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 Canberra)

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.
The Solution?
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… 


The minders went out of their way to treat my dog as their own.  They know he is an Assistance Dog and even made sure he was never left alone for the whole time he was there – one of them was always with him which is what he is used to…..that’s dedication for you!

Amanda, Flynn

I couldn't be happier with Don't Fret Pet's service and Jan. Charlie and Missy came back happy, clean, and healthy, I couldn't thank Jan more! especially I know Charlie and Missy were a bit naughty at her place jumping onto her table and bark at her visitors.... : (

I will use your service again next time I am going away (also will recommend you to others). Knowing there are minders our there who truly enjoy company of others' pets, it is quite a relief for dog mommy like me. : )

Catherine, Canberra 

Everyone from the admin people to the DFP minder and her family were extremely helpful and flexible.  Really appreciate the attention to detail at short notice.  Thank you.  I will happily refer friends.

Clare, Curtin


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.
Or you can read more here…

·The ‘inside story’ about some boarding kennels
·Home visiting service
·Want to become a minder?

Be sure to get a copy of our new consumer awareness guide and avoid the 7 mistakes most dog owners make when going on holidays.  

Please call if we can help you in any way.  Phone 1300 30 70 21 or click here to make a booking.


Jenny Brearley