We love our pets but one of the biggest drawbacks of pet ownership is what to do when it’s holiday time! Have you ever considered a dog minder for your dog? Or even becoming a dog minder yourself (great for people who don’t want a dog fulltime!). I’ve asked Find a Dog Minder to let us know what their business is all about… Jo

Plus there’s a special offer for anyone who uses Find a Dog Minder – read on…

Is your dog sad to be home alone? Need a dog minder?

The perfect person to mind your dog…

More often than not when you’re going away for business or pleasure you’re not able to take your fur-child with you. Finding the perfect place or person to look after your pooch is not always easy. For regular travellers it’s hard to continuously place the burden of your dog on a family member or friend.

Understandably most dog owners won’t consider a boarding kennel as this usually means cages and kennel cough.

Enter FindADogMinder, an online marketplace that connects dog owners with dog minders anywhere in Australia. It’s the perfect solution for a travelling dog owner and an ideal alternative to boarding kennels. It’s a simple process, you search for a minder in your area online, schedule a meet & greet so you’re 100% comfortable with where your dog will be staying and then travel with absolute peace of mind knowing your dog is in good hands and you’ll get email and SMS updates whilst you are away.

FInd a dog minder


“Dog minders are from all walks of life but they all have one thing in common – they love dogs!”

Love dogs? why not mind them?

From families with children who are road testing dog ownership to busy professionals who don’t have the time to commit to a dog full-time but love a four-legged companion on the weekends.

There’s completely flexibility in that you choose the breeds and size you prefer as well as the nightly rate you charge.

Full liability insurance is included across all membership levels in addition to around-the-clock help and support.

Your dog may miss you while you are away on holiday


Here are some stories from minders and those whose dog has been minded…

Meet Meredith, a dog minder from Lane Cove in Sydney Holiday care for dogs

“I love seeing my kids interact with the dogs we mind, it brings so much happiness to our family”

Meredith is an absolute dog lover and welcomes a pooch into her home with open arms. She and her family love dogs and minding them. The family owns a 3 year old Groodle which gets along with other dogs really well. Meredith’s favourite part about dog minding is to see her children interact with the visiting pooches. As the family loves dogs and taking care of them, it is a nice opportunity to have more dogs around and to get to know different breeds and their characteristics. She loves that her dog gets to enjoy the company of new and different dogs and it’s great pocket money for her children.

Meet Luke, from Tempe a dog owner who travels regularly for work Holiday minding for dogs

“I can’t bear the thought of my dog being locked in a cage so I was thrilled when I found FindADogMinder. I also love receiving SMS updates whilst I’m away.”

Luke works in credit services for a global bank. His job requires monthly domestic travel and importantly he wants Diesel to experience the same level of care he is used to at home.

Luke enjoys the convenience of booking online and being able to select a minder only a short distance from home. A meet and greet also allows him to meet the minder in advance, to make sure it is the right choice for Diesel. The dog minders treat his pooch as a part of the family and offer plenty of TLC. Twice daily walks and unlimited cuddles are included. Another advantage of dog minding compared to boarding kennels is that your dog lives in a family home and receives a lot of attention and gets the food and exercise he is used to.

Need a dog minder or want to become one? Here’s a special offer for you…

If you need someone to take care of your dog with great care and TLC, FindADogMinder is the best solution for you and a great alternative to boarding kennels. Search for your next minder here or become a minder yourself.

Join now and use promo code ‘furchild20’ to receive a 20% discount as a dog owner or ‘petproblems’ to get 2 months free as a dog minder – select the one month option and we’ll credit a second month on join-up.

Enjoy your holiday!

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  1. It was certainly lovely to hearabout this service rather than putting my animals in a kennel but with my situation I have 8 indoor cats 1 dog and a pink n grey galah and I feel it would be too hard to move all of my furbabies so I was wondering do u hav people who will look afta my animals in my own home thx again for yor time n look forward to yor response n also maybe a rough price to hav a gr8 day ???? xo

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