In the last 5 years, having someone look after your dog in their own home has become a genuine alternative to using dog boarding kennels. Generally, the change has been a very positive one. However, with new industries always come new challenges.
The dog you see isn’t the only one harmed. In fact, he’s one of a whole string of similar stories I’ve seen and heard recently in Adelaide. Let’s call him ‘X’. Continue reading “Adelaide Pet Sitters: What Can Go Wrong”
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 2018. There’s a map at the start showing where each dog park is.
Visit this page for dog parks in regional and country South Australia. Please also read our guide to dog park etiquette. Continue reading “Adelaide Dog Parks”
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.
Other options include dog boarding, catteries and pet sitting, but you want your best friend with you if possible. 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.
If flying is an option, visit our page on Plane Travel For Dogs or Cats. Continue reading “Adelaide Dog & Cat Travel”
‘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
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”