All Terrier Motives Pet Care Services were one of the original dog walking and pet care businesses to open in Melbourne in the late 1990's. We have been providing quality, personalised dog walking and dog minding services since February 1999 and we are very proud of the reputation we have built over the years.
Jeff is the founder, owner and operator of All Terrier Motives Pet Care Services. Jeff is first aid trained, fully insured and has references and police checks available for peace of mind. Our home office is centrally located on St Kilda hill and our dog walking and dog minding services extend to most inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne. If we are unable to offer the service you are seeking, or if you are outside of our operating territory, we will in most cases be able to confidently refer you to a reputable business.
All Terrier Motives Pet Care stands out as one of the 'leaders of the pack' in what is a relatively new and unregulated industry. Jeff has not employed staff for some time now - much to the relief of both him and his clients. He is fortunate to have friends and family who help to mind the business during any periods of absence.
All Terrier Motives clients know exactly who is entering their property and being entrusted with the care of their very special family member. Strong and trusting long term relationships have been formed with clients and their dogs over the years and are integral to All Terrier Motives success and longevity.
All of our services are specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients and their dogs. All Terrier Motives Pet Care Services is recommended by, and affiliated with, many of Melbourne's leading veterinarians and pet care professionals.
What should you look for when employing a dog walker? Well - these days there are a great many options available to pet owners in Melbourne. From dog walkers to groomers to pet sitters to day care facilities. You name the service and you will likely find someone offering it.
Many have replicated the modus operandi of All Terrier Motives and created successful businesses for themselves through their passion for dogs. Numerous people have learnt from us and moved on to open their own rewarding businesses in the pet care industry.
As the dog walking and pet care industry is not regulated there is now a plethora of businesses operating in Melbourne. Some may just see the industry as a 'good earner'. Some employ underpaid, poorly trained, sometimes transient staff, whilst packing their cargo vans with dogs in an effort to maximise earnings. Others franchise their businesses which, more often than not, leads to a loss of that 'personal touch' that we pride ourselves on. We always recommend those seeking the services of a dog walker or dog minder ask a few initial questions before making a decision. Some pertinent questions could include the following:
Will your dog be walked by the same person each day?
Is the walker insured and experienced?
How many dogs are walked in each group?
What area are the dogs collected from and how long does it take to collect them all?
How many groups do they walk each day?
What type of vehicle is used?
Does the business have an ABN, client confidentiality policy and animal safety policy in place?
One can quickly ascertain if the business is legitimate and most importantly qualified to look after your dog. You may ask yourself if there are enough working hours in a day to collect all of the dogs and then give them the walk you are paying a good price for.
It may also be wise to remember the old axiom - "you get what you pay for". Thankfully though there are plenty of reputable dog walkers out there who are passionate about working with animals and have pride in their business values and reputation. Jeff is proud to be one of these business owners whose enthusiasm and love of dogs sets him apart from many others in the industry.