We are a family of 4 who love dogs and don't have one of our own. We enjoy having dogs come to visit us and stay for long or short periods. They become part of our family and usually come and stay again! They are included in all our activities and get heaps of exercise and company. I often walk up Mt Ainslie and like to have company too if they are up for it. I am at home all day so they are not left alone except for the supermarket trips etc.. They are welcome inside at all times, although no sleeping on my bed is allowed (well, we might make an exception sometimes!).
If you are looking for a loving family environment to help with care for your dog for any sort of time frame, please think of us. We look after and love our visiting dogs as if they were our own. I have two children aged 7 and 9 so the dogs need to be comfortable and safe with kids, but both children are very gentle and know how to behave around them.
I have been a pet minder for many years, and we love it.