LEAVE THE DOG IN SAFE HANDS
PERSONAL dog minding is gaining traction among pet owners looking for an alternative to kennels.
“These days the family dog is seen as a third child rather than as a regular pet, so when people are going away they want to make sure their dogs are getting the care they would at home,” owner of business Find A Dog Minder Alex Bedwani said.
Most people who signed up to become minders couldn’t have a dog of their own or wanted to road test having a pet, Mr Bedwani said.
“But they all have one thing in common: they love dogs,” he said.
Pet owners search the site for a suitable minder – who charges an average of $30 per night – and organise a meet and greet before they commit.
“This benefits the owner and the minder – both need to be confident and happy,” Mr Bedwani said.
Minders don’t have formal qualifications but they are put through a screening process.
The site also has a review process: owner reviews minder and minder reviews dog.
Mr Bedwani said there were minders to suit the most spoiled pup.
“From organic diets to being fed at certain times and having to be washed on certain days, we get all manner of weird and wacky requests,” Mr Bedwani said.
Owner of Find a Dog Minder Alex Bedwani with beloved pooch Lewie.