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About Us

Are you looking for a ‘home away from home’ for your small dog or cat?

We are a boutique family business with a passion and commitment for providing unconditional love for your pets. Our promise is to care for your pet with the same high standard of love and attention they receive at home.

We are a unique service as we offer only luxury style accommodation for small dog breeds (10kgs and under) and cats. We are the only pet care service on the Sunshine Coast to specialise in small dogs only and take special care to only accept pets who are friendly, socialised and happy meeting new friends.

Our ten acre property in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast is surrounded by beautiful Australian native flora and fauna, making it the perfect, peaceful getaway for your pet.

We are fully insured, council approved, and our professional, pet-loving team members are onsite providing care 24/7.

Offering day care and longer term stays, you can be assured your pet will enjoy their time with us at FurKids Retreat.

Meet the team

Sally - FurKids Retreat Sunshine Coast

Sally – Owner and manager

A Buderim local with more than 20 years working as a senior dental nurse, Sally brings her love for animals and medical expertise to share with your pet. Sally has a soft and gentle approach to both humans and animals, and keeps FurKids Retreat running smoothly. She is dedicated to ensuring all our guests transition happily and safely, giving our clients peace of mind. With Sally, your best friend is in the best hands.

Erika - Sunshine Coast Pet Retreat

Erika – Sally’s daughter

Erika has grown up surrounded by animals and her love for all creatures big and small is above anything you have ever seen! Erika keeps all our guests healthy and exercised and takes advantage of the beautiful ten acres we have at our disposal. Full of energy combined with a gentle and loving nature, Erika has a calming effect on our guests, which helps to sooth and relax your pet during their stay. An avid horse rider, Erika is currently studying in her senior years and aspires to study Veterinary Science at University.

Lucas, Deklen and Ashden

Known as ‘The Boys’ of FurKids Retreat, Sally’s husband Lucas and two sons, Deklen (pictured left) and Ashden (on the mower),  (along with Lucy and Benson the dachshunds) keep the property in top condition, ensuring your pet continues to stay in the best luxury accomodation available on the Sunshine Coast. Lucas has many years experience in the construction industry and maintains our facilities to the highest standard. Deklen and Ashden are often spotted on the ride-on lawnmowers, keeping the property looking neat and tidy and our gardens flourishing.