The Amazing Boarding Kennel Alternative 10,409 Dogs and Their Owners Rave About
Your Dog... Welcomed Into the Home of a Local Dog Lover Just Like You (Experienced Minders All Around Melbourne)
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 21 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.
And it worked. 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 10,409 wonderful clients who have sent us messages like…
Absolutely delighted with Margaret who looked after Tinka over the weekend. As an older, cranky dog we were worried about how he'd settle but he was immediately at ease with Margaret and we were so reassured that we had no hesitation to confirm the booking. We would book and use Margaret and Don't Fret Pet's service again. Not only did they look after Bozo well, they also loved him.
Viv, Roxburgh Park
My dog is very easy to take care of but I needed to know he was with someone who cares deeply about animals and loves them. That’s exactly what I got.
I just wanted to pass on how pleased we were with the Sankar family who minded our Dog for five weeks. Kobi was spoilt by the entire family and looked so healthy and happy when we collected her. Although Kobi was happy to be home she missed her 'other' family for a few days-a sure sign of the care she had!
Bev, Caulfield East
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.
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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.