Firstly let me say that all our approved Minders provide their service to TopDog at a nominal fee, they are not minding dogs for a profit but do it because they genuinely love dogs and love caring for them in their homes, they consider it a wonderful hobby where they get to do what they enjoy most. The minders sole task is to love and care for your dog. TopDog runs the business side of things, for example; advertising, insurance, website, staff, minder interviews, bookings, phone calls, emails etc. Obviously TopDog would not be able to run this great service without our wonderful Minders!
TopDog is really fussy about who makes a good Minder. The process to become an approved Minder starts when we are contacted by a person wanting to become a minder, we send out a detailed application form for them to fill in. This gives us vital information about how suitable the person would be.
If after going through their application we think the person sounds suitable we then give them a call to discuss their application and go through what would be expected from them.
If after the phone interview we still think the person would be suitable, we then arrange an interview with them in their home.
During the meeting in their home we check to ensure the fencing and gates are secure. We also check the house and yard is clean and free of any dangerous items. If they have a dog of their own we check that they are social and have all their vaccinations are up to date.
If we think they will make great minders and they agree to our detailed Minders Agreement, we provide them with a Minders Kit which includes all our procedures and after hours contact details.
We are one of Australia’s leading dog minding companies, with over 13 years experience we pride ourselves on the service TopDog & our Minders provide to our customers. Why not let your dog have a great holiday with us.
My two "girls" seemed happy and at home when I arrived to pick them up after 10 days. They got along well with Kaye's dog and I am sure they loved going to the dog park. It was nice that Kaye told me that she thought "I was a devoted mother". Kaye gave me some hints on feeding my dogs 1/2 at breakfast and 1/2 at dinner instead of once per day which I have adopted and both my girls have dinner AND breakfast now. A good experience.