Stephen and Peter (Iming) have been partners since early 2000. Both shared their love of animals, especially dogs and cats.

Stephen has a background in cabinet-making, building construction, and in later years, IT project management.

Peter is a qualified librarian and briefly worked for a tertiary institution. For the last 23 years and when not on the farm, he works in customer service for a major transport company in Melbourne.

How it started?

When living in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs, Stephen and Peter shared their home with Sebastian (a golden Labrador cross), and Missy Moo (a domestic cat).  Later on, Buddy (a red heeler cross) joined the family before the passing of Sebastian.

Buddy, after completing dog obedience training, excelled in the flyball competitions.  He loved the fast-paced relay races over jumps to retrieve a tennis ball.  We travelled to many competitions around Victoria.

As time passed, we start to notice a little lameness and a few limps after each competition.  So we sought advice and researched far and wide.

In 2017, we stumbled upon a 5 acre hobby farm just outside Lara, Victoria. The double-storey home, large boarding cattery, and open space were an instant attraction.  We packed up our home in Melbourne home and move to this farm in later in the same year.

We soon found out that there is no suitable canine rehabilitation clinic in Geelong.  Buddy eventually underwent Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery followed by regular rehabilitation sessions in Whittlesea, Victoria, a 2-hour drive away.  Knowing that as animals age, most owners would seek medical treatment to improve their quality of life.  So the idea of establishing a canine fitness and rehabilitation business was born.

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Geelong Canine Fitness locates on a working farm just outside Lara, Victoria.  The large property boasts a boarding cattery and a secured storage facilityRosewood Farm is home to many dogs, chickens and livestock spread across 5 acres.  Our home is the double storey pitch-roof building overlooking this place.

We offer great facilities, care, and service to customers from greater Geelong, Melbourne and western district of Victoria.