The journey and my love of all animals

Some 30 years ago I became the local dog sitter, minder, walker and general carer for my family and friend's pets. They were all predominately inside dogs and close companions.

Growing up on a farm with a multitude of animals and then starting my career as an animal carer, followed by a ranger, my love for all animals continued to grow, complementing my study and work in case management.

On a small residential block in Heathmont I set up Waggs Bed & Breakfast; there was rarely a time I didn’t have an extra someone to love and care for.

My love for animals drew me to purchase a property of 1.5 acres in the Kinglake Ranges and now I have branched out to care for domestic pets and farm animals on their own properties as well as having dogs stay in my own home.



Very good with animals, Wendy is professional and reliable. We will use her services again and highly recommend her to anyone needing home or away care for their pets. - Emma Scriven

Wendy is awesome! Her 'bedside manner' with our whole menagerie was amazing and they all loved her. Professional and truly caring for the animals in her care, I have no hesitation recommending Waggs to anyone needing their extended family cared for! :) - Brindabella Ridge

We travel a lot with our work, sometimes for a few days or a week, often longer. It is so reassuring to have Wendy not only feed our animals, but keep a watchful eye on them each day. Sometimes an animal has become unwell, and we have been so grateful for Wendy's prompt attention in letting us know, getting help if needed and caring for the animal. We can now go away with confidence that our animals are well looked after.- Merelyn

We have left our dog Dusty in Wendy's capable hands many a time. We have found her professionalism refreshing and she certainly knows her way around animals. Most often when we come to pick up our dog she is reluctant to come home with us! We would recommend Waggs B & B to anyone who needs their dog looked after. Freedom Farm is a wonderful place for your 4 legged friends. The 1.25 acres is complimented by many acres of rolling hills (for long walks) in a natural setting.- Chris & Nada

Our dog Max loves Waggs B & B and so do we! The professional and dedicated care provided by Wendy means we can leave our ‘best friend’ with confidence. The home enviroment means Max feels at ease and he stays happy and healthy. We can also enjoy our time away knowing he is so well cared for. We highly recommend Waggs B & B!- David

We have been so happy with Wendy at Waggs B & B’s care of our dog Lottie. While Lottie is an affectionate dog, she was also a rescued dog, so we were anxious to place her in boarding kennels that were unlike the shelter we got her from. Wendy has been so helpful, understanding of Lottie's needs, and willing to go to extra lengths to reassure both Lottie & us. She truly treats her as one of the family, exactly the atmosphere we wanted. On longer stays, Wendy has kept us updated with Lottie's welfare, and I would recommend her to anyone. Her professionalism, friendliness and obvious love of animals make Waggs B & B the perfect home away from home.- Monica Brown