Gavin S.

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Temporary additions to the family welcome

9 repeat guests
43 reviews
Response rate: 98%
Last seen 17 hours ago
About Gavin
We are lucky enough to have small stable of calm and gentle dogs who keep coming back to us, and prefer to only take on these dogs that we have already established a relationship with.

If you are regular visitor and the app says we are unavailable, ask us anyway.

There’s two of us boys (11 & 13), Mum and Dad, and we’d like to establish a long-term relationship with a small number of dogs. Our back yard is surrounded by a solid 1.8m high fence, we have a pretty decent yard with tennis and soccer balls, and a large lounge that is big enough for all of us and two dogs. We live approx. 1000m from Mount Stromlo and across the road from a park, so will be happy to get outside with the dogs (on a lead!).

Since June 2021 we have our own little dog - a small Shitzu Maltese cross and from December 2021 we have a second Shitzu with us permanently. Since being in Canberra we’ve had the regular company of many Spoodles and Cavoodles. We enjoy their company and the family would be happy to do it more often with well-mannered small or small-medium dogs. During most business days the house is quiet during school hours.

This is a family interest, not a business, if we haven’t met you and your dog we won’t take him/her at short notice. Similarly, if your dog/s aren’t friendly, calm and well behaved, we’re not the dog sitters for you.

Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Gavin'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
43 reviews
Carolyn D.
Pet Hosting - May 2, 2022
Brooks enjoyed his week long stay with Gav and the family! As always he had a great time playing with Stan and enjoyed all of his walks and belly rubs. Thanks for taking care of Brooks so well!
Matt J.
Pet Hosting - Apr 25, 2022
Very happy leaving our pip with Gavin and the family. Pup seemed very happy in photos and they had a great set up that really suited our needs.
Carolyn D.
Pet Hosting - Apr 12, 2022
Thanks to Gavin and the family for looking after the pup again. Brooks loves being at his home away from home and always comes back a tired pup after all of his playtime. He is looking forward to his next stay!
Sarah B.
Pet Hosting - Mar 22, 2022
Thank you so much to the whole family for taking care of Puppy on short notice. She was very well looked after and we were both very happy.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 42 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered