Jan S.
Smiths Gully , Victoria
Service Description
I have shared my life with dogs, cats and horses for 50 years.... more than "pets" animals are as dear to me as my own family. I have a 20 acre farm near Hurstbridge, Yarra Glen, Eltham and work from home, it's a B&B :) I am a nurturer. Of humans and non human animals, I care. I was a policewoman in the Mounted Branch for most of my 33 years with Vicpol and as such am reliable and adaptable. My own darling doggy died just days ago. We were together for 12 years and I miss her very much, as do my three cats and two horses. We were very much a unit. But life goes on and as of late August 2016 i have a beautiful new canine friend, Mac sharing my life. He is friendly and hasn't shown any issue with other dogs. I can offer that your dog will live as mine do. They are by my side more often than not. If I must leave them to go out they come in the car or if too hot, stay in the AC house or pen if mild and not a jumper. They will be well exercised as I am an endurance athlete. As short or as long as they need to be walked or ran....I'm their girl :) Dog and Pet Sitting is all about authenticity and reliability in my opinion. Love and knowledge must go hand in hand. It's a very personal thing to entrust ones best friend into the care of another. I know this first hand from having sitters and carers come stay here when I go away on holidays. I would love to care for your dog here in Smiths Gully. I can also potentially visit and care for your pets at home in a 15km radius.
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
$40 per night

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
Not Offered

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
$25 per session

House Visiting

House Visiting
$30 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$15 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: No


Cat: No


Bird: No


Rabbits: No

Property Type: House
Backyard Space: Large (greater than 50 m2)
Backyard Fenced: Yes
Sleeping Location:
     - Indoors
Home has children: No
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $30 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
Jan is a wonderful compassionate & patient person,she looked after my old dog Milly as if she was her own I would have no hesitation is recommending Jan. Best wishes. Candy.
Pet Hosting | Sep 27, 2016

More About The Pet Minder
Jan S.
Jan S.
I have a 20 acre property operating as a human B&B in the Yarra Valley and thus work at home. I lost my own doggy in 2015 to old age and am familiar and comfortable with the needs of oldies but they must be continent and able to sleep through the night without toileting. I have a new rescue dog who is gorgeous and friendly and 3 cats and 2 horses. I can only take in very well trained and housetrained, quiet dogs as i have guests to... more
Response Rate

Response Rate: 100 %

Response time

Response time: More than one day

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 1

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 2 months ago

Verified mobile

Verified mobile: No

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Strict Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 14 days before the booking at 12 noon.

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

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