Steve F.
Newstead, Queensland
Service Description
Freevia and I are semi-retired. and available all day and almost everyday to love, care for, play, and walk your best friend. And if we go out, we take our "visitors" with us, so they are never alone. And if they want, they can "sleep" next to us. Your dog will get plenty of walks (if they are upto it) including visits to the dog park (if OK with you).

In summary we offer a 5 star safe experience for your best friend, and lots of love and walks.

We have been away overseas for a while and are looking forward to rejoining the MadPaws community again.

We've had plenty of experience dog sitting, and we truly love it. And we have many return customers. And often, dogs are very reluctant to leave.

Going away? Looking to give your dog an active holiday? And be spoilt like kids? Busy all day at work? Or just need somebody to play with and love your dog?
We live in a large apartment in Newstead right on the river. We have huge surrounding gardens, and open green areas close by including a Dog Park.

Please note that we are negotiable with the rates. Sometimes it is difficult to set a rate (particular for visits to your home, and sits at your home) without knowing all the requirements and where you live.

We are available on short notice, and almost every day.

We will love and care for your dog and bring him/her safely home by arrangement. We can also pick up your dog if you want.

We would prefer to limit the size of dogs to no more than 10 to 15kg. If approaching 15kg, we can only accept a dog who is relatively quiet and enjoys lounging around.

If you have two small dogs, we are very happy to look after them at the same time. We generally only look after two small dogs if they come from the same family. Sometimes we make exceptions for our regulars.

It is very important to us that your dog is well behaved, barks very little and is toilet trained. In return, we promise that your dog will be loved, safe, spoilt and well cared for.

If you feel that you deserve a special rate for some reason, contact us via MadPaws and we can discuss this with you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Steve & Freevia
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
$31 per night

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
$42 per night

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
$31 per session

House Visiting

House Visiting
$31 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$21 per session

Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming
Not Offered

Dog Training

Dog Training
Not Offered

Pets Accepted
Small Dog

Small Dog: Yes

Medium Dog

Medium Dog: Yes

Large Dog

Large Dog: No

Giant Dog

Giant Dog: No


Puppies: Yes


Cat: No


Bird: No


Rabbits: No

Property Type: Apartment/ Unit
Backyard Space: Medium (25 - 50 m2)
Backyard Fenced: Yes
Sleeping Location:
     - Indoors
     - Outdoors
Home has children: No
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $20 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
lucy w.
Thanks so much Steve and Freevia! Nala had such a fabulous day with you while our yard was being re-done. She is always greeted with love and excitement, goes on lots of adventures and comes home happy and worn out. I always know she is safe and having a good time with you both, thank you!
Pet Day Care | Jan 19, 2018

Tanya G.
Dear Mad Paws, from the commencement of our booking for our Puppy Steve and Freevia were wonderful! We had not used your service before and they instantly made us feel comfortable and confident we were making the right decision. Steve and Freevia were a delight and looked after Herbie as if he was their own. We constantly got updates which was so beautiful and thoughtful of them and made our holiday so much more relaxing knowing our puppy was in such loving care. We have found two treasures for our treasure and cannot wait for Herbie to spend more time with Steve and Freevia. Kindest, Tanya
Pet Hosting | Jan 09, 2018

Michelle C.
This is Oscar's second stay with Steve and Freevia. We believe he has had a fantastic time with them. Multiple walks a day, dog parks every second day. They are very loving and we were so luck to have found Steve and Freevia for our first born :)
Pet Hosting | Jan 05, 2018

More About The Pet Minder
Steve F.
Steve F.
My wife Freevia & I are back in Brisbane, after a trip overseas, and we are looking forward to rejoining the MadPaws community. We love dogs and would like to have our own, as we have in the past, but we are now limited as we still wish to do some further long duration traveling in the future. We are available full time, just about every day, to walk, play, and look after your dog. We will spend as much time with your special friend as... more
Response Rate

Response Rate: 87 %

Response time

Response time: Within a few hours

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 8

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 1 month ago

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Verified mobile

Verified mobile: Yes

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Flexible Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day before the booking at 12 noon.

After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.

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