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About us

Modern Pets is a specialist online retailer of stylish, high quality and well-priced pet products sourced from around the world. As adoring pet owners, we know that while our pets need products that give them comfort and security, we also appreciate accessories that can integrate with our stylish homes. Our dedicated buying team, who has a deep knowledge of latest trends and designs in the pet accessory market, thrives on sourcing the ideal product to suit every pet and owner need. While our aim is focussing on providing premium pet products, we also understand the importance of exceptional customer service with every purchase, every time.

Our mission and promise to you is:

  • Source and sell pet products that are well-designed and well-priced;
  • Provide the best customer service through:
    • Rapid customer response time; and
    • Free shipping to metro & major regional areas for orders over $29 (oversized items excluded)
    • Fast delivery shipping within 24-48 hours (excluding public holidays & weekends)
    • 30-day hassle-free return policy; and
    • 12-month warranty.
We are passionate about evolving, enhancing and growing our business to improve the quality of life of our customers and their pets with our innovative products.

Marco Bennardo

Marco grew up in Doncaster, Melbourne, where his Italian-origin family still lives today. Following secondary school, Marco went on to study construction at university, but even then had the dream of someday creating and managing his own business. A couple of decades later, and after spending many years as a design manager in the construction industry, Marco began to seriously consider his enduring dream of owning a business. Wanting more passion, freedom and time with his family, including his beloved doggie, Gustavo, eventually led him to establishing Modern Pets. In his spare time, Marco enjoys playing the drums and has performed with many bands. Today, he continues to play for pleasure and his love of music.


Taco is Marco’s 1-year-old, British Shorthair. He was recently diagnosed with Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). This used to be a fatal disease for cats, but thanks to early detection and new medicine, FIP is now treatable. Taco has completed his treatment and doing very well. He likes to spend his free time hunting for insects and pouncing on unsuspecting humans.


Gustavo is the true inspiration behind Modern Pets. A Maltese-cross Lhasa Apso, Gustavo sadly passed away 3 years’ ago at the age of 12, after being diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. He was a terror in his early years, destroying everything from socks to mobile phones, but later became the picture of calm. Gustavo brought much joy to the family home and everyone he encountered.