Who Am I?
My name is Von and I set up In My Home Dog Minding because of my lifelong love of all animals, especially dogs. My whole life has been spent surrounded by dogs and over the years I have dealt with all sorts – big dogs, little dogs, healthy dogs, sick dogs, you name it, I have probably encountered it!
I have been involved with dog rescue for over 10 years, and have fostered more than 200 dogs in that time. Since moving to acreage I have also become involved with fostering horses and have 2 paddock ornaments of my own (Jasper and Doc on the left). I have 5 dogs of my own, and the number of boarders I take is determined by how many fit in the bedroom/on the bed!.
There are usually anywhere between a half a dozen to a dozen dogs at any one time, and the balance seems to work – the oldies hang out together snoozing all day long, while the younger ones play together so no-one seems to get hassled/bored/frustrated.
In my past life I worked in the corporate world, but never felt fulfilled, and decided a change was needed – now I am doing something that gives me great joy and fulfills one of my great passions – animals – my other passion being travel, but we can’t have everything now, can we?