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 Just to let you know we were extremely happy with the way Remy was looked after by Leonie and her family during our recent holiday.  He was clearly looked after as one of their family and no doubt pampered.  We will definitely be using your services in the future and specifically Leonie

Kind regards
Graeme Carroll (and Remy) Nov 2013
 Top Dog has never failed to find me a great minder for my Ridgeback Zuma.   Why use a kennel when your dog can have a great break too!

Mark (and Zuma) August 2013
 We used Top Dog Minders for the first time recently for a weekend. We couldn’t be happier with this service and the lovely and kind minder Leonie who looked after our Oskar. She is obviously a dog lover and was very welcoming to him. He had a fantastic time with her, she took him for walks & treated him as her own. We would recommend TDM and Leonie any time. 

Justine (and Oskar) August 2013
 TopDog found an excellent minder for us with only a week’s notice and our dog was well looked after by a lovely couple and their dog.  Sue was excellent, Millie had a lovely time.  The booking process was easy and thorough.

Skye (and Millie) August 2013
  The service was easy to organise and we had a minder who was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. Our minder made our dog feel welcome in her home and I was very pleased with the extra care she took of my dog including taking her for a walk and an outing. I would highly recommend this service and I would use this service again when needed.
Rhianna (and Storm) August 2013
  Such a flexible service, so much better than a dog kennel.  My dog had such a fantastic time he didnt want to come home! Sarah (and Max) August 2013
  Thanks TopDog Minders for taking care of our Suzie-Q, she had a good time, was relaxed and happy, we are very happy as well and would recommend the services to anyone

Olga (and Suzie Q) August 2013

TopDog staff are excellent. When my usual minders were unavailable they were able to find me someone new. Mingga was great! Reggie had a great time and loved to be with her dog. I think having another do there helped to take his mind off being left. TopDog Minders go that extra mile to ensure they the match the right minder for your dog. I have been able to place my poodle Reggie each time we have needed to leave him with fantastic minders! Thanks TopDog for the great job that you do.  
Lesley (and Reggie) August 2013
 My two dogs, Rose and Lilly, thoroughly enjtoyed their stay with Jenny. They had lots of walks and lots of cuddles and Jenny even bathed them so they were lovely and fresh-smelling when I picked them up.
Deborah (and Rose and Lilly) August 2013
 I found TopDog on the Internet and thought I'd give them a try for a short-stay booking for my precious puppy Jasper. I had no idea the service would be so professional, and my minder Rachel was absolutely amazing! I received regular texts and photos of Jasper happily playing and sleeping with their puppy Poppi. I was so happy, i've just booked a 4 week holiday and know that Jasper will receive the utmost care and TLC.

Thank you so much TopDog! 

Ina (and Jasper) August 2013

   Jackie was absolutely fabulous with Kalala and treated her like the 'princess' that she is. After meeting Jackie I had no qualms about entrusting Kalala to her care. She texted me regularly with updates and sent a gorgeous photo which I now have on my phone. When we picked her up she was beautifully groomed and Jackie had made her a special princess (bling) collar - which she lovers wearing. We have been in email contact since our return and I feel that Jackie is  probably Kalala's second Mum.

Lyn and John (and Kalala) July 2013
   Dianne was great. Guti was very well looked after. You could tell Dianne is dog nuts which, as a dog parent, is very settling.

Mike (and Guti) June 2013
  Olivia was wonderful with our dog.. In fact the dog came home as if she had been on a holiday..

Susan (and Amy) June 2013
 Top Dog Minders were able to find me an excellent local minder for my dear old dog at very short notice. Tui takes lots of medication, but Fiona was fine with that & she also sent me lovely text messages which set my mind at ease.

Sue (and Tui) June 2013
 Happy to recommend TopDog Minders, great service! 

Susan (and Skye) June 2013
 I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your assistance with finding a suitable minder for Jetta.


Evelyn and Felipe are indeed a wonderful couple and each are terrific people.  They really took to Jetta and he slept with him and was taken care of very well.  I would recommend them for dog minding anytime!!  They put in the extra miles with sending me pictures of Jetta whilst I was away and also allowed me to video call him.  He was walked and kept very clean and most importantly received tons of cuddles.


Once again thank you so much!  I couldn’t have gone away without this support, it’s priceless!


Carolyn (and Jetta) June 2013

  I thought the service i was given was fantastic. I booked a holiday within 4 weeks and needs someone to look after my puppy Milo. After googling I found TopDog Minders and thought I would give them a go. Lyn & John were the couple who looked after Milo and I was very happy with them and would use them again any day.  Lyn even contacted me by text message to advise how my dog was going.  I would recommend this company to anyone I know that has a dog.

Sarah (and Milo) May 2013
 It is a great service Dianne was amazing, Jay loved her i would always use your service again.
Kind Regards

Shelley (and Jay) May 2013
 I am very happy with Top dog minders for their prompt response and ability to quickly assess the needs of their clients. I have a very timid 3 year old female boxer who found her self at home with her first minder.  Julie and family were absolutely gorgeous and made my little one feel right at home. Zoe was so loved she was so excited to go and see the "kids" again. Everytime I asked her she would wag and get super excited and when we pulled up in the car at Julies again. Zoe went straight to Julie and family and made herself at home. Julie attended to Zoes every need and my Zoe is a very timid girl who quickly gained her confidence in the new surroundings. Julie and family kept her soo busy when I picked Zoe up she slept on the backseat all the way home. Thanks to Topdog minders and a special HUGE thankyou to Julie and family who are star pet minders and treat the dog as if its their own, minimising stress and making the stay for both dog a happy one which is second to none.!!!!

Kirsten (and Zoe) May 2013
 Our dog Oscar loved his stay with Sarah and it was such a relief for me as I was so nervous about leaving him. Sarah treated Oscar as her own and it made our weekend away very happy because we knew Oscar was in the best hands.

Susan (and Oscar) May 2013
Zoe was extremely helpful and friendly and efficient. 

Karen (and Roxie) May 2013
 Zoe was always very punctual in replying to booking requests, so I knew I could count on the agency to find me a dog sitter even with little notice.   I thought Erle was great and would definitely recommend him. I would be very happy for Erle to look after Sonic again
Topdog was punctual, reliable and have some great pet sitters on their books, I will definitely be using them again.  

Jodi (and Sonic) May 2013
 Organised very quickly, terrific minders and our puppies enjoyed their time away doing the things they normally do at home, like going for walks and to the beach. You don't get that at a boarding kennel.....

Luke and Brooke (and Gerard and Kahleesi) May 2013
   From the first point of contact I felt that TopDog cared about our dogs and were able to appreciate how much they mean to us. Suzie and Jack clearly love animals and made it clear that they would do everything they could to make them feel at home. Their communication with us when we were away was also very much appreciated as we then knew that we need not worry about them as they were in safe hands! 

Dianne (and Titan and Maxi) April 2013
 Just wanted to send a huge Thankyou to you for organising Dianne to mind Bonnie over our holidays. She had a lovely time with Dianne and we would love to use her again next time we go on holidays. Her eye has improved And she is feeling much better.

Thanks for making our first dog minding agency experience such a lovely one.

Chat with you next time.

Kind Regards,

Kylie, Shaun & Bonnie (April 2013)
  “I was quickly matched with a suitable local minder, and it was a good experience all round” 
Simon (and Chorizo) April 2013
  Joanna was fantastic, I was very happy with both her and Top Dog Minders' service.  Thank you.

