Julie

J & D's Doggie Homestays

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29 recurring guests
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
40 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Julie

We have enjoyed caring for guest doggies for over 8 years and over 120 different doggies have enjoyed their holidays with us, including many repeat guests.

I volunteer at the RSPCA one day/week and my husband has a part-time casual job. Most of the time one or the other of us is home as my husband is semi retired. Your fur baby will not be left alone for long periods of time.  

We are an 'empty nest' couple with no pets of our own. We miss having our own doggie so we look forward to having guest doggies stay with us for a holiday when their family are away. Your doggie will get all our love, pats & cuddles and attention.  

The 'meet and greet' prior to the stay ensures peace of mind that your baby will be well cared for. This meeting is at our home so the doggie has a chance to explore and get familiar with where they will be staying, and you can see the security and comfort they will have. This usually takes around 30-45 minutes and we discuss:

  • Does the doggie have any special needs or behavioural problems (eg separation anxiety, reactive to other dogs)
  • Feeding details
  • Where the doggie will sleep (anywhere except in or on our bed is available). A lot of doggies sleep on their bed on the floor next to our bed as they like to be close to us
  • Exercise - What is the doggies usual exercise? We aim to give them the same amount of time eg 30 minutes walk daily, and/or play time/games, ball play and optional visits to the dog park or beach
  • If the doggie likes car rides 
  • Allergies? Likes and dislikes? Medication?
  • Regular Vet's details
  • We are close to the beach and 2 dog parks (separate ones for large or small dogs).

    Our home has a spacious, secure back yard with plenty of room for exploring and playing. We share the comfort of the inside of our home with our guests, so they enjoy r/c air-conditioning and being close to us. 

    We are 30 minutes from the airport. 

    We have a car available to take the doggie to the vet if needed.

    We try and give our 'guests' similar rules as what they they have at home eg being allowed on sofas/lounges or not.

    There is always shelter and access to water.

    We can give the doggie a bath if needed (eg after going to the beach or if they get muddy or roll in somethinkg smelly).

    Good communication is important so we share updates (with photos), during the homestay by MMS or email.

    We can administer oral medication or insulin injections.

    We only take one booking at a time - up to 3 doggies from the one home.

    Only doggies over 12 months old and up to 50kg

    Doggies vaccinations need to be up to date.

    We have Police Checks.

    Julie's services

    At the sitter's home

    Dog Boarding
    Overnight stay at the sitter's home
    40 AUD for each additional pet
    50 AUD
    /night

    Julie also offers

    Pick up / drop off

    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

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    Maggie, 2024-06-18

    Julie was easy to communicate with , very welcoming and our girl Cassie was very relaxed and happy on drop off and pick up . Julie and Deddy had taken good care of her with walks and games . Julie was very thorough with details which we appreciate . Highly recommend as a sitter for your fur baby .

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    Nicole, 2024-05-22

    Julie was absolutely wonderful. She took great care of our Staffy X dog Cruiz. We will definitely use her services again and are very grateful she was so kind and gentle with Cruizey.

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    Availability

    About Julie's Home

    Accepted pets

    Dog sizes
    0-40 kg
    Dog ages
    1-20 years
    Dog sex
    Female & Male
    Small animals
    rodents, rabbits, ...

    Julie's home

    A large outdoor area
    Has no kids
    A fully fenced backyard
    Emergency transport

    Walking areas

    Nearby off-leash dog area
    Urban, Beach & City park

    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English & Other
    < 5 years of experience
    Compassionate carers for doggies with special needs Able to give injections to insulin dependant diabetics Experienced with many different breeds Reliable and have many repeat visitors

    Can Administer

    Oral medications
    Injected medications

    Experience with

    Animal welfare as a volunteer
    Rescuing pets
    Behavioural problems

    Stats

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    Verified
    Email
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    Julie

    Julie

    J & D's Doggie Homestays

    Taperoo
    Dog boarding
    24h stay, at sitter's home
    40 AUD for each additional pet
    50 AUD
    /night
    All services and rates
    Contact Julie

    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

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