Accommodation for IVDD Hounds
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As an owner of an IVDD hound it’s always a difficult & stressful decision deciding what to do when holidays arise.
This list has been compiled from the recommendations of owners of IVDD hounds and has also taken into consideration the special needs and care many of these little guys require.
Some are home stays in a family environment, others are professionals in the rehabilitation field who also offer boarding and/or home stays.
Please note we have not discussed fees with any of these listings, it is up to you to discuss the “fine print”.
Before making any decision please also conduct your own due diligence and refer to our Disclaimer.
|Australia Wide||AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY Dachshund Sitting Group||AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY Dachshund Sitting Group||This group is if you need a sitter for your beloved furkids.
All members of the group are required to return the sitting favours at least once. Your yard must be secure. All sitting is between the person offering to sit and the person requesting the sit...i.e. it is your responsibility as to the suitability of the accommodation, dogs getting along etc.
|Australia Wide||Pet Cloud||Pet Cloud||Pet Cloud have a number of Pet Sitters who are either veterinarians or veterinary nurses who may have experience caring for IVDD dogs.
Our best advice would be to view the Sitters close to you (via entering your suburb) and reviewing their listings to see what experience they have.
|Buxton (near near Mittagong / Picton area)||Sally & Mark Forrest||0405 315 742||They have recently adopted two dachshunds in wheelchairs both have similar requirements although through different results.
Rufus 11yrs IVDD and Pebbles 8mths with a spinal cord injury / spinal fracture.
They have always taken in animals in need – injured horses, alpacas, parrots & dogs with issues. Sally is a Trauma (injured human) registered nurse with specific trauma / injury experience since 2003 and RN experience since 99.
They both work odd hours which allows them to be at home 90+% of the time.
They are on 5 acres all flat (one step front and rear doors) their dogs live with them and they would treat your little ones as if they are their own.
|Goulburn||Louise Gardner||0428 609 402||Contact via Facebook||I live in Goulburn NSW so an hour from Canberra and 2 from Sydney. I have 8 dachies, one who has fully recovered from IVDD, my other boy Paddy died of heart failure after 10yrs with IVDD.
I have ramps, crates (as I used to dog groom). A very dachshie friendly garden and house.
I am qualified in canine myofunctional therapy. I used to be a registered nurse before Paddy went down with IVDD.
Don't go out to work and if I leave my dogs for more than 3-4hrs I get a dog sitter in.
Would be happy to offer holiday relief or respite for IVDD dachies.
|Julie Holmes||0425 202 663||Website||Julie is qualified Canine rehabilitation therapist, and understands the complexities of IVDD dogs andt what is involved with caring for them. She is also a qualified vet nurse with over 25yrs exp.|
|Manly (Sydney)||Sonja Mulder||0432 982 954||Contact via Facebook||I live near Manly with two beautiful Dachshunds (one IVDD) and a cat. I have nursed mine back to health through eight disc episodes.
My dogs are strictly ground-level and at home I have ramps, gates and fences everywhere and even mats on my wooden deck and (inside) on my tiled floor to minimise slipping.
I have a crate and a pet stroller (so your little one can come on walks with my two, while still being confined).
My dogs and the cat will make your little one feel welcome and loved. I am home most days and when I'm away my mother pops in for pats and if necessary meals.
|SE QLD - (Gympie region)||Rosalie James||0407 576 264||Contact to discuss availability - short term & holiday care for IVDD Dachshunds.||Qualified Vet & Human Nurse who has cared for and has in her care IVDD dachshunds.|
|Hobart - Tasmania||Rose Grubits - Longfellows||0413 016 020||Facebook Page||My husband and I had dachshunds for many years, then decided to set up a minding service about 10 years ago. I also spent three winters house sitting/dog minding in QLD and NSW where I cared for many dachshunds, some with IVDD and also other special needs (eg: blind/deaf, dementia, anxiety issues). Once the covid situation is sorted, I plan to travel and provide a mobile minding service again.
One of our own dachshunds (a rescue) had IVDD, so I am familiar with the disease and the care needs of these little guys - both post-op and also prior for prevention eg: no stairs, slippery floors, jumping off furniture etc.
|Bundoora - Melbourne||Dani Page||0431 181 251|
|Mornington Peninsula||Annie Perkins||0407 704 958||Qualified in Pet First Aid and CPR who provides at home care and has boarded early stage IVDD babies, so very aware of the work involved.
No steps, ramps and features a large garden for adventures. Heated in winter and air con for summer, plenty of dog beds and a crate for those who prefer. Walks in the pram are a great favourite!
Accommodation is dependent on availability.
|Mornington Peninsula - Mooroduc||Bark Avenue Luxury Pet Resort||03 5902 6045||Facebook Page|
|Bark Avenue is run by an experienced Veterinarian, who knows exactly what to do (and can give immediate treatment if required). Highly recommended by an IVDD Dachshund owner.|
|Mornington Peninsula||Aquapaws Boarding for Dogs with Special Needs||(03) 5977 8841||Website||We offer an in-patient option for pets that need special attention. This may be especially beneficial if you are not able to adequately supervise your pet following surgery due to a busy work schedule, for owners who cannot or do not want to perform after surgery care, or if you live too far away to easily get your pet to us for regular treatment. Sometimes, you may have pre planned a holiday!
In some cases we recommend staying at our centre to offer the most effective treatment for your dog depending on the type of surgery.
Your pet stays in a stress free home environment. Due to the personalized service we provide, we only take a few dogs at a time.
If you do have a Special Needs Pet and just need a holiday, we are more than happy to accommodate them.
Our Kennel is suitated at our Rehabilitation Centre on 10 acres of farm land on the Mornington Peninsula. There are plenty of other animals who are permanent residents here which include chooks, horses and cows. Your dog will never be board! One of our frequent guests will round up the chooks in her wheelchair!
Interstate patients are also welcome. We have had visitors from Sydney, Canberra, South Australia, Country Victoria and even Tasmania!
Travel arrangements can be made by calling the centre on 03 59 778 841.
We do have a weight restriction for paralyzed pets, so please call us for more information.
|Karrinyup - 12km north Perth CBD||Adele Greeney||0413 365 678||Adele||Home environment with two 12 year old dachshunds (one IVDD 2 surgeries)
Crate and fenced areas provided, stroller etc. Experienced in caring for IVDD dachshunds including medications and any special requirements. Carer works part time from home.