Veena (and Brandy) April 2013
  I required the assistance of TopDog with very little notice, as my previous service had cancelled at the last minute. I was treated extremely well, and Zoe was extremely understanding. She had a minder sorted out within an hour, and called me back exactly when she said she would with the good news. I was very impressed by the excellent service, especially with the very short notice I was able to provide.   I was very satisfied. Oskar was very easy going and polite. He showed us exactly where our dog would sleep and made sure he had all the information required. When we returned earlier than expected, Oskar was happy to let us pick up our dog earlier. Our dog was obviously very happy and healthy upon his return, and I certainly was not stressed about his care while he was with Oskar as  a minder.  I would highly recommend this company to any dog owner. It is not often that you receive such high quality customer service. I felt very comfortable leaving my beloved dog in the dog minder's hands. 
    It was very easy to use and organise, and it is an excellent idea for dog care. It is certainly much nicer than using a kennel, and takes the stress out of leaving your dog with someone. 
CJ (and Socket) Feb 2013

The TopDog Minder service delivers:

·         A great matching service - I met the minder before the date.

·         Affordable prices

·         Good payment options

·         Peace of mind my dog would be in a family environment

Suzann (and Bob) Feb 2013

 Staff were quick to respond and organised an amazing minder for my dog.  Dianne is the best dog minder I have booked with Top Dogs - she is very friendly and was loving and caring with Jack 

Isabella (and Jack) Feb 2013
  I was hesitant about putting my fur kids in a kennel and wanted a service from home. When I found Top Dog minders I knew they would perfect. I had a wonderful dog minder who had plenty of experience and loved my dogs as much as I did. She had a great home for them to play in and I didn't feel worried at all leaving my fur kids with her. I highly recommend Top Dog minders!! 

Stephanie (and TomTom and Max) Feb 2013
  I just wanted to send a note to let you know how much I appreciate your service, especially with such short notice. 
Our dog minder was very nice and accomodating, and it was such a relief to know our dog was looked after while we were gone. '
I will definitely be recommending your service to friends with dogs. It was greatly appreciated how quickly we were able to go from being in a panic, to having our situation solved by your company. 

CJ (and Blaze) Feb 2013
  I left Kooper with Andy and Joanie knowing he was about to have a great holiday . Having his own things,  and living in a similar environment to our home,  certainly made my holiday great too!  He looked great when I collected him. I know when I leave him with Andy and Joanie he is well looked after.

Tracey (and Kooper) Jan 2013
 Top Dog did an amazing job finding a minder for me at short notice just before Christmas. My dog minder was great and kept in touch with regular updates on my dog.  I would reccomend this service to anyone.

Veronica (and Elsa) Jan 2013 
 Annie is a bit of wuss, she doesn't like being separated from her humans so we are always a bit worried when we have to go away. But we have used top dog minders quite a few times now, and have found all of the minders excellent. They are very well paired with Annie, who has had a fantastic time at each of the places she has stayed. We are most relieved. 

Kristie (and Annie) Jan 2013
  Very helpful right from the enquiry. Found me a minder with very short notice over the busy christmas period. Minders were lovely and looked after my two dogs very well. Found it easy to relax on my holiday as I knew my dogs were ok. Will definitely use minder and Top dog service again.  Shane and her family were great.

Liza (and Scooby and Lily) Jan 2013
We love our dog.  We hate leaving her when on holidays.  Our consolation is that we know you will provide her with people who love dogs and will give real loving care.

Geoffrey (and Indi) Jan 2013
 I approached TopDog Minders late and in a busy hoilday period over Christmas. Though busy they seemed to move heaven and earth to secure a minder. My minder was a young man who really cared for my old dog. even took her on holiday down the south coast. The fact my dog wasn't that fussed about coming home tells me she was well cared for. I would recommend TopDog minders to anyone.

Russell (and Karli) Jan 2013
  I have always found this service to be prompt, efficient and safe for my tiny dog. She always has  a great time while away!

Monica (and Taz) Jan 2013
 Very satisfied. Rang Zoe at the last minute and she got me a booking with Dolly.  Dolly was great - Theo adored her and her dogs.  I used Dolly again the next week!   Theo was so happy to go. Jumped out of the car and sprinted into Dolly's house without a backward glance at me or my on!!  It is such a relief to leave him and know he is happy. It is so comforting to know that when I leave my dog, he is in good hands.

Aileen (and Theo) Jan 2013

 We found TopDog professional and prompt and the carer delightful - she was also only a minute or two away by car, so very convenient

Laurie (and Arnie) Jan 2013
Oskar was great, very accomodating to both Harry and us in regards to an early meet and text msgs keeping us informed how Harry was doing in the heat. Would definately recommend Oskar and use him again for minding.

Garry (and Harry) Jan 2013
  We have been very happy with Top Dog Minders. We love the fact that our dog, Rusty, goes to a dog lovers house where he is at home and very well looked after.  He goes straight in and makes himself at home – he gets a holiday and so do we, without the guilt of leaving him in a cage at kennels. It is a great service!

Fiona (and Rusty) Dec 2012
  I found the service very professional and a quick response to any relevant information on seeking a home for your dog to stay in whilst you go on holidays.

Karen (and Bud) Dec 2012
  Efficient and effective process.  Zoe did more than I expected - explored numerous options and came up with a great solution.  Considering ours was a last minute request for the busiest time of the year I was very impressed!  Verline was perfect.  After meeting her we had no hesitation in leaving our two boys with her.  Having experienced home care for our two dogs I will never go back to boarding kennels again!

Patrick (and Ragamuffin and Typan) Dec 2012
 Very satisfied.  Our dogs came bounding out to see us.. They had been freshly bathed as they had both enjoyed a play in the mud. It was obvious they had been treated with a lot of care.

Cheryl (and Harry and Toby) Dec 2012
   I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with "topdogminders".  We have just returned from a four day trip and left our staffy "ZOE" with Olivia. I was aprehensive as we have never left our animals with anyone other than family. I even text Olivia a few hours later and she made me feel very at ease.  When we picked up Zoe she looked great; happy and excited. Thank you Olivia, we will certainly feel comfortable with leaving Zoe with you again.

Kim & Alan (and Zoe) Dec 2012

We had a last minute panic but TopDog came to my rescue.  Zoe provided a super efficient service and was able to find a lovely minder in my local area on the day!  Thank you Zoe and Sue.

Keiko (and Gus) Dec 2012

    I was really lucky to have found TopDog minders when I did. I had to rush interstate with very little time and they were able to quickly find me a fantastic minder. I had enquired with other agencies and they could not find a minder, their process was too complicated and required more time. TopDog Minders got back to me quickly with good news. Sasha had a fantastic weekend with Suzie, Jack and their family. She was walked regularly and they followed any requests I had. When I left I knew she was staying with really lovely people. To top it off Suzie sent me picture messages of Sasha having fun which was so nice to see.

Emily (and Sasha) Dec 2012
  We were very happy with the service from TopDog, and Our dog was well looked after by our minder Erle. I would have no hesitation using them again.

Shane (and Rocket) Dec 2012
  I used TopDog for the first time recently after my dog, Sydney (now 15yrs old), began seeming really anxious after recent stays in my vet's boarding kennel. My dog-minder was great. She really seemed to take a shine to my dog & welcome her into her home. Sydney definitely liked it better too & I think paying the bit extra over a mass boarding kennel was well worth the peace of mind of knowing my dog was enjoying herself while I was away.

Robyn (and Sydney) Nov 2012

 Suzie and Jack were wonderful, I highly recommend them.
We had a wonderful experience with TopDog from start to finish and especially with the minders, Suzie and Jack. I would highly recommend their services.

Vivian (and Milo and Smudge) Oct 2012
Thanks to Sarina and TopDog Minders! Mojo really enjoyed his stay!

Mark (and Mojo) Oct 2012
 Jackie was awesome, she sent us text messages and photos of the dogs whilst we were away which was great because it immediately puts your mind at rest and you know they are happy and settled.  Jackie even took the dogs to the groomers as a treat which was really lovely of her.  When we picked them up she looked genuinely sorry to see them leave and I could tell they had a great time with her.

Gayle (and Boss and Moogie) Oct 2012
 Top Dog has not failed to provide us with good reliable care for our little poodle. Poodles are more sensitive than some dogs and it is obvious to us when we come home that our Pericles has had a good holiday without anxiety. The quality of the care is always good and the administrative service is excellent.

