Pups4Fun also focuses on training their employees and apprentices, stating “We challenge each other daily to learn, grow, inspire and be passionate.” In doing so, the organisation has developed extensive in-house and online training programs to support people into employment and address skills shortages.


In 2020, Pups4Fun was part of a consultation group and worked closely with Skills Impact, Skills Canberra and CIT to support delivery of the Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate III in Companion Animal Care in the ACT region. This year, they have been able to enrol employees into the Certificate II in Animal Studies, including two Australian School-based Apprentices. As the business owners state, “We don’t just love dogs, we love people!”