Dan and Family

Dan and Family H.

Identity Verification
Online Training
Police Check
Administering medication
Fully Vaccinated

Your pets safety is our highest priority!

13 repeat guests
76 reviews
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 4 hours ago
About Dan and Family
We offer a family orientated, flexible, cost effective and safe alternative to pet motels. Please click on "read more" and/or send an enquiry for further details.

We accept dogs of all ages and sizes, high care, low care and everything in between.

Cats are 50% off the applicable rate. Send through an enquiry for a quote.

Home Visits are limited to the Hervey Bay CBD and immediate area.

Meet and Greets are optional and are held at your discretion.

We are centrally located in Hervey Bay (Scarness). Approx 25min drive (20km) to the River Heads Barge (to Fraser Island) and 11 minute (7km) drive to the Urangan Boat Harbour.

Maw Paw Time frames per services are clarified in the below web address (copy and paste address as links don’t work on this platform)

Please note that the service fees do NOT include food for your pet. Adequate quantities of food must be provided by the pet owner at time the booking commences. I can supply everything else if preferred.

Our fence is secure, and we have three loving and highly empathetic children (9 – 12 years old) that love animals and will help to care for them and keep them entertained. It is important that your pet gets along with (or at least tolerates) children. Our children WILL be supervised whilst interacting with your pet. Dangerous dogs will not be accepted.

Other sitters accept several dogs at any one time, however where possible we only accept one client at a time. For this reason, I recommend quickly securing your booking by making payment to MadPaws once approved. I cannot reserve unpaid bookings. Bookings are NOT confirmed until payment is made to MadPaws. I also reserve the right to cancel any unpaid bookings at any time.

Meet and Greets are optional and are held at your discretion. I don't allow inspections of my yard or residence during meet and greets or drop off. A dedicated drop off and pick area is designated for these interactions. Due to some privacy concerns I won’t deviate from that area.

Dogs will most likely get at least a little bit dirty during their stay, depending on a number of environmental variables. Dog washing is not included as part of this service.

An afternoon walk is generally conducted each day for at least ½ an hour to hour pending weather, the fitness level of the pet or other advice provided by the client.

Whether it is for a day or a week, if you leave your pet with us you can be assured that your pets safety is our highest priority!
Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Dan and Family's Home
Type: House
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Strict
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 14 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
Reviews & Testimonials
76 reviews
Tsainish ( Lois ) A.
Pet Hosting - Jan 27, 2022
Very good.
Maddy K.
Pet Day Care - Jan 22, 2022
Lottie was well looked after and loved during her stay. Thank you again Dan and Family.
Larissa B.
Pet Hosting - Jan 11, 2022
Dan and his family looked after our dog for two weeks. She had a wonderful time and was well looked after. We received photos and updates and were reassured that she was having fun on her own holiday. Dan was also really accomodating when we had to change our pick up arrangement a few times due to floodingaffecting our ability to get home!
Joiani F.
Pet Hosting - Jan 5, 2022
Dan and family were lovely looking after our boys and taking care of their medicine. Thanks!!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 22 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 44 / day
House Visiting
$ 33 / visit
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered