** Urangan Hervey Bay ** ** 21 mins from Fraser Island barge ferry ** ** 5 mins from HB airport **
** Daily 25 min dog walk usually included free, subject to weather and pick-up time. (Because of heat I usually walk after 5pm) **
** When booking overnight stay of one night only, if pick-up time is more than 30 hrs after drop-off, please book as 1 overnight plus 1 day care. **
** I normally respond within 30 mins, sometimes a little longer. ** ** Very flexible on Drop-off and Pick-up times to match your ferry and airport times ** ** Please make sure your dog is wearing a normal collar ** ** $10 dog taxi cost listed is for upto 10 km ** ** Surcharged at $1.25 per km over 10 km **
** Animal First Aid (advanced) certificate. **
I am a dog lover, and have kept poodles and border collies for 25 years. I speak ‘dog’ – that is am good at reading dog’s sounds, looks, and stances to know what they need. I was a professional groomer (washing and clipping) for about 2 years – and never got bitten! (A lot of dogs find bath-time a bit stressful, clipping more so. – you have to be good with dogs to earn their trust – and not abuse it). I’ve also worked my own dogs in obedience and agility – just for fun, not at the serious competitive level.
I have a large fully fenced garden that your dog can exercise in, and also there are some safe dog walks within 5 minutes of where I live. However, I wouldn’t exercise your dog off lead outside of my garden unless your dog and I have established enough of an understanding to know your dog will come when called. (This can’t usually be guaranteed with someone they don’t know well). Your dog is welcome to share our home, which, while they were with me would be their home as well. Digging in the garden and dusty poor prints inside is OK. If your dog is a small white fluffy lovable, I can wash them before return if you wish. Dogs sleep inside unless they don't want to.
Food: You are expected to provide food. Bring more than they normally eat.
PLEASE: Even if you have arranged a time, PHONE 15-20 mins before arriving for Meet and Greet, drop -off, or pick-up. When you arrive ring bell on gate. Thank you.
Note: During off-peak times I require payment 24 hrs before start date, and cancellation policy is 'Flexible'. During peak times I require payment within 24 hrs of accepting booking, and cancellation policy is 'Moderate'. During Christmas and Easter I require payment within 24 hrs of accepting booking, and cancellation policy is 'Strict'. Rates are higher at Christmas and Easter. Puppies: I charge a Puppy Surcharge. Dogs 6 months and younger are classed as puppies. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings
* * * * * Once in a cold, dark, winter forest I howled at a fullmoon - just because. From across the valley a wolf howled back. It sent a shiver through my heart that was not fear. I felt a brotherhood that goes back before we domesticated pig, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and cattle. We partnered with the hunter 30,000 years before we thought of penning the food. Today there are 20,000 wolves in America and 20,000 in Europe. Welcome back my amber-eyed friends. I salute you! - Njáll Arthursson View: https://medium.com/english-composition-1301/original-name-puppy-and-wolf-reflection-660506009897
Children at home
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
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