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With so many households discovering the joys of dog ownership during lockdown, following is a guide to some of the local essential services that will help to keep your best friend happy, healthy and looking their furry best if you are living in Donnybrae, or looking forward to moving into our community in the future!
The location of your local vet is probably one of the most important details you need to know when you own any pet. As well as desexing your dog and ensuring they are kept up to date with essential vaccinations, veterinary services cover everything from emergency surgery through to nail clipping, dental care and advice on feeding and training.
Vets in our local area include
The Vet Practice (and canine rehabilitation centre), Whittlesea - www.thevetpractice.com.au
Craigieburn Animal Hospital, Craigieburn - www.craigieburnanimalhospital.com.au
Greencross Vets, Craigieburn - www.greencrossvets.com.au/vets/craigieburn
Many local vets also offer full grooming services and sell food and other supplies for your dog.
While overseas travel may still be some time away, many of us are keen to enjoy post lockdown freedom exploring Victoria and beyond. But going away needn’t mean leaving your best friend behind! Check out www.holidayingwithdogs.com.au to find dog-friendly holiday choices for every budget Australia-wide.
Parks and Walking Tracks
Dog owners are spoilt for choice when it comes to wide open spaces to walk their dogs around Donnybrae! However there are also some local hidden gems that are worth sniffing out…
Kalkallo Dog Park, just a few bounds down the road from Donnybrae on the corner of Dwyer Street and Design Way, Kalkallo, is the perfect place to train and test your dog’s agility skills on the inbuilt obstacle course.
And Craigieburn Dog Park at 127/147 Craigieburn Rd includes separate areas for large and small dogs, perfect for the giant hounds that feel a little nervous around the smaller varieties.
Please remember to abide by local by-laws regarding keeping your dog on lead unless you are in a designated off-lead area.
And, most important of all, please remember to pick up after your dog and help keep our local area looking beautiful!