We know what it's like when you need someone to look after your family friend when you go away, and kennels just don't offer the love and comfort that a family home can. With someone home every day you can rest assured your pet will get lots of care, company, play time and cuddles.
Our boxer girl, Bonnie has small and large friends, is well trained and loves to go for walks and runs along nearby trails. We have a large garden and high fencing all around, and we will only look after your pets during your booking. We prefer to care for dogs who have had some form of training or are being trained. Bonnie is very obedient and knows many words/commands: sit, stay, drop, heel, heel-back, walkies, run, on your mat, on the grass, fluffy, grandma, fetch, ball, rope, no jump, wait and more.
Your dog can sleep inside or outside (we have an empty kennel and raised outdoor dog bed you can use), or they can sleep in the laundry, in our family room, or with Bonnie in the study. We don't have dogs on our furniture or beds, but we do have lots of soft mats they can rest on in multiple locations around our house.
What to Bring
You will need to bring your pets bedding, bowl, toys, lead, all their food, snacks, bones and treats.
Pick up/Drop off
If you would like us to pick up your pet and/or drop them home, we can do so for a small fee depending on where you live. Please talk to us if you need this service and price can be confirmed.
Warm Bath and Grooming
On longer stays, if you would like your dog to have a pampering warm shampoo bath and really good brush, the cost is an additional $25 (short-hair) $35 (mid-long-hair). Please let me know in your request and I can add this to your booking.
Meet and Greet
This is important to us. We will arrange a meet and greet prior to approving your pet's stay. Not all dogs get along and as we are a normal busy family, we want everyone to be safe and happy with the way we live in our home. If the meet and greet is successful, we will give you the MadPaws Information Sheet ready for you to fill out and bring with your pet when they come to stay, and will then approve your MadPaws booking.
If you want a safe, comfortable and kind place for your pet while you are away, with a responsible and caring family, please select the booking dates you require and tell us about your family friend.
Your pet might even have a better holiday than you!