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Receive 10% off any Activity pack purchased! – Information on our Activity packs can be found at reception.
How to Redeem? Just cut out this coupon and bring it along with you at check-in to receive a 10% discount on any Activity pack purchased for your cat or dog!
Hey everyone, what are your Easter plans this year?
Hurry to book your pets' holiday this Easter as spots are filling fast! – With our Cat Presidential suites already full and other levels of accommodation filling fast, don't hold off on booking!! This year the Easter period begins on the 18th of April and goes through till the 21st of April.
As always, TPH has a 5 day minimum stay over Easter, as we do not employ a price increase system in holiday periods. Also ANZAC day falls on the 25th of April so why not cash in some of that annual leave and go on a 10 day holiday?! - But be quick as space is limited!
Just a holiday reminder that The Pets Hotel reception will be CLOSED on the 18th, 19th and 21st of April due to the Easter public holidays, as well as on the 25th of April for ANZAC day.
Day Care will be unavailable at The Pets Hotel from the 17th of April until the 28th of April, Commencing back on Tuesday the 29th of April.
- Thank you for your cooperation
Congratulations to our two BIG winners!
#1 Amy.D in our stonnington pets in the park competition!
- Amy has won a Bono Fido, country road bed!
#2 Denise.G of Bondbeach, in Diamond Dog Bakery's 'spoil your dog' competition!
- Denise has scored a 10 day Doggy Day Care pack!
DANA MCCAULEY, PORT PHILLIP LEADER, MARCH 26, 2014 4:34PM (Source:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/central/dogs-unleashed-as-south-melbourne-offleash-park-made-permanent/story-fngnvlpt-1226865491515)
Port Phillip Council approved South Melbourne's Eastern Reserve North's permanent transformation into an off-leash play area from 7am to 7.30pm. Source: News Limited
DOGS are free to frolic once more in South Melbourne's Eastern Reserve North, drawing the curtain on a fraught community debate.
Port Phillip Council last night approved the park's permanent transformation into an off-leash play area from 7am to 7.30pm.
A three-month trial ending last December had pitted excitable canines against noise-sensitive humans, sparking a barrage of "approximately 56 emails from predominantly five local residents" who opposed the plan, officers said.
The Leader was copied in on many of these emails, which complained almost daily of dogs "barking uncontrollably", defecating and reducing the park to a "dust bowl".
Resident Barry White addressed the council saying the 50 adjacent homes were impacted by noise owing to the "intensive use" of the tiny park.
But Emerald Hill Ward Councillor Anita Horvath said she visited many times during the trial and found dog owners using the space responsibly.
"If dogs yapped or barked, they were yapping in glee, not in anger," Cr Horvath noted.
The majority of 285 residents surveyed online supported the dog park.
Another resident, Ben Morgan, said he was glad the council was replacing the grass in the park but that this had never been needed before.
"Three months of relentless overuse have done more damage than 10 years of drought," Mr Morgan said.
"There's not a living blade of grass left."
Dog owner Hugh Cameron said park users like himself helped clean up after those who left dog poo behind.
Officers said their investigations found barking did not breach legislative noise restrictions, saying each dog emitted "generally between five and 10 yaps — not 'constant barking'".
Enforcement was only possible if barking was "persistent, consistent and to a point where it's a nuisance ... such as creates a health problem".
Officers keep an offence log of those dog owners who do breach regulations, to inform theirmodus operandi of "ask, tell, enforce".
Councillors voted to develop a management plan to ensure "the condition of the park is maintained over time".
Posted on March 29, 2012 by DrLynn (Source:http://mypeted.com/2012/03/29/a-basketful-of-easter-pet-safety-tips/)
Peter Cottontail isn't the only furry creature excited about Easter. Our dogs and cats love this holiday that brings warmer weather, greener grass, and interesting treats. Unfortunately, many of these "treats" will involve medical "treatment" if consumed.
Here are a few Easter warnings to help keep your pets safe:
With all the fun stuff out of reach, how can our pets enjoy Easter? Well, we can give them a safe Easter treat like a new chew toy or take them for a long walk. Spending time with your pet is really the best treat.
HARRISON JACOBS TODAY AT 7:53 AM(http://www.businessinsider.com.au/paul-nathans-photos-of-new-jerseys-dog-grooming-competition-2014-3)
The elaborate dog fashion found at grooming competitions can be totally ridiculous. Just look at the poor pet on the right whose fur was cut and dyed to display the faces of multiple Disney characters.
Last year, photographer Paul Nathan visited the preeminent Intergroom competition in East Rutherford, N.J. and captured some of the madness and, yes, beauty.
While most people say elaborate pet haircuts are all in good fun, some critics have called the practice of "extreme grooming" humiliating and psychologically damaging for the dogs.
The Intergroom conference and competition