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Online Training
Fenced garden
Police Check
Administering medication

Sarah & James - Happy Dog Minding

24 reviews
Response rate: 98%
Last seen 1 month ago
About Sarah
Hi! We’re James and Sarah, trustworthy and experienced dog minders in our home environment. We have four years experience looking after over 100 dogs of all sizes and personalities. As such, we understand the responsibility and importance of providing love and care as well as meeting their individual and special needs. Your pet will temporarily become apart of our warm, friendly, and fun home environment. We allow dogs the freedom to explore our large premises at their own leisure; they are welcome to come inside to receive plenty of cuddles and to watch TV with us! We take them for daily walks to the off-leash dog park at the end of our street, which gives them an additional opportunity to be exercised, stimulated, and to socialise with other dogs. To ensure that your pet settles in and is comfortable from the get-go, all we ask is that you bring bedding, food, toys, a leash, and any medication. We will provide:

- Trusted, vetted, and insured home environment
- 4+ years of dog minding experience
- Friendly home environment without cages
- Inside and outside accessibility throughout the day and night
- Securely and fully fenced-in 500m²+ backyard
- Play/walks in a large, fenced-in, and off-leash dog park only 100m away
- Daily walks of up to an hour
- Personal one-on-one attention, play, and cuddles
- Administration of oral and injectable medication
- Reduced risk of catching a kennel disease
- Current police and working with children checks

In addition to the services provided, we intend to leave you with peace of mind through photo up-dates and open, honest, and trustworthy communication while you’re away.

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About us: James and Sarah are professionals in graphic design and psychological research, respectively. We’re active, healthy, and always looking forward to our next power walk or run! Most importantly, we are bonded by our love of, and connection with, animals.

From 2013 to 2016, we have been house sitting across Melbourne looking after a diverse range of animals – from blue tongue lizards to large Mareema sheepdogs. During this time, our enduring soft spot for animals of all sizes and personalities strengthened, and we and learnt the skills necessary to look after beloved pets with diverse and unique needs.

Now, with a home of our own in Heidelberg West, we definitely don’t want to sacrifice the opportunity to care for more gorgeous pets. We welcome dogs of all sizes to temporarily become apart of our warm, friendly, and fun home environment in Heidelberg West.
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Sarah's Home
Type: House
Large backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Moderate
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Residential Pets
12 years old
Golden Retriever
Good with Children
Good with Dogs
Good with Cats
Good with Children
Good with Dogs
Good with Cats
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat15 repeat stays
24 reviews
Andrew M.
Pet Hosting - Jan 28, 2019
Jasper came home a happy dog, as always
Chris P.
Pet Hosting - Jan 2, 2019
Obi had a great time with Sarah and James! Would definitely recommend them for others.
Andrew M.
Pet Hosting - Jul 29, 2018
Sarah and James took very good care of Jasper as always.
Andrew M.
Pet Hosting - Jul 27, 2018
Jasper had a great time, as always, with Sarah and James
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
Away from home
$ 63 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 10 / journey
Emergency Transport