Archives for February, 2013

Relocating with Dogs (and Cats)

Seven months ago or so my partner and I took the plunge and left a busy inner city neighborhood for a life on NSW’s Central Coast.

We moved with two dogs and two cats. In the build up they knew something really weird was happening and it would have been very stressful for them.

What was even more stressful was the one and a half hour car trip. My partner was already at the house after coming up with the removalists. I was told to drive super safely because almost an entire family could be wiped out in a car accident!

So, we made it up and the dogs were so happy having been here for weekends. The cats on the other hand were petrified and wouldn’t leave their carry cages.

Eventually the hid in the bedrooms and after a week or so they loved living here too! It has just been the best move for all of us. The dogs get their walks by beaches and lakes and the cats are enjoying the peace and quiet. It has been so lovely that we recently adopted a rescue kitten called Leroy.

The only downside is that we have to worry about ticks and snakes from November through to March. For the cats, rather than spray them which they would hate we check them regularly.

On the dogs we cannot use Advantix because it could kill the cats! Instead they wear unsightly tick collars and we have to use a Frontline tick spot-on treatment twice a week.

It is worth it though because we can truly witness how happy they are!



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Feb 25, 2013 | 0 | Dog health

Can You Help Transport a Dog from Sydney to Bowral/Goulburn on Friday for Paws and Recover?

Paws and Recover – is a registered Not-For-Profit Organisation who are establishing an infrastructure of volunteers to support people by sharing the care of their pets during a health crisis and difficult times.

Through a network of volunteers, Paws and Recover offers practical help such as dog walking, respite pet care, fostering, dog and cat grooming, transporting pets to vets and support in assisting people care for their animals during times of illness.

They have put out a call for help!

“I need to transport a dog to Yass on Friday. The people at the other end can probably come to either Goulburn or even Bowral area .

Is there anyone that might be able to help please. I’m happy to pay for petrol and tolls if you can help or know anyone that can help.”

Many thanks

0407 994 295


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Feb 12, 2013 | 0 | Miscellaneous, travel