Derek & Joy

Derek & Joy H.

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Reliable and gentle animal loving family

5 repeat guests
8 reviews
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 8 hours 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
Type: House
Large backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Flexible
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day 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
Reviews & Testimonials
8 reviews
Claudia R.
Pet Day Care - Feb 14, 2024
Absolutely lovely family, felt very happy to leave my dogs with them, will definitely use again!!
Jasmine B.
Pet Hosting - Feb 12, 2024
Bruce had the best stay at Derek and Joys, he was well loved and received daily happy snaps of Bruce, it was a great piece of mind that he was well looked after ☺️
Saranya B.
Pet Hosting - Jan 30, 2024
Derek, Joy and their family were wonderful. They sent lots of updates and pictures. Marlo was taken good care of and I could see they genuinely cared for him like their own. I would give them a million stars if I could. Highly recommend!!
Claudia C.
Pet Hosting - Jan 22, 2024
Derek and Joy + family took such great care of our fur baby, This was our first time using mad paws service and I’m so glad we found them, They gave us lots of picture updates throughout the whole stay which made me feel at ease. They took our dog on daily walks and gave her lots of cuddles and play time. Communication has been so easy and quick, I couldn’t recommend them enough!
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