Mardi

Hounds Lounge - Where your pooch is priority

Lara
5 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Lives with 1 dog and 1 pet
Lives with Cocker Spaniel Flick
Usually responds within one hour
8 h ago
Last activity
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Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Mardi

Growing up in the country on a farm I always loved animals. I wanted to be a farmer or a vet as I loved handling and making the farm pups friendly, sociable and well balanced. I also had a fox terrier/jack russell as my best mate and partner in crime. Fast forward and I am now a Primary School teacher and mother to 3 boys! (10, 12, 14). Don't work with kids or animals they say 😝! 

As a family person I know the struggle it can be to find a pet sitter when I want to get away for a few nights. So here we are... a loving family with room for your little fur, feather, scale baby, so you can get away without worrying. We have a great set up with a weather proof large pergola, enclosed yard and decent, secure grassed yard for your sniffer to sniff around and explore. 

Sadly our 18 year old cocker spaniel passed away this year (2024) and we are eager to fill the void by taking your dog with us on outings, playing with them, taking them for a stroll or snuggling them up on a beanbag if that is more their jam. We would love you to bring all your pets special things to make them feel as comfortable as possible (bedding, toys, bowl, food). We have a spare fridge and freezer to store their perishables. We will happily feed them following your instructions and administer any medications. 

As we have children we are only able to accept trained, well-behaved animals. We trust and appreciate your judgment and honesty with this. We are very sorry, but we are unable to cater for high energy or destructive rascals (as much as we love them too). Please note all pets need to be up to date with de-flea and de-worm medication. 

I am also happy to discuss visits to your home to tend to pets or complete other small tasks that help you get away (bins and mail etc). I am Lara based and have a responsible son Fletcher who helps with pet/house sitting and an experienced pet feeder friend Bec, who both help me out when multiple house visits are required in a day. 

Please note, we have moved and our yard looks different to the photos, but dont worry our new yard is even better and just as secure. Also our Dog Groomer friend from 'Grooming About' lives in our street, so please feel free to contact Justyna on 0455 996 910 to organise a time during your pets stay and I can easily take him/her over and collect. 

Look forward to hearing from you soon,

Mardi xx☺️xx

*You may request to view my teacher's police check on arrival. 

Mardi's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
40 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
30 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/walk
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
35 AUD
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
120 AUD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
70 AUD
/day

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Dog Boarding
Christine, 2024-01-06

We were thrilled with the care Mardi gave to Sandy. It was a delight communicating with her and she is so adaptable. Sandy returned one very happy puppy. Huge thanks Mardi - till the next time. 🐶🥳👏

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Dog Boarding
Jen, 2023-12-14

Lexi had a fantastic time with Mardi, Ash & Murph. We booked at the last minute & they were welcolming & Lexi felt comfortable immediately. Plus she was very tired when she got home.

Thanks,

Jen, Charlie & Lexi

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Availability

Mardi's Pets

Flick
Cocker Spaniel
Chip
Bird

About Mardi's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Mardi's home

A medium outdoor area
has kids older than ten
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Have always been around animals, in particular dogs.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

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Mardi

Mardi

Hounds Lounge - Where your pooch is priority

Lara
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Mardi

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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