The dog you see above was harmed by a bad experience at a pet sitter. You can read more about his story here. It’s a useful warning to all dog owners of the dangers of choosing the wrong pet sitter. Continue reading “Adelaide Dog Sitters, Dog Minding & House Sitting”
Here is a short list of dog kennels we are familiar with. Click here for cattery & cat boarding recommendations instead. If you know of another kennel that you recommend, please leave a comment below. Continue reading “Adelaide Dog Boarding”
Here’s our list of all the fully fenced off leash dog parks in Adelaide last updated 2017. There’s a map at the start showing where each dog park is.
We’ve visited every park, taken photos and noted their features. But what exactly is a dog park? They are specially designated by councils and usually have:
- 24 hour off-leash permission
- Double-gating at entrances
- No shared use with other activities
- Dog amusements, dog watering facilities and shelters for owners
We have not included the large number of other off-leash areas. Visit your local council’s website to check where else you can go locally.
Gold medal: City of Salisbury with nine dog parks! Unley, Norwood & Holdfast Bay: still on the starting line. See the full list after the map.
Adelaide: Pityarilla Dog Park
Aldinga Beach: Symonds Reserve Dog Park
Small and large dog areas are provided within a larger reserve. This park is very new and has minimal shade or amusements but should improve as plantings mature.
Andrews Farm: Stebonheath Dog Park
Birkenhead: Adelaide Brighton Community Dog Park
Blakeview Pooch Park
Broadview Dog Park
Devon Park Puppy Park
Flagstaff Hill: Minkarra Dog Park
Flinders Park: Tedder Reserve Pooch Park
Glenside: Conyngham Street Dog Park
Golden Grove Dog Park
Hectorville: Four Paws Park
Hillbank: Jo Gapper Dog Park
Holden Hill: Bentley Reserve Dog Park
Kilburn: Jack Watkins Reserve
Marleston: West Torrens Dog Park
Mawson Lakes: Dry Creek Linear Park
Mt Barker: Barka Park
North Adelaide Dog Park
Between Main North Rd, Lefevre Rd, Medindie Rd & Robe Tce.
Vast pair of parks (small & large dogs), to be illuminated in 2016. Parking best via Medindie Rd (closer to LeFevre Rd but shrubby & secluded approach).
Northfield: L J Lewis Reserve
Panorama: CC Hood Reserve
Para Hills West: The Paddocks Reserve
Parafield Gardens: Baltimore Reserve
Para Vista: Golding Oval
Paralowie Dog Park
Pooraka: Unity Park
Ridgehaven: Ashley Avenue Dog Park
Salisbury Heights: Canterbury Reserve
Salisbury North: Happy Home Reserve
Salisbury Park: Jenkins Reserve
Stirling: Wright Road Dog Park
Taperoo: Roy Marten Reserve
Access via Military Road north of Fort Largs or Ventura Avenue.
Small and large dog areas in a huge setting and even close enough to go for a beach walk! Good facilities although the original dog water concept involving a foot pedal was a tad ambitious.
Trott Park: Reserve Street Reserve
Two Wells Dog Park
Upper Sturt Dog Park
Please share if you found this page useful! We also have more detailed pages on where to take dogs for the suburbs north and east of central Adelaide.
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By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These blogs are from a series regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter. Like or follow our page or subscribe via email to read the latest.
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Have you read our Guide to driving in Australia with dogs, cats or other pets? Driving isn’t for everyone and a lot of the times it isn’t very practical either. Anywhere interstate is at least 6 hours’ drive and if you’re heading to Queensland it’s many times that with overnight stopovers. Many dogs, cats & rabbits will find it very stressful.
Have you thought of sending pets by air? Continue reading “Plane Travel For Dogs Or Cats”
Taking the dog on a driving holiday? Needing to travel interstate with a cat? Or maybe you’re moving to Adelaide with pets. Here’s how to make travelling with dogs & cats more fun.
Below you’ll find information on Driving With Dogs & Cats.
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
What To Do If A Dog Is Vomiting
- See a vet for lethargy, sickness, weight loss, bloating or vomiting blood
- Repeated vomiting or diarrhoea can quickly cause serious dehydration
- Puppies, old dogs or those without vaccination are at higher risk
- A dog that vomits once and is hungry and happy within 5 minutes is probably normal, but please see a vet if vomiting persists
Now dive deeper. Continue reading “Help! My Dog is Vomiting”
Choosing the right place to board your cat is more important than you think. Twice in the past week we’ve seen cats get sick after being in boarding. We also seen cats lose weight and have anxiety problems which could have been avoided if their owners knew what to look for when choosing. Continue reading “How To Find A Good Cat Boarding Cattery”
Update 2017: we still urgently require new volunteers to foster dogs and cats for people fleeing domestic violence. Terms are 6 months at most and all veterinary costs are covered. Please contact us if you can assist.
Those who have been following our Facebook will know about the three dogs owned by a victim of domestic violence. She was taken to hospital and her dogs were in urgent need of emergency housing. Now that their owner has found safe accommodation, she has been reunited wth her beloved dogs and it is safe to tell their story. Continue reading “Golden Grove Boarding Kennels help a woman in need”
From time to time all of us need to transport our pets in the car, and it’s important to make these trips as safe as possible, both for the pets and for us people travelling in the car with them. One of our nurses, Jackie, recently alerted us to a problem with many harnesses as you will read below. Continue reading “Safe car travel for pets”