Derek & Joy

Derek & Joy H.

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Reliable and gentle animal loving family

8 repeat guests
18 reviews
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 45 minutes ago
About Derek & Joy
We are an animal loving family located on a quiet street in Safety Bay that would love to look after your pets in our home when you are not able to.

We are home most of the time as we homeschool and work from home. Our three boys (8, 11 & 12) love animals and are very gentle with pets.

We were the very proud parents of two Bichon Frise dogs who recently passed away, so we have a lot of love and experience to give your pet.

There are some wonderful enclosed dog parks in our area, nice walks along the beach, or if you prefer us to keep your pet on our property then we have a fully enclosed large backyard for them to play in.

We are happy if you would like your loved one to live inside or outside our house. We will do our best to replicate life at your home, so hopefully they won't miss you too much.

We will look after pets for one family at a time, so your pet will get our undivided attention and not feel anxious with others around. Multiple pets from the same family are welcome.

Please understand that we are unable to deal with aggressive behaviour, especially as we have children in the house.

We are happy to answer any questions you have at the meet and greet to make sure everyone is happy.
Children at home
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Derek & Joy's Home
Large backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Full refund up to 1 day before the booking at 12pm. After which you will pay 50% of the booking.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
18 reviews
Melissa G.
Pet Hosting - Apr 10, 2024
Derek & Joy provided our dog, Rex with the best of care. They went above and beyond to cater for Rex’s needs, ensuring Rex was settled, they provided daily walks, played games with him, provided enrichment activities, and much more. After Rex’s first time with Derek and Joy we feel we wouldn’t want him to go anywhere else!
J R.
Pet Day Care - Mar 29, 2024
George loves his time with this beautiful family. He is safe, well looked after and loved.
J R.
Pet Day Care - Mar 24, 2024
George and I lucked out when we found this beautiful family on Mad Paws. They take such wonderful care of George, and keep me updated regularly with photos during the day. It’s reassuring know he’s in such safe and loving hands 🤩
Steven C.
Pet Hosting - Mar 24, 2024
Cleo had a really good time with Derek, Joy and their family. Lots of photos during here stay. Communiction and arranging drop off and pick up time was very easy. Cleo will be returning to stay again soon. Thanks for looking after our Cleo so well.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 35 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 31 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 5 / journey