My husband and I are both animal crazy people. We have a 3-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, Obi, and both have grown up with dogs, cats, rabbits, bats, snakes and birds.
We have a lovely, large house in Hawthorn with a huge backyard (pictured) it is a double block, so larger than some parks. Obi is an outside dog when we are at work, an inside/outside when we are at home (the back door is always open, so they can move freely throughout the house). There is lots of shade outside, trees and it is fully enclosed with a high, secure fence. Obi sleeps inside, but your pet can sleep wherever they feel comfortable. We also have a pet-pool and pet-fan for those hotter months, or blankets for when its cooler.
We live with two other room-mates, who are just as animal-loving as we are - it also means 80% of the time there is someone home. My husband and I both work Mon to Fri, 8.30am to 4.30pm, and are home-bodies - so we will prioritise spending time with your pet - especially if they are anxious or needy. On the weekends we will make sure we are at home as much as possible when your pet stays with us.
Your pet will get much love and attention - Obi gets two (30-45min) walks a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We spend lots of time cuddling, and on weekends we go on excursions to Ruffey Lake Park, Brighton Beach etc. This is all dependent on your animal though - if you wish for them to stay at our place only, we have enough space to throw the ball and play with them here. We also are happy to keep them off or on-lead when walking, depending on your needs.
Obi is a big dog - so we are very comfortable with handling larger breeds, but he is very gentle and relaxed and actually loves little dogs, and older dog in particular - so all shapes and sizes are welcome. We would be happy to meet you in our local parks (St James Park or Yarra Park Reserve/Pridmore Park - Hawthorn) or at our place, to go through any of your concerns.
We also have the 24-hour emergency vet, 10mins down the road in Collingwood - where we have a great vet, if any issues arise after-hours - when your normal vet is not available. We have a large SUV car - so transport is also not an issue - we can pick or drop your animal off at a small extra cost.
Services and Rates
$35 per night
Pet Day Care
$30 per session
$30 per session
Small Dog: No
Medium Dog: Yes
Large Dog: Yes
Giant Dog: Yes
Large (greater than 50 m2)
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $10 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes