About Us

At Hounding Around we pride ourselves on providing you with a reliable, friendly, professional and fully insured service for you and your pets. Let us entertain your pets when you’re on the go, we have designed service options to be flexible and convenient for you. Whether you are away at work or on holiday, we are here to help.

We have had pets all our lives and absolutely love taking care of them. We offer high quality, individually catered pet care that currently includes Dog Walking and Pet House visits.

Our emphasis is on quality care, and we specialise in one-to-one walks as we believe this allows us to provide the individual attention your dog needs and deserves. There are no group walks (only dogs in the same household), no long journeys in cramped cages and no aggressive companions.

Quite simply, we aim to make your life easier by ensuring your pets get lots of love, care and exercise.

‘We offer high quality, individually catered pet care that currently includes Dog Walking and Pet House visits.’

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Pet sitting

In home pet sitting is viewed as the ultimate care choice when owners are away as your pet is happiest in their own home

We come to your home and care for your pet while you are away. We follow your pet care routine per your instructions, including feeding, watering, exercising and administering any medication your pet might require. Most importantly, we will play with your pet!

If you require, we can also provide basic home care services while you’re away, for instance bringing in mail, watering pot plants and taking out the rubbish bins.


Dog walking

We know how hard it can be to fit your dog’s exercise around your work and home life.We offer a Dog Walking Service to help you ensure your dog gets the exercise, stimulation and company they need so you can get on with your day knowing your hound is receiving the required love and attention.

We like to follow any training that has been undertaken by you. This ensures your dog has consistency at all times and reinforces your positive trained behaviours.



We have known Jonathan from Hounding Around for a number of years. Jonathan has looked after our golden retriever Allie on numerous occasions over the past 2 years when we went away on holidays and he also he looked after Allie several times during the day whilst we were at work. We can’t recommend Jonathan and his wife Andrea highly enough for the exceptional care and loving home environment that they provided to Allie.

During our holidays when Allie stayed with Jonathan and Andrea, we appreciated getting daily text messages and photos updating us on what Allie got up to each day. Allie was very happy, because she was walked daily and got lots of attention from the family.  She also gets along very well with their beloved golden retriever Scooby.

Jonathan loves animals and is very dedicated, and caring and we have no hesitation in recommending him and his wife to anyone who is looking for a carer for their beloved dog.


One of the best things we’ve ever done for our babies was to find Jonathan and Andrea at Hounding Around.  We have 3 very active German shepherds who need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.
Finding the time during the week to ensure that the pups get the exercise they need has been a problem. Enter Jonathan. After surviving the third degree from us, we entrusted him with walking our precious pups 3 times a week, each having their very own tailored walk. They absolutely adore him and respond so well to his gentle nature. I suspect that they like him better than us now.
They care about our dogs as if they were their own and this is so important to us.  I thoroughly recommend them to anyone who loves their pooch and wants them to have a full and happy life.
I also love the photo updates we receive about their walks via SMS too!


Jonathan was booked to walk our two, two year old Labradors after my wife and I were involved in a car accident, rendering us unable to walk them anymore. Both dogs now seem to know their walking schedule. They are relaxed around the house, lounging and when he knocks on the door they are both all over him, smothering him with kisses, which is the best assurance I could ever have hoped for.He really has been a godsend for us, keeping the boys  exercised, as well as teaching them proper lead walking techniques. He also goes the extra yard, taking photos of them at different spots and I can clearly see how happy both dogs  are.Johnathon is very gentle with our boys and has a great relationship with us humans too. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Andrew & Sophia

Service Area

Hounding Around provides their service to the Melbourne areas of:

  • Keilor
  • Keilor Downs
  • Taylors Lakes
  • Airport west
  • Niddrie
  • Essendon
  • Strathmore 

If you dont see your suburb listed here, contact us and may be able to help you.

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