Obi – 1 1/2 yr Bernese Mountain Dog


Welcome to my website! I’m offering your dog/s the best possible care that you would hope for from anyone. My passion is “all” animals but have started this business for my LOVE of dogs. I know what it feels like to leave your dog in a kennel. It’s gut wrenching and heartbreaking. My red Staffi – Tigi – had huge separation anxiety. I wished with all my heart, I was able to find someone to love her as much as I did when we went away on holidays.

When a dog that comes to me, they always wear a  blue “Jodi’s Happy Hounds” ICE (In case of emergency) dog tag. I will always put one of these tags on the collar, whether I’m dog walking, pet sitting or minding your baby for some much needed peace of mind for you! I also provide for every stay booked through “Jodi’s Happy Hounds” coverage up to $10M public liability insurance. I have also gotten a police check which I can provide documentation when you come for a FREE “Meet and Greet”!

I promise to send you posts and updates everyday to put your mind at ease, show what your babies are up to and to give them the best holiday while your away on holidays! I get A LOT of feedback from my clients advising me that that was the most important and rewarding aspect of leaving there babies with me.

Please feel free to look around my website and drop me an email if you want any more information or would like to bring your pet to come for a FREE MEET & GREET!  I would love to hear from you!

— Jodi

Jodi – the Dog Lover!

Our two whippets spent the Easter weekend with Jodi and her family…and I’m not sure they were ready to come home when we came to pick them up. We copped a shifty side eye from Fletch for a good few days afterwards, as if to say ‘I liked it better at my other house!’.
We found the updates and photos particularly great. We had peace of mind while we were away that the boys were comfortable and being spoilt, which meant we could also enjoy our time away. This was also useful to show our young daughter, that her dogs were okay and being looked after. Trust me, if you can’t be with your dogs, you want them to be with Jodi.
Jodi and her crew showed our two boys the kindest love and care – we couldn’t imagine leaving them with anyone else. Ever again!

Rebbecca Witney

Obi’s home away from home

We are so lucky that we have Jodi and David as our neighbours that when we heard they were doing dog minding we jumped as the chance. Our bernese mountain dog is a giant sook and we were really unsure about using a kennels etc so we were over the moon to find our just next door there was a much better options…our only concern was that obi wouldn’t want to come home haha. He was treated like one of their family members -even slept inside with them all! He had the best time – going to walks, playing with the kids and their friends and even jumping on the bed with the ‘big kids’! The best thing for us was receiving up to date messages and pictures – it really reassured us that he was not only okay but having the best time! I could not recommend Jodi higher – she does the most amazing job and we will definitely be using her again…. she’s simply the best!!!

Emma willcocks

Felix was so happy with Jodi!

Jodi looked after our puppy Felix for a week while we went on holidays, and he was so happy and full of energy when we picked him up. We couldn’t be happier with the service, and will definitely be getting Jodi to look after him when we next go on holidays!

Stewart Johnson

Bowie had a holiday himself with Jodi!

Thank you Jodi, and whole family, for loving and caring for Bowie as he if he was your own.
As you can see from Jodi’s photo’s, Bowie had a holiday too.
Walks, plays dates, treats and lots of love.
No other kennel could offer this, priceless.
Time seemed to fly by so quickly and it was soon time pick up the boy.
I haven’t experienced the excitement of collecting Bowie after an extended stay away from us and that was something I will always remember.
Jodi, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you put us at ease in leaving our boy with you.


Marco Trimarchi

Happy Holiday

I have just returned from a few days away with my family and Jodi made it a very happy holiday for me as well as my dogs! My two are very much house dogs and kennels are not a good option, Jodi’s service was perfect. The dogs were spoilt from the moment they arrived and I had peace of mind knowing they were happy and enjoying their time with her. I knew all this because Jodi sent me heaps of photos, information and even videos of their stay with her. Thank you Jodi for your fabulous love and attention to my two little pups. They will be coming back for another holiday, for sure!

Faye Glew

Genuine Dog Lover

Jodi is a genuine animal lover, an extremely enthusiastic dog lover! She has looked after our big boy, Scooby – he just adores her; you just have to see his excitement at seeing her and being around her. He can’t help himself, giving her kisses and leaning into her for cuddles, and doing zoomies because he is so excited! Jodi has doggy language ‘down-pat’, and clearly enjoys playing with him.
Adam and I are also thankful that he has been introduced to children, and it is nice that they can walk him together without him becomin
g stressed (he is a rescue greyhound so Jodi’s experience with fostering is greatly valued). We also enjoy seeing photos she sends us whilst being with Scooby and Scratchy.
Jodi has also been kind enough to attend to our older cat, Scratchy, also giving her affection and scratches, and feeding both animals as prescribed.
Jodi is a joy to have around animals; we are so thankful that she has such experience and, most importantly, genuinely enjoys being around them. I would highly recommend Jodi to anyone looking for such a service as she is THE BEST by far!


Simone Jacobs