Holiday Care Program

 HolidayHope Springs Eternal understands that dogs are happier in a home environment where they can be part of the family, be warm, safe, comfortable – and have companionship

We also understand that families like to know that their precious pooch is happy, safe, and having a good time – when they are going away and can’t take their pup with them.

Hope Springs is offering a holiday stay program – to help support our rescue and re-homing efforts.

Your pooch can come and stay for the holidays and you can feel comfortable, knowing that they:

  • Will receive regular walks
  • Will be fed their usual diet
  • Any medications can be dispensed as required
  • They will receive medical attention, should it be required
  • They can have a meaty bone for enjoyment and teeth cleaning, once a week
  • They can be picked up and dropped off


Holiday Care Application Form.

Please complete an Application Form if you would like to apply for a Holiday Care Place



You can also feel good, knowing that the money you pay toward their holiday care, will directly benefit another dog and family requiring care and our services – as all money made out of this venture will go directly into our rescue and rehoming efforts.

Dog Holiday

Holiday Care Costs:

Rates 1 Dog 2 Dogs
Per Day/Night $30 $50
Week (7 days) $200 $350
A surcharge of $5 per day will apply to all SA Public Holidays.
A discount will be applied to holidays longer than 4 weeks. Please ask for a quote.
Bank Details:

Account: HSE Dog Rescue Community Acct.

BSB: 325 185

Account No: 03614178


You provide:

  • Normal food (to prevent upset tummies)
  • Lead and/or harness
  • Bed and blanket and favourite toys


We will provide:Dog Hammock

  • Texts to let you know how your dog is going
  • Pick up and drop off – if required – an extra fee applies.

Dogs going into Holiday Care must have current vaccination status.


Hope Springs Eternal will not be providing farm-stay holidays after the end of January 2024 as we are moving to a suburban block.  We will continue with holiday care bookings until the 10th April 2024 which is the end of Easter.  If you already have a booking with us beyond that date, it will still go ahead as scheduled.

We won’t be providing holiday care at all after Easter – but it will continue to be provided by a trusted and vetted group of holiday carers via Purrpetuall Pet Services.  A percentage of the Purrpetuall Pet Services holiday fee will continue to support the care and rehoming of small dogs.






Hope Springs Farm Stay Holidays

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,

Here I am at – Camp Mt Barker

Camp is very – entertaining

Chasing ducks into the water

When it’s not raining.

We went hiking, up the Summit

Saw some kangaroos and some rabbits

Hender loop walk – gives us calfies

Love the way they run away – when we do barkies

Harper Road walk – we see Brownie

He runs the fence  like – he is crazy

Winery Road walk – is very pretty

Maisie flurbles – Dog-father says she’s being very lazy


Then there’s Oscar – he’s a big bird –

He could stomp you – or so I’ve heard

He’s got long legs and a long neck

Makes him kinda’ look – somewhat ab-surd


Folklore says – he likes to wander

Down the driveway – and somewhere yonder

Heard it tell that – he likes to donk you

Eats nuts and bolts and paint – resulting in – some coloured poo!


Leroy and Lottie are very cranky

They’ve got long necks – makes them look lanky

They hiss and flap and honk their heads away

Seems to me – they’ve got an awful lot they want to say!


Rosie and Reuben – gosling hatching

Dougal and Ollie – need friends matching

Then there’s chickens – round the corner

About Mo the Rooster – we havta’ warn ya!

An alpaca – name of Kuna

Wish I’d known him, kind of sooner

He’s a fun guy and he likes to tease

Aussie watches on and sniggers –   at what he sees!


The Hope Springs Gang – they are okay

Though it seems they sometimes – have a lot to say

That Dog-Father – he’s a good cook

And the laps and pats are plenty when you need a sook.

Muddah, Faddah – I say in earnest

Not a bad place to take – a rest!

No need to worry – I am o-kay

Havin’ quite a blast – on my farm-stay holi-day!


We would also like to hear from people who may be interested in providing holiday care for a puppy

– perhaps you like the idea of having a dog for a little while but can’t commit to full time and ongoing care of a pooch? –
this may be the answer for you – a dog for holidays!