The Amazing Boarding Kennel Alternative 11,864 Dogs and Their Owners Rave About
Your Dog Will Be The Only One Welcomed Into the Home of a Carefully-Screened Local Dog Lover Just Like You (Experienced & Fully Supported Minders All Around Brisbane)
Hi, I’m Jenny Brearley. If you’re feeling anxious about finding someone to look after your dog while you are away, I’m glad you found this website. Because 23 years ago, I had the same problem. That’s why I started “Don’t Fret Pet!” — holiday dog minding.
You see, I felt terrible taking my eccentric Ridgeback, Sophie, to a dog boarding kennel. I wanted a more natural and homely alternative to concrete floors and wire cages. I hated the thought of Sophie having to cope with the barks and behaviours of a hundred other dogs of all breeds and backgrounds. There was no way I could enjoy my holiday. I felt guilty.
On top of that, it was inconvenient driving to the outer suburbs (where most kennels are located) to drop Sophie off at times that didn’t suit me while trying to get ready to go away.
Friends and Family?
I’d tried leaving Sophie with friends and family. But I always felt like I was asking them a favour. And, although they meant well, they weren’t really used to looking after dogs so I was always worried about Sophie.
I also tried having neighbours feed and keep an eye on Sophie. But again, I felt like I was putting them out. And I was afraid they would forget her… or Sophie would get sick… or… 100 other things that could go wrong.
Take Her With Me?
I considered taking Sophie with us on holidays. But dog-friendly accommodation is almost impossible to find. Long car rides often cause terrible stress for dogs (many get car sick). And then there’s the question of who looks after them while you go on a day-trip during your holiday. You can’t very well leave them alone in a strange holiday apartment.
That’s when I came up with the idea to start “Don’t Fret Pet!” and created a network of dog lovers who could provide holiday care for dogs in their own homes. I screened potential minders to make sure they had experience caring for dogs. And I provided them with information to ensure we could provide consistent, professional care to every client.
You can feel totally relaxed knowing that our minders are not stand-alone providers minding dogs from multiple owners at the same time, they are fully-supported 24/7 by us and only mind dogs from one owner at any time.
We’ve won a whole swag of awards. And we’ve been featured in heaps of newspapers and magazines. But the proof of success we are most proud of comes from our 11,864 wonderful clients who have sent us messages like…
Not only did they look after Bozo well, they also loved him.
Just a wee note to say thank you again for looking after Billie for me for so long.....I really appreciated the fact that you embraced Billie as if he were your own and I know he really enjoyed it - he 'told' me so!!....Once again, many thanks to you both for your lovely, friendly service. You have set the bar high.
Neil, Everton Park
Bandit had a great time. He was excited to see us, that was after we got him inside from playing with Jinx. Fiona was fantastic from the first phone call to pick up. She made us feel so relaxed about leaving Bandit that we had a great break and the text from her letting us know how things were going was so nice. We will be asking for her again and have been telling all our friends about DFP.
So if you want to be sure you AND your best friend have a stress-free, totally relaxing holiday, phone 1300 30 70 21 and we’ll tell you more about our service. If you want to avoid dog boarding kennels and would feel more comfortable with a carefully-screened, fully-supported, one-on-one minder call us today.
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Please call if we can help you in any way. Phone 1300 30 70 21 or click here to make a booking.