Meet Mick and Lisa, the owners of Hilltop Kennel and Cattery down in Hepburn Shire. Mick and his wife, Lisa, took ownership of the property back in 2007, but the kennels were established all the way back in 1981. Hilltop is a family-run business, and Mick and Lisa have a lifelong passion for animal care, welfare and nutrition.
Hepburn Shire always has a ton of locals coming through, but so much of the accommodation isn’t pet friendly, so the kennels are the perfect place to make sure your fur baby gets enough love while you’re travelling.
Lisa has over fifteen years of veterinary experience with both large and small animals, which allows them to cater for all types of animals, although they specialize in animals that require a little more care than most.
Although they’ve had a significant decrease in business as lockdown continues, they love that their customers from Melbourne initially increased, as they were able to connect more with locals outside of their community.
Mick says they’re thankful they can help locals and tourists get out and about without having to worry about their pets, and they’re always being told their customers feel better knowing their pets are safe and sound nearby.
If you’re ever taking a trip down to Hepburn Shire, make sure to bring your pet along and give Mick and Lisa a visit!