Jill (and Peri) Oct 2012
 It is easy to leave your four legged friend behind when you know they are going to be in the care of a Top Dog Minder! All of the minders are fantastic!

Maya (and Roxy) Oct 2012
 Olivia was awesome!

Topdog Minders gave me piece of mind knowing that my dog was being so well cared for in a home away from home.

Sue (and Diesel) Oct 2012
 Been using the service happily for many years 

Sheila (and Lizzie) Oct 2012
 I have a puppy who is very sad when he has to be alone and it's great to know that my puppy dog is safe and comfortable within someone else's loving home instead of having to spend night by himself 

Didi (and Maomao) Oct 2012
 I appreciated how quickly a minder was organised for me and the fact that thought was put into finding the most appropriate minder.  The service was personalised and flexible.  Thanks.

Anne Seymour (and Fang) Sept 2012
 I have used TopDog Minders three times and every time it has been a positive experience.  Being able to place your dog near to where you are staying beats using kennels and so often kennels are located considerable distances from accommodation in cities and towns around Australia.

Lois (and Harry) Sept 2012
  Fantastic minders, great service.  My dog loves Top Dog Minders and so do I!
It was a late booking (on my part) and they still found someone which was great!

Maya (and Roxy) Sept 2012

  We have used Top Dog Minder on several occasions. Rusty has been to
a number of minders, who have been obvious dog lovers and looked after him
very well -he especially loves going to Zoe's and never looks back as we
leave. We are very happy going off on holiday knowing that Rusty is having a
holiday too! It really is a home from home for Rusty! 

Fiona Chapman (and Rusty) Sept 2012
   Fantastic service! Very friendly and officiant staff. The dog minder we had was extremely friendly and flexible for dog drop off and pick up times etc. Our dog had connection with her straight away. I will never use other service.

Anya Maria Mullin (and Ryzhik) Aug 2012
   We were recommended by friends to use TopDog minders, and so we did.  We would recommend them to anyone who needs their pet to be minded, without wanting to use a kennel or boarding facility.  Our puppy Asta had a wonderful holiday, and will definitley be using TopDog minders again.  Dianne was lovely.  I felt comfortable with her looking after Asta, as she came across as though she loves the welfare of the animals.  And Asta took a liking to her from our first introduction.

Belinda (and Asta) Aug 2012
  Completely impressed.  Extremely happy with the personal service – obviously a dog loving family.  I would choose this service in favour of boarding my dog in a kennel.  When I picked him up he was obviously happy and content with his carers.

Jeff (and Harry) Aug 2012
   Top Dog Minders is the perfect solution for those people who treat their dogs as part of the family.  The service is easy to use and the minders are always excited and enthusiastic about the care of your beloved dog!  

Kate (and Barry) Aug 2012
 I was extremely happy with TopDog who where able to find a solution for looking after our dog Sage in a very short time frame. I was especially impressed as I had tried another service first who took a long time to come back, where not able to provide a solution after assuring they would, and was left a little in the lurch. The minder Sue was delightful and very much at ease with Sage who is quite active. I would definitely use them again!

Nicole (and Sage) Aug 2012
  I was very satisfied with how Top Dog managed my booking for Nelson.  The service was efficient, helpful and prompt .   I was satisfied with Nelson’s minder, Susan.  Susan obviously has a genuine love of dogs which made me feel more confident about the care of Nelson during my absence overseas.  From what I can ascertain, Nelson related very well to Susan and her poodle, Darcy during his stay with them.  

Jacqueline (and Nelson) Aug 2012
  Extremely happy with the personal service – obviously a dog loving family.   I would choose this service in favour of boarding my dog in a kennel.  When I picked him up he was obviously happy and content with his carers.

Jeff (and Harry)  Aug 2012
Recently we had our first Europe trip to visit our daughter in Germany. I was worried about who was going to mind our toy poodle Reggie as he is a member of the family and I needed to have someone who was happy to have him inside and sleep on the bed. TopDog Minders were wonderful in quickly finding me a fantastic minder, Jacquelyn. Reggie had a great stay with her, was well looked after and very happy. It made our trip that much better, as knowing he was well cared for meant we could relax and enjoy it. Thank you TopDog Minders.
The TopDog staff had found Jacquelyn for me within a couple of hours of my call.
Jacquelyn was wonderful. Reggie was well looked after and happy to stay with Jacquelyn. It made it so much easier to go away and leave him.

Lesley (and Reggie) July 201
It was so easy and simple  - in only half an hour Zoe had organised a lovely family who lived close by.
Cate and her family were lovely and we felt very relaxed leaving little Ralph (who was only 4 months old) with them and their dog Cassie – the two dogs hit off straight away.  

Zoe and her company “Top Dog” were very professional and made the whole transaction extremely easy. The family she chose for us to leave our puppy with were perfect – with two little girls to look after little Ralph we knew he was going to be in good hands. When we went to meet the family we could tell Ralph was going to be taken care by a loving family and their dog Cassie and Ralph got on very well which was an added relief. I would have no hesitation in recommending Top Dog because of the peace of mind it gave us so we could relax on our weekend away knowing Ralph was being well cared for.

Kate (July 2012)
Wendy's house was very close to the airport, which is in the area I had asked for. They let me know when payments were do etc, as I wasn't really sure how the system worked and what needed to be done at which time.

Roxy liked her and seemed to be very happy. She took Roxy for a walk regularly, which was great as Roxy is used to a daily walk/run.

I found this much better than kennels, and Roxy was returned to us as her normal self. At kennels it normally takes about 4 days for her to return to her normal behaviour.

Maya (July 2012)

  I was very nervous before leaving my dog with someone I didn't know whilst out of the country for a month.  TopDog Minders and Teddy's carer, Joanna were fabulous and very reassuring.  I would definitely use their services again.

Maureen (July 2012)
We met up with Olivia beforehand and she seemed very excited about looking after Lucy. She requested that we drop her off earlier on the day so that she would have more time with Lucy, which we thought was very nice. Both Olivia and Lucy seemed to have had a good time together. 

Kitty (July 2012)
Zoe was very helpful and asked heaps of questions about our dog's personality to find a suitable minder for our little dog who is very much a member of the family, it was clear you really wanted to find a suitable match.

Lucy was very kind and texted my 12yo who missed Winston very much.  Winston seemed very happy when he returned home - like he had fun too.

Christine (June 2012)
Very satisfied, especially as we booked with very short notice, Zoe found someone only moments down the road to look after our Golden Retriever.  Belinda & Bree were great - I could tell they were dog lovers.
If you love your pet and want them to be taken care of as you do in your own home, please try Top Dog, we were very happy with the whole experience from start to finish and so was our dog, well worth money spent knowing he was in safe and capable hands, thanks Zoe, Belinda and Bree

Pauline (June 2012)

Very good service, Valerie was a very happy dog on her return. thanks
Mark (June 2012)
 I was very happy to know my dogs were in a safe and welcoming "home" 

Aileen (June 2012)
I am back from my business trip and I wanted to thank you for putting me in touch with Catherine.  
I picked up a very happy Boston yesterday who was very well looked after and was obviously shown lots of love!  And while I was away Catherine very kindly sent me an update via email which was great to receive as it put my mind at ease!!  

Meredith (June 2012) 
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that we were very happy with the service provided by our minders, John and Kristi.  We picked Matilda up yesterday after a two week stay with John and Kristi and were really pleased, Matilda was happy, healthy, clean and tidy and had obviously been cared for very well while we were away.  Thanks to our minders for doing such a good job, as a long haired puppy Matilda needed extra special care and I was very pleased and relieved to see that she was taken care of extremely well.
We will most definitely recommend your service and John and Kristi to any one who asks.

Rosemary Vella (June 2012)
 Sue was great - relaxed, friendly and her place seemed just right for a neurotic, v active labrador.  Happy to use TopDog Minders. They placed my dog at short notice and checked back that everything was OK. Great service.

