Tick Collars or Chews - what's the best protection for my dog?

Just a quick reminder, Perfect Pet Sitter (me!) still exists, except now your dog can come to me at my exclusive Boutique Doggie Hotel!

At the Hound Dog Hotel all doggie guests have to show they are up to date with their inoculations - this works for the safety of each guest and all my clients have no trouble producing their dog's certificates.

It is also a requirement that dogs must have protection against fleas and ticks. 

This area can be quite contentious and I do understand that some people worry about the effects of tablets and medicines upon their dog. But in the case of ticks - being resistant to the idea of dosing your dog with an efficacious treatment could cost your dog their life.

In my opinion and experience, Flea collars are simply not adequate. According to quality they vary in how effective they are, and whilst some might be Ok in areas of low incidents of ticks, where dogs are being walked in summer in grassy areas, the chances of ticks escalate. And when dogs also li…

Fantastic French Bulldogs!

At the Hound Dog Hotel, exclusive dog accommodation on the Central Coast, I've had many different breeds of come to reside as pampered guests. (Just to explain, I started out as the Perfect Pet Sitter but these days my elite specialist pet minding service is for your dog and VIP (Very Important Pet) at my Hound Dog Hotel).

Over the years I’ve cared for a great variety of different breeds. But recently young Douglas arrived who was the first French Bulldog who’s been to stay – and what a character! Just to look at him made me smile - and he blew away any preconceived ideas I had about Frenchies!

I’ve written a blog about French Bulldogs which you can find by heading over to my main website :

To see a long, long list of the variety of breeds of dog I've cared for see further below.  

Meanwhile you might want to read a few of my most popular blogs (over 50 published) that you can still find on this site. 

Is anything cuter than a Cavoodle?Unique 3 step check …

This way to find the very best dog care anywhere!

Perfect Pet Sitter is now offering an even more exclusive pet minding service at our Hound Dog Hotel on the Central Coast. Just 75 mins from Sydney, our premium dog accommodation and care are a unique combination. No Kennels - doggie guests live inside in air conditioned luxury, with free access to highly secure grounds outside.  

Hound Dog Hotel is a true Home-away-from-Home. We only accept just 3-4socialised doggie guests at any one time. Here they have company around the clock, exercise daily (come rain or shine). With fun, games, stimulation and constant care there really is no better alternative for your dog whilst you’re away. 

To find out more click here:

There are over 50 blogs on this site and below is Kelly's story giving an accurate picture of what it's like for your beloved dog staying at the Hound Dog Hotel. 


A recent first time guest at the Hound Dog Hotel (the best dog care anywhere!) was a gentle so…

Laughing Labradors and an Avalanche of Afghan Hounds

From July to October 2016 I was in the UK visiting relatives and experiencing an extraordinary Indian Summer. 

Although away I knew canine guests at our outstanding 5* Boutique HOUND DOG HOTEL - a true Pet Resort - would continue to be looked after to the same standout care my many clients have come to expect. This is as in my absence my daughter was there providing continuity and our unique service.
But whilst it’s was good to visit my family, I did miss looking after doggie guests.

So imagine how happy I was to meet two Labs, Libby and Bonnie. They came bounding along the pavement to say hello one day. They had been outside with their owners but on seeing me came to investigate. With broad smiles on their faces as Labs so often have, and furiously wagging their tails, they were irrisistible.
UK dog owners are blessed as you can walk your dogs and let them be leash free almost everywhere. One such place is the outstanding Epping Forest. I enjoy walking there - but no walk is the same wit…

Is your canine a Diva or Miva? (male Diva!) TAKE OUR QUIZ!

Here at our 5 star Boutique Pet Retreat on the Central Coast (just 75 mins from Sydney) when your VIP - Very Important Pooch - comes stay they have first class pet accommodation and a great holiday of their very own.
Caring for your pawfect pooches is an honour and we love the many dogs that stay with us, sometimes here for many weeks at a time.
Our canine guests are as varied and fascinating in their personalities as they are in appearance. Some are beautifully behaved and well mannered. But occasionally, just when we think we’ve seen it all, a guest arrives who’s the doggie equivalent of Kim Kardashian or Kanye West – a realDrama Queen Diva or Monstrous Miva (male Diva!) and then the fun begins!
Divas and Mivas come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But big or small, male or female, one thing always applies: Dog Divas and Mivas aren’t born - they’re made – turned into bossy hounds by the people who love them most – their owners!
So, are you going to be brave and find out if you have tra…