** I am in Urangan, Hervey Bay ** ** 10 mins from whale cruises ** ** 21 mins from Fraser Island barge ferry ** ** 5 mins from HB airport ** ** I normally respond within 30 mins, sometimes a little longer. ** ** If you haven't had a response via Mad Paws within 1 hour please phone me on 0424 872 715. (Mad Paws messages cause an SMS alert. Very occasionally the SMS doesn't make it through, and I won't see your booking request until I check my email, or log in to my Mad Paws account.) ** ** 25 min dog walk usually included, subject to weather and pick-up time.** ** When booking overnight stay of one night only, if pick-up time is more than 26 hrs after drop-off, please book as 1 overnight plus 1 day care. ** ** 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, and that it is tight enough not to dlip off when your dog is on a leash. ** ** $10 dog taxi cost listed is for up to 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 eat normally.
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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Doggy Quotes:
It is said that as 'docga' had replaced the Old English term 'hund', the scribe-monk Nigelus of Nowich, who was always accompanied by Fido (a common name for dogs, meaning faithful), disliked the way both were used as a perjorative, and promulgated the spelling 'dog', saying let all be reminded that d,g, and o, can be rearranged to spell the two greatest sources of unconditional love.
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
Underneath my stroking hand, startled eyes of hazel bland, kindling, growing larger. Up thou leapest with a spring. Full of prank and curvetting leaping like a charger. Therefore to this dog will I, tenderly not scornfully, render praise and favour: with my hand upon his head, is my benediction said therefore and forever, and because he loves me so, better than his kind will do, often, man or woman, give I back more love again, than dogs often take of men, leaning from my human. Blessings on thee, dog of mine. - Elizabeth Barett Browning, extracted from 'To Flush, My Dog'
Once in a cold, dark, winter forest I howled at a full moon - 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 Paste the following URL into your browser to see a how Puppies see themselves! 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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