Rebecca (June 2012)

  I could not be happier with the kindness and willingness shown by your Top Dog Minders to meet our ‘care plan’ for our 6 month old Golden Retriever. Nothing was  bother, and they were obviously overjoyed to have him visit, and he was very relaxed the moment he arrived there. Thank you. We will continue to use your service, because it is always nicer to have a home stay rather than even the best of Kennel ‘holidays’. 

Adrienne (June 2012)
 So easy to organise. Now I feel Bones has a home away from home, and I don't have to run around in a panic trying to find house sitters.
Helen (June 2012)
 Our dog seemed very comfortable with Amanda and with a nice secure yard there was no worries about her getting out. She settled in very well and when we picked her up it was obvious that she had been very well looked after by the whole family

 Margaret (June 2012)
  I was very relieved to be assisted at such short notice and have the dogs cared for beautifully by Megan.  Thanks to all at TopDog. 

Elizabeth (June 2012)
Everything was very efficient, especially as my booking was last minute and had to be handled over the weekend! If the idea of leaving your dog in a kennel worries you, I would highly recommend Top Dog Minders. The booking was quick and efficient and our dog had a lovely week being cared for in someone’s home. I think she enjoyed her holiday as much as we did! 

Phillipa (May 2012)

We used topdog minding services when we went away over Easter. Our dog is 'high need' should I say and we have had problems with kennels as they are just not up to my standards of care but Topdog assured us that they would find her the perfect minder - and they did! Her minder Amanda was just lovely and really put our minds at ease. Lou Lou, our dog was very happy and content when we left her and also when we came to pick her up which was a very pleasant surprise! We will be using Topdog anytime we need to go away and will recommend them to anyone who will listen! 

Ella (May 2012) 
When my other care arrangements fell through and I only had a short time to make other arrangements, TopDog Minders were able to fill the breach. It gave me peace of mind to know that our dog was well cared for and welcomed into someone’s home. I called with an urgent request and it was sorted so quickly.  Megan was lovely.

Catherine (April 2012)
 We had a prompt reply to enquiry and quick suggestion of local minder - we found a lovely local family who provided Smudge with a home away from home. 

Jan (April 2012)

My booking was a last minute emergency and they did everything to find me a sitter in time.  The sitter they lined up for me was brilliant.   The sitter Zoe arranged, Ophelia and her lovely family, took wonderful care of Zak and took the time to find out all aspects of his routine etc before we left him. She and her family were just wonderful.  They were infinitely patient in finding out all about Zak before I left him with them and I had not one concern about leaving him with such wonderful  caring people He enjoyed his time with his adopted family while we were away and it was great to have him back without any guilt about how fared in our absence.  
I could not fault the service I received.

Thanks so much to Zoe, Ophelia and her family. 

Loraine (April 2012)

We were very happy with the way in which our last minute booking was handled. Phone booking staff were very  efficient and worked very quickly to find us a  single minder for the whole period we would be away (about three weeks). Erika our minder was a lovely person and took very good care of Gary whilst we were away. We were even sent a christmas card and photos of Gary opening his gifts.

Jai (March 2012)

Kelley and her family were excellent, I don’t think our dogs wanted to leave!
Thank you very much Kelley and Top dog minders, both provided excellent service and our dogs come back to us refreshed and energized, we will use again.2012)

(Feb 2012)

Dane (Feb 2012)
Renata was a wonderful host for my dog Bollie.

My dog Bollie came home a very happy and satisfied pooch, who enjoyed the lovely experience of being away in a home from home, just great .Many thanks to Renata her adopted mum for the week !!

Kelvin (Feb 2012)
I initially used another minding service and found I could never get the same minder twice and that the quality of the service provided by the minders to be inconsistent.  Their fees were considerably higher as well. 

With Top Dog I’ve been lucky enough to have the same minder each time and I know that my dog is happy and relaxed staying John & Marilyn, and of course their lovely dog, Annie.  When I go on holidays I enjoy peace of mind knowing that my dog is happy having her own holiday! 

I would recommend Top Dog to anyone as I’ve always been extremely happy with the professional service provided by the Top Dog staff, as well as the reasonable rates, even in peak periods and my dog has always come home happy.  Thank you Top Dog!  Keep up the great work!

Kathy Lee (Jan 2012)

Easy to book, good service great outcome

Lesley (Jan 2012)
Katie was brilliant.  Coco has not had much socialisation with other dogs and she was very patient in taking the time to get her comfortable.  Coco settled in and had a brilliant stay.  I will definitely be booking Katie again for day stays, weekends and holidays to keep Coco mixing with the gang!

Not one problem.  Your service is brilliant.  Completely satisfied.  I had left the booking a little too close to Christmas however it was all taken care off in a couple of days.  

Thanks again.  Michelle and Coco (Jan 2012)

Our Bishoodle came home happy and healthy after 10 days. In fact, she seems calmer and more content now. Well done.

Phil (Jan 2012)
We found your service friendly , professional and very efficient in finding the perfect family for our dogs to have a holiday with. Thank you and would recommend Top Dog to anyone.

Extremely happy she (Joanne) was wonderful with our dogs

Yvette (Jan 2012)
We were very comfortable with leaving our dog with Nancy. When we picked him up he did not want to go home.

Topdog assisted us with at relatively short notice and we were very pleased with the hospitality of our Minder. 

Michael Burns (Jan 2012)
I was stuck to find a minder at short notice and topdog were able to find one very quickly.

Lisa Hale (Jan 2012)

I was so happy to find Kooper had been looked after so well (he slept for two days!).
I have recommended your service to a couple of people.

Regards Tracey (Jan 2012)

We were so pleased to find TopDog Minders as we really disliked having to leave our dog, Rocco, in kennels whenever we went away.  Rocco absolutely loves going to stay with Lou and Denise and their family, and we love being able to enjoy our holidays knowing that he is both safe and happy.  We won't ever be using anyone other than Topdog Minders again!  Thanks for providing such a wonderful service. 

Regards, Lisa & Shane. (Jan 2012)

 I was very satisfied. I was very impressed with when I made my initial phone call to your company.  The person I spoke to was very helpful and went out of her way to find the right canditate too match up dog with the right carer.
We went along to our pre meeting.  Patricia and her husband were very welcoming and I instantly felt we were in the right place for our dog.
 I was very happy with not only the service provided by TopDog, but also the carer we were referred to Patricia.  Having not used one of these services before i was initially nervious about leaving our family dog with someone else.  However, after my initial phone call to TopDog I felt very comfortable with the idea.  Then after meeting our carer Patrica, everything worked out fine.  Needless to say, I think our dog had a better holiday than us!

Sally (Jan 2012)
I was really happy with Joanie looking after my dog. She obviously had a great  time because she was rather quiet  when she came home.  I think she was missing them all. I will definitely use this service again, rather than putting her in a kennel. 

Susan Sheen (Jan 2012)
We drove down to meet Barbara and her Mum, and felt that they were perfect. In the lead up to our holiday, I had no qualms about leaving the girls with Barbara; and instinctively knew that the girls would be well looked after, and would have a lovely holiday of their own. Even while we were away, I missed them, but was never worried that they may be fretting or missing us. I knew that they would have a great holiday too - and that provided me with great peace of mind.
We've now returned from our holiday, and picked the girls up yesterday. Whilst they were happy to see their humans, they were a little apprehensive to leave their holiday family. A day later, and they are pining for Barbara, her mum, and their dog Kelly. Barbara called me this morning, and advised that Kelly was pining for Tully and Becky. It's a sign that it was a good match, and that we have found the perfect minders in Barbara and her Mum. They took such loving care of our girls, and looked after them so well, that it seems they became part of the family.
I wanted to thank you for finding Barbara for us - she and her Mum were absolutely perfect for the girls, and gave the dogs, and us, an amazing holiday.
Thanks again.
Megan (Jan 2012)

Top Dog staff were fast, friendly and efficient. My dogs’ were placed with a dog minder (Susan) to meet my and my dogs’ needs. My dogs’ were very happy and relaxed when I picked them up, a positive sign of how much they enjoyed their holiday away from home. I would definitely use Top Dog Minders again and I recommend Top Dog Minders to anyone needing a dog minder.

Michelle Griffin (Jan 2012)

The staff at TopDog were extremely helpful in finding a great minder (Joanna) for our little puppy. There is no question about it, I will be using TopDog again.

Abi Vickram (Jan 2012)
Our minder (Nicole) was fantastic! you could tell that she really loves dogs and i was so comfortable leaving Fudge with her...she even gave him a xmas present

So happy with this service and nicole who minded our dog. You can tell that the people they use to mind the dogs actually love dogs and that gives you peace of mind when you have to leave your dog for a period of time.

Colette Johnston (Jan 2012)
Top Dog minders is a wonderful personal service that took all the stress and worry out of leaving our old dog behind.  Our minder (Merran) sent us a message to say all was well and we were able to contact her at any time to know he was OK, plus we could drop him off and pick him up at times that suited us and take all his own food, bedding etc. He loved it we loved it.

Muriel Dawson (Jan 2012)
..The experience was professional from start to finish.
We loved Erle and so did out dogs. Erle reassured us our dogs were happy and comfortable for the period we were away. This ensured we all had a great Christmas break. 

I would have no hesitation recommending TopDog Minders. Our dog Minder was amazing and so chilled out that our 2 Labradors fell in love with him immediately. He genuinely cares about dogs and enjoys his job. You cannot buy this emotion. It's innate in the individual and as a result, I believe our dogs could sense this. 

Amanda Rohl (Jan 2012)

Renata was friendly and helpful, and very easy going about arrangements for drop off and pick up. Our dogs had a great stay.  ...It is so simple and surprisingly affordable!

Brooke Robinson

Using Top Dog minders was a very positive experience for both us and our dog, Eddie.  Jane and her husband were kind and caring and Eddie was very well looked after.  We would have no hesitation in using your service again and/or recommending it to anyone else.

Margaret Tighe
(Jan 2012)
I was so grateful and delighted with the service.  I would definitely use Katie again if I were going to the football in Sydney and needed a minder for Geebung. gives me peace of mind to know that she and your service is there
I was very satisfied and I have used the service since Zoe minded coco. I didn't have any problems and will continue to use the service in the future,
Regards Tracey
I was extremely happy with Nancy as a minder for our dog. She obviously enjoyed having our dog at her house for the week and that made us feel very relieved.
I would definitely use you again if the need arises and there isnt anything I can think of that would improve the service you provided.
Thank you
Anne Judge

Fantastic service! definitely use  Nicole again

Birgit Allen
Very satisfied, also happy with being able to find someone suitable so quickly.
They are a lovely family

Will definately take our lab back to Lou and Denise

Laura Cureton
Sue and her husband Frank were fantastic.  Indy came home looking good and we thought she was pining for Sue and Frank for at least a week.  Please pass on my best wishes to them.

I would recommend you to my friends

Geoffrey Watson
Sally was friendly, very caring about Sabi and I felt completely at ease leaving Sabi with her while we were away. When we fetched her, it was obvious that Sabi had had a great time with Sally and her family. The TopDog staff were very helpful.

Karen Hanlon

I was extremely impressed at not only the willingness to assist me on short notice and being that I required this service right on Christmas but also with the care and concern expressed for our Floyd.I would not hesitate to use Top Dog minders again and have already recommended two other dog owners to their wonderful service.  The only problem was I believed the dog should have gone away on holidays and I should have remained at the carers home. The carer was just wonderful and such a lovely caring dog lover. She went out of her way to make our Floyd’s stay enjoyable. 

Its very hard to improve on perfect I reckon.

Warren Mallard

What a great service. We would happily use you again - will in fact if Christina is happy. Gem returned exhausted and happy.
The family were lovely.
Many thanks,
I am SO pleased i trawled the internet and found your organisation.  The minder (who our dog loves) lives only 20 minutes from our home, and seems to like our dog as much as we do.  A total success!
I was totally satisfied with the minder and the staff at Top Dog...consequently have booked another stay with the minder.

Kate Pyke

I was very pleased with our minder Robyn. I will definitely use you again. We did not have any problems. Our dog was also very happy. We picked him up, and he looked beautiful. When you pick up from the dog Kennels his face is wet from crying and he has lost weight from fretting. We were very happy.


Dolly was absolutely fantastic!

All went extremely well

Kelly Lenahan

The TopDog staff found Andy and Joannie for us at a busy time of year (my first year as a dog owner – I now know to book early for Christmas!).  Andy and Joannie themselves were just lovely.  PB made a great friend in their little Pomeranian, Oscar, and we felt that he was genuinely part of the family by the time he left.  He even picked up some better manners!
I can’t imagine sending PB to anyone but Andy and Joannie, he was so happy there.  I know he’ll be just as excited as we are when we next go away.

Emma Marshall professional and we noticed Jesse was very happy when we picked him up which makes a huge difference to us.
For sure (we would use TopDog again) and with Grant and Jenny of course.

Carmen Revelo
John was great!  Staff were very helpful.   I think it's a great service and we were very happy.

Kylie Sullivan

Very Satisfied. Janice looked after Biscuit well and was very good and kind.  Janice was excellence and I love the service you provide. 

I think it is an excellent service.

Merran was great. Very helpful when we first met and Tessie came home tired, happy and healthy.
Sarah Jobson

...everything was great...For Foxie it was just like home away from home.   Anita

It was a perfect arrangement for us travelling so far, and our puppy, Harry, seemed to enjoy the whole experience!     Lois

This is a fabulous service you offer, we were so happy to know that our dog was going to be cared for in a home environment and not be locked up in a kennel. It made us feel comfortable knowing we could enjoy our holiday while our dog had one too. We were extremely happy with Megan and her family and Bodie appeared to be very well looked after. I would most certainly recommend you to other dog owners as well as let you know Megan does a great job so you can feel rest assured that she is a great asset to your business.   Kylie

..a big thank you as we were at peace of mind when we were on our holiday, knowing that our pet was in good hands.  Chandrapriya

Michelle was a fantastic dog minder. She even text us to tell us how Skipper was doing. I had complete confidence in Michelle's dog minding abilities. Jillian

My Dog Minder was absolutely wonderful. Very professional, caring and friendly.  Kay

You guys have really done well, used your services three times and have found all the minders wonderful and Millie the dog has been very happy

Kind regards


Lynda did a great job and our dog enjoyed his holiday. See you next time.


.. Anne was great, I would recommend Anne to anyone as she knew how uneasy I was with leaving Tiny and she made me comfortable in knowing I could call whenever I wanted to check up on Tiny and Anne let Tiny sleep on the bed if she wanted to which was good as it wouldnt have been that big a transition for Tiny from what she was used to at home. She slept the whole day after we had brought her home which told me she was exhausted - in a good way.   Bellamy
 ..we are very happy with Megan and her family minding Charlie!
I have since rebooked Megan as you know and will continue as needed.

I was very happy with our minder Patricia and the TopDog staff. The TopDog staff came back with details very quickly and were very helpful and nice. Patricia was a lovely lady who seemed to love dogs. Jet came home very happy. I could tell that he enjoyed his stay and the company of Patricia’s dog.   Virginia
I found the customer service to be excellent – you got back to me quickly and the online payment made it all easy to book.  It was great to have a minder so close to our home so we would definitely use your service again!


 Patricia on the central coast looked after my 2 dogslast week for 5 days.
This is to let you know we were very happy with the service and she was great with our dogs and a lovely friendly lady.
I have already recommended your services to a few friends.
Thankyou Gillian M Mee

Just want to thank you for fantastic service & will certainly use again
Warmest Regards
John Kennedy

Good afternoon
Thank you for accommodating our dog Snoopy with Matt from Rouse Hill. We have returned several times to Matt and are 100% satisfied with his service. He has a loving nature and Snoopy is always excited to be there. He loves to play with Husky Matt’s own dog too.  Keep up the great work.Thank you once again


..I just wanted to let you know I was very happy with the service we received from Top Dog. The booking process was easy and Charlie (our dog) seemed very comfortable and fond of Charlie (the minder). I'd definitely recommend your service to others.

Thanks Zoe,


Thanks Zoe for your professionalism and for acting me at such short notice J  Everything went well.

Kind regards, Fiona

My first experience with Top Dogminders was very positive.  The minders were very accommodating and I will definitely use Top Dog Minders again.  I have also recommended your service to a friend.
Thanks again,
Jenny Leahy
What a marvellous and and satifying experience it was to deal with Top Dog Minders. The health, safety, and happiness of our dogs, Gaston and Isis was our paramount concern and we arrived back to find them both well and happy. Your carer Julie at Gymea had obviously given them the love and attention they needed. I believe she genuinely enjoyed their company and it was not difficult to tell they had enjoyed their stay with her, many thanks. This was the first time they had been left with a complete stranger, family members had looked after them before, and we are totally satisfied with the service.
Our dealings with Top Dog Minders was so easy and uncomplicated and I have already recommended the service to a friend at work, and I would feel totally at ease using the service again in the future!!!
Regards, Moon

Thank you – we were very happy with Gloria looking after our little foxy, Fred. She is a lovely lady and obviously loves dogs. I don’t think she wanted to lose him – she said what a lovely little dog he is. As you are always anxious when someone else has your baby we were happy to return and find him in a very contented, happy state.

Dorothy Fritter and Reece Tyson

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you for these lovely photos. Having Fluffy stay with you was a pretty good experience for her and the rest of the family and we would love to have her stay with you again the next time we go away!

Very best regards

Our experience with TopDog Minders is extremely satisfying, knowing our blue cattle dog pup (6 months) Ruby is in good hands and well looked after. We are very happy with the professional approach of TopDog Minders and with the good quality minder they provided us with. Minder Charlie was extremely thoughtful and I left her with him with the feeling of leaving her in the hands of a friend and real doglover. They got along very well and he took the best care of her. He even bathed her when I picked her up and she got a big bone from him. He even sms-ed me during my holiday to let me know how she was going. It really made our holiday relaxing knowing that she was in such good hands.  I would definately recommend you, and in fact I have given your company's details to a friend of mine already.  Should you change anything: NO, you are doing a wonderful job. I would try and rapidly expand my pool of carers so more dogs can enjoy a nice stay with one of your minders, it's so much better than leaving them behind in a kennel! - Anita Smith.

How was your experience with a Topdog Minder?
Very good.  I met with her (Debbie) prior to us going away and felt very comfortable.  She was very friendly and showed us (Molly and I) the house and backyard.
Would you use us again and recommend us to others?
Do you have any ideas to help us improve etc...
As I've utilized your service twice only, I don't have any suggestions at this stage but am very happy with your service.

Rosemay Cangy

Zoe was very organised and attended to all our questions promptly and efficiently. When the proposed minder turned out to not be available, Zoe stepped in and took our dog on. We were most appreciative. Eco (our dog) came back happy. When, on other occasions he has gone to a kennel, he's usually stressed for a week afterwards. Happy dog.

Our experience with Sue Johnson was really  great. She was very aware of our concerns for our old dog, took her to the vet to allay concerns as she had had a tick the day before we took her over. She is a special dog minder

I found topdogminders, prompt, and efficient, and always very helpful. I would not hesitate in using your services again or recommending you to a friend - far preferable to the kennel arrangement.
Maree Thompson (& Molly)

I just wanted to thank you for recommending Louise to look after Dominic last month. She is a lovely person, very kind and cared for Dominic so well. When we collected him he was happy and well groomed. I do hope she is available next time we go away!!
Kind Regards, Margaret.

Hi Gina,
I just wanted to write to wish you a very Happy New Year.
I have truly appreciated your loving care of Ziggy over this past year, and I am a great fan of the Top Dog philosophy! ... (hope that you can) continue to be Ziggy’s second mother! We’ll be looking for something at Easter!
With best wishes for 2009.

Dolly was great. We can't fault her. She was very caring and provided fantastic care to Lucy...

We were very happy with the family (Belinda & Bree) who looked after Abbey and would be happy to use them again in the future.
Regards Sarah

Hi, our minder Fiona was the best, she kept in touch with photos of our dog and really treated him like one of the family!
Best, Geraldine

Patricia was excellent - taking our little doggies into her home - looked after them well, they were happy - not sure they wanted to come home!
I googled dog minders to find your site and have had no troubles dealing with your organisation and would certainly  recommend to others and use again ourselves,
thanks again,

My dog (Rocky) had a great time. He was happy so see me but not over the top which meant that he was well looked after during his stay. I could tell he had been walked and fed and given affection and attention... I was extremely happy with his care during his stay ... would be more than happy to have him stay with his minder (Julie) again
Tracey Russell

All the staff from Topdog Minder, especially Zoe Gailer, were so helpful and friendly when I had a trouble with finding a dog minder. All my queries were promptly responded.
Jan, my dog minder and her kids were so lovely and caring.  When I went to pick up my dogs (Apple & Rena) after coming back from my trip, they didn't seem very excited to see me!!!! I was very sad but happy cause that meant my dogs were well taken care of and had a wonderful time with Jan and her kids.

Ellie Shin

Hey all I can say is that we were very very happy with Greg, he seemed to bond well with our 2 dogs and they seemed much happier for the experience as opposed to a boarding kennel.  Thanks heaps and we will certainly return to your service when we next plan a holiday for ourselves

Regards Allan

Our experience with you company was an excellent one. Sally from Northern Beaches looked after our Gus for a month and she was wonderful: caring, loving and attentive. Gus enjoyed himself immensely with Sally and her family.  I will definately use Sally again through your company of course.
Ron Miles

Hi Zoe and Gina.
I found you at the Manly Dogs Day Out. Your service is excellent and my beagle Bundy had a wonderful time! I will use your service again and I dont see anything that needs improving.
Julie Hodder

It was all very easy, and a minder was found with very little notice! Rachel had my dogs under better control than I achieve, and I was comforted immediately by seeing the warmth and care that she and her daughter showed towards my dogs. I have never had a holiday without the dogs, and found that I enjoyed my time without worrying - safe in the knowledge that they were being looked after in a loving home.
"Do you have any ideas to help us improve our service?"
No, the entire exercise was handled professionally and I was totally at ease leaving my dogs with Rachel. Thankyou Top Dog - you have opened a window for me that I didn't have before.
Jan McGavock.

My experience with a top dog minder has been excellent from the very first time. Over two years, we have used the service several times for stays up to 5 and a half weeks, and each time I am completely confident that my dog is in good hands. Our dog has stayed with the same family each time, except for once, and I have come to feel like our Top Dog Minder, Gina, is an extension of our dog's family. He is always very happy and well looked after.
"Would you use our service again and recommend us?"
Yes, and I have! The main reasons that i feel confident are that the business is well run and very professional, is good value, and my dog is treated with love and care.
George and Di Shirling.

Top rate. From beggining to end. From booking to the actual minders. The family (Peter and family) who looked after Archie and Molly were fantastic.
Damien Beaumont

My experience was really positive. Karen and Rudy were great - Toshi had never stayed with strangers before and they put my mind (and Toshi's!) at ease. They were so laid back about having Toshi - nothing was an issue. I will use you again and I have already recommended your service to friends.
Rebecca P.

Dear Peter

I would just like to say that John and I were very happy with Jane who looked after our Geordie this time.  He is a very quiet dog and he really appreciated her gentle way with him.  We would definitely like to book with her again sometime when we have another chance for "time out".  We have mentioned your service to some of our friends with dogs and feel sure that they will contact you if they need a safe place for their special pets.
Libby and John  Fuller

Hi Zoe/Gina,

I wanted to say thank you for connecting us to Rebecca, she and her dog Jess have been great to Rosie!
It is such a relief knowing that when you go away and cannot take your pet with you that it will be looked after just as good as you would.  The whole concept of Top Dog is wonderful I am so glad that I found you!  I have been raving about Top Dog since I found you to my friends :o)
Many thanks!
Jen & Paul


Hi Peter and Zoe
What a great service. I will come back to Zoe any time and if she is free would happily leave Mario there. It was straightforward and smooth.
Many thanks Annette

Hi Peter
I was very happy with my first experience with Top Dog. The minders were very accommodating, the property was secure, my dog was allowed to sleep inside and she had a playmate for the duration of her stay which was perfect. The whole experience was a relief and helped me out at very late notice.
With thanks Meg
Hi Zoe,
Many thanks again for a fabulous service. So much better than a kennel. It is brilliant.
Warmest Rgds,Elana
Dear Zoe
We collected Mitzy today from Jane in Mona Vale
Mitzy was in great form and had obviously been wonderfully cared for
Thank you very much for Top Dog service!
Kind regards Gerald Flynn
My experience with a top dog minder has been excellent from the very first time. Over two years, we have used the service several times for stays up to 5 and a half weeks, and each time I am completely confident that my dog is in good hands. Our dog has stayed with the same family each time, except for once, and I have come to feel like our Top Dog Minder, Gina, is an extension of our dog's family. He is always very happy and well looked after.
   ...The main reasons that i feel confident are that the business is well run and very professional, is good value, and my dog is treated with love and care. What more can you say.
Di and George Shirling
Q. How was your experience with a TopDog Minder?
A. Great. The booking/payment process was streamline, and our minder Katie was great. Ichi seemed very happy and her coat was gleaming when she came home. I think she was the recipient of lots of love and attention over the course of the weekend.

Q. Would you use us again and would you recommend us to others?
A.Yes, definitely

Ros Sutherland

Hi Zoe,
Firstly, I would just like to thank TopDog Minders for finding such great carers for our dog Jessie.  Dominic and Nikki were just fabulous and I would not hesitate to request them as minders for any future visits....
Thanks again for providing such a fantastic service, we have no hesitation in recommending your company.
With Thanks and Kind Regards,
Noni Roberts and Cath Sumpter
*How was your experience with a TopDog Minder?
A.Excellent! I only had a short time to find a dog minder for my dog Axle,  but I wanted a loving home, close by and a place where my dog could be in similar conditions to home. The girls were able to find just that for me in as little as two days. I picked Axle up last night and he was very happy. He had been allowed to sleep on the bed and was given lots of love.
*Would you use us again and would you recommend us to others?
A.Definitely yes and I have already recommended it to my friends.
*Do you have any ideas to help us improve our service?
A. No. Everything was great!

Ayesha Williams

Hi Zoe

Just a short note of thanks for your efforts in helping us with finding someone to look after Sheba at such short notice recently

It gave us great piece of mind to know that she was being cared for as well as she gets at home ...

It is reassuring to find someone as passionate about and dedicated to their business and you and I will recommend you to all dog owners I know

All the best


Dear Zoe, my parents were overjoyed with the way Louise looked after Ella. We will definitely want to book her again in the future ......Thanks so much for your help.
Cheers, Fiona
Hi  Gina,

I just wanted to say that I have been dropping off Leni 5 days a week at Zoe's for 6 months now.

He is truly a different dog, he no longer gets anxious when left alone and he is just a more relaxed and happier dog!

I would definitely recommend top dog minders , it is the perfect solution for that get away or for a more permanent arrangement like I have.

Thanks for all your help. Kind Regards, Georgina Bakoulis

Always a really good, positive experience. Zoe is always very helpful and the minders are always friendly and reliable.

We did, (have a relaxing time away) thank you! I also just wanted to say that Katie was fantastic. Just like Lucy last time, she was really great with Millie and made me feel so comfortable to leave her with her. Both of them allowed Millie to sleep in their beds which I find hilarious as it shows they really took to her. The funny thing is that we don't let Millie sleep with us (it's not a trend we ever started) but I have no problem at all that they do, in fact I think it's really sweet.
Thanks again, very happy with your service.
Kind regards
Hi !

Just to let you know that Luke seems to have loved his stay and has come home happy and confident - can you pass on huge thanks to the family - we would love Luke to visit again if they are free next time we are away. It is brilliant that we don't have to put him in kennels.

Many Thanks  Louise Foodey

Dear Zoe

Just a short of appreciation as to how Peter was minded Rachel and her children.  On his return, it was obvious that he soon had them wrapped around his paw!!!

I would be more than pleased to have them care for him again.

Regards  Geoffrey
Hi Zoe,

Thank you very much for organising this. Sam had a wonderful time with Peter and his family. …This is a wonderful service that you are providing and I will be recommending you to anyone who’s looking for a minder for their dog.
Thanks and take care

Ruth da Silva

We have just got back from our holiday and collected Ziggy from Dominic's, she is looking very well and extremely happy and we would just like to thank you and especially thank Dominic and his wife for looking after her so well, we will definitely recommend Top Dog to friends. Kind Regards Vivienne
Your service is great. We left our dog Jasper for 2 'holidays' with Gina and her family and he had a terrific time. It was great to pick him up and see how at home he was there. Although we now live in Victoria, we have already recommended you to some friends.
Hi there Zoe
Thanks a million for this terrific service which worked so well for us at Xmas. The family in Burwood were just wonderful and Kodak came back his usual bouncing happy self which was a fantastic outcome. 
Thanks again Christine
Hi Zoe,
Was just wanting to say thanks for organising the home stay for Myf over the new year break. Shelley was lovely, and I think Myf enjoyed her stay very much. It was a nice relief to know that she was being looked after while we were away.
Please pass on my thanks to Shelley.
Scott & Nige
Hi Gina,
I want to give you my feedback after Ella's 18 day stay with Dolly & J.D.
The only complaint I have is that Ella seems to be a bit sad to not have her little playmate around now she is home!  I think for her the ideal scenario would have been to come home and bring the little 4 year old poodle with us.  I'm not saying she didn't get attached to Dolly too.
I was so worried about leaving her.  I have come home to a happy, healthy little girl and I would not hesitate to call you to book a holiday with Dolly & J.D. again.
Jan, John & Ella.
Dear Zoe
I just wanted to thank you very much for your service. It was very prompt and efficient.
Much appreciated.
Lucy was great. Mollie and Ethel clearly enjoyed themselves at her place.
I am a very satisfied client.
All the best,
Julie Bayliss.
Dear Zoe,
We collected Mulder and Scully from Dolly’s place yesterday afternoon – about 5pm – and I wanted to let you know how happy we are.
Mulder and Scully had clearly been well looked after, they were exhausted from having played so much with little John David (JD) and they were happy to see us on our return.
Not only did Dolly take care of the dogs beautifully, she also put us both at ease and a great deal of comfort – we just knew everything would be ok. It is hard to leave family members of the four-legged kind with new people, but Dolly was like an instant friend – especially to Mulder and Scully.
Your service is exceptional and the fact that Top Dog has attracted people like Dolly to it’s agency is a huge credit.
Thank you again, this was a wonderful experience for all of us.
Best regards
Dear Peter
We heard about TopDog Minders through 'Google' on the internet.
Our experience with TopDog Minder was great.  Everything worked to plan and our dog seemed to have had a good time. 
We were really pleased with Gina - our dog really seemed to tire himself out with her family and would definitely use you all again.
Give our regards to Gina and family.
Eva Grosin  (and Scamper)
Hi Zoe !
I have just come on board with Top Dog Minders for 3 weeks now. We have Zoe as our on going minder Monday to Friday and I just wanted to say how wonderful Zoe has been. She is very friendly and so helpful! Every time we drop her off, Cindy squeals with excitement and its just wonderful to know that Cindy is being loved and looked after while we are at work.

Thank you so much for your service and smiles!!!
  Julie Ho.
Hi Zoe, all I can say is....
Excellent! My dog Ulaa obviously had a great time, she came home happy and exhausted. Tiffany and her dog Pinchi were sensational.
In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?

Most definitely. We have another booking with Tiffany for this Sunday. Your service was very professional and friendly. Zoe kept me informed as to what was happening and it all worked out very nicely.
Regards, Michelle.

What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a Dog Minding service?

The first time we were concerned about our elderly dog who had just lost her companion of 10 years [a blue heeler] and she was fretting. I found everyone I dealt with at Top Dog to be very accommodating and caring. The minders we have used have been great.

In light of your experience, would you use us again or recommend us to others?

We have used Top dog again recently [as we went away to a non doggie friendly place]. We were concerned about our new dog as she had not been minded before but the minder was very caring and we knew they would be ok. We were very happy with her. In the past we used boarding kennels for short periods only and we were constantly worried about them as the environment is not as homely.

Reb Wilson

Dierdre Keown
What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a dog minding service ?

That we found someone who could give him as similar an environment as he’s used to as possible. For us, that meant someone who he could be with most of the time, took him for lots of walks, wouldn’t leave him at home during the day – in other words, could be a companion to him. Also, someone with lots of experience with dogs. Katherine was perfect!

In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?

Absolutely! You were fast, friendly and efficient. And you matched us perfectly - Katherine completely fit the bill. Schnitzel loved her on sight, and bounded around her apartment instantly.

Dear Zoe,
 I have attached the survey as forwarded by you yesterday afternoon.  Both my husband and myself were very impressed with the whole process from the enquiry stage to collecting our beloved pets after our weekend away.  I have an interest in becoming a minder, but I am not sure if we are available enough.  
I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Have a great day.
 Regards, Chantelle Cordell
Tony S.
Hi Zoe,
I just wanted to say thank you for arranging Nadia to mind my dog Tara at such short notice. Nadia looked after Tara so well and she treated her like a part of their family. When I went to pick up Tara she barked as if she was protecting her own home at first. When I opened the door and she saw me she got so excited and got lots of cuddles! She was so clean and healthy and was obviously very happy and well cared for during her stay.
Barney and Terri Martin
Q. How was your experience with a TopDog Minder?
Fantastic! We were so pleased with Lucy that we'd definitely use your services again, especially if we could get Lucy again. We felt really comfortable that Millie was being well looked after, especially after Lucy told us that she'd been let up onto her couch and bed which I said she was more than happy to do, eventhough we didn't do that. It made me feel like she was being loved which was really important - rather than just being looked after.
Martin Betts
Q. What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a dog minding service ?
Q. In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others?
Ann Koh-Dixon
I was very pleased and gratefuland that Kate could look after Poppy for the
extra day. Also, I was extremely impressed with the obvious care that she showed with Poppy and
would highly recommend her to anyone else
Regards Ann
Victoria Turri
Q. What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a dog minding service ?
Someone who would make the dog feel secure ,loved(lots of attention) and exercise him frequently. Someone who had a secure property and was aware of his escape tendancies.
Q. In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?
Yes I certainly would use Tracy again she was excellent .I felt relieved when I met her as it was all a bit of a rush with the funeral I had to go to overseas.
Q. Do you have any other suggestions you would like to add ?
I had no idea you existed ,why don’t you see if you can interest one of the T.V.channels to do an interest story for you. I would be happy to give you a recommendation on air. If its easier to do in Sydney Benji (the dog)will be there in March my daughter whos dog he is has moved over there.
Just wanted to let you know that our entire family had a wonderful holiday and we feel Minko had the BEST TIME.  We think she is suffering withdrawal, all joking aside we could not be happier with the service and attention that was bestowed upon Minko by Heather. She really knows how to look after dogs and gets to know them very well. Minko was trim taught and terrific. We are not so sure about how happy she is to be one of the big pack at present as she is not getting enough attention but she did LOVE staying at Heather's.
So Thank you very much and would you please send on our congratulations to Heather she is a gem.
Yours truly, Kimberley.
John and Mel
Q. What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a dog minding service ?
My dog’s welfare. She is a laid-back dog, but I needed to know she’d be in a safe environment and happy while I was away, otherwise I would’ve been fretting about her.
Q. In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?
Yes, I would use this service again. It’s a lot better than placing your dog into the kennels. Just the fact that Brie was around people and other pets, she would’ve been right in her element!
Q. Do you have any other suggestions you would like to add ?
Heather was really good and I felt comfortable leaving Brie with her. Heather gave Brie a bath before she came home and when my husband went to pick her up, she was racing around quite happily which is the best sign ever. Could you please pass on my thanks
David Dixon
Q. What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a dog minding service ? 
Not to be couped up in a small kennel for the whole period. To be well looked after and cared for. To treated with kindness and respect.
Q.  In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ? 
Defintitely and have already advertised your services widely among my friends.
Q. Do you have any other suggestions you would like to add ?
Not at present. Your services were excellent and the Minder was a just the right kind of person for the job. I was very impressed with your Company.
Leah Temme and Steve Wellman
What we were looking for, was, that Toby could be part of the family and that his strict diet be maintained due to skin allergies.
Lynne treated Toby like a Prince and took lots of videos and photos for us, even letting him sleep on her bed. It was also great for him socially to mix with other dogs on neutral territory. She is also only a 10 minute drive away which was very handy when trying to juggle flight times.
Annette Ryder
Hi.  Just a note to say how pleased we are with the care Gill gave to Jacko on both times she has cared for him.  He certainly must have liked having the company of the other dogs for the duration of his stay - he has a bit of a 'lonely' look on his face now!!  We'll just have to get another pooch to keep him company.
 Many thanks for yours and Gills help with finding him a place with such short notice.
Staicee Freeman
Absolutely, for both. Jane was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Top Dog Minders to everyone.
Just knowing your precious family member was looked after in a loving home environment makes your holidays
great as you don’t have to worry. Also having the first meeting with Jane made us feel totally at ease. It has taught Leroy how to interact with other dogs, Lucy and Charlie were Beautiful Girls
Jacinda Hunt
I went away at the last minute and all of the kennels were booked out – so I tried Top Dog and was lucky enough to get something. Now that I have used Top Dog – I won’t go back to a kennel as I really liked the concept of my dog being in a home rather than a kennel. She almost didn’t want to come home, she had so much fun! My Minder was great!
Kerrie Fletcher
I have found your carers to be both friendly and professional both times. I would have no hesitation in contacting you again should Max need looking after. I will also recommend your services to my friends and family.
Judy & Nick
Q. In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?

Not only would I use the service again, I have also recommended it to approx. 20 of my dog walking friends -
I have given out cards, brochures and paper clipping.
I would like to thank you for putting me in touch with Julie. This is the first time I have ever  felt happy leaving Nessie.  Julie is such a lovely person,  I felt so at ease with  her and she looked after Ness so well----- She is wonderful ! Thankyou.
Genevieve Cowie
Q. What was your main concern or requirements when selecting a dog minding service ?
Safe, caring, accessible (no day trips to the country to drop off or pick up when rushing to pack for family holidays). Our dog is young and needs contact with people and stimulation.
Q. In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?
Yes and yes. A great idea that works. He has already had two really good holidays and we know that he will be having a great time whilst we’re off having our own holiday.
Johannes Schuijers
Q. In light of your experience, would you use us again and would you recommend us to others ?
Definitely on both counts. Our minder was absolutely delightful and put our minds at ease about leaving our dog there for a month at first meeting. I have absolutely nothing but positive things to say about our minder and very much appreciate all her attentiveness to our dog’s welfare. It was clear that our dog was looked after just as he would be at home. Very impressed and very appreciative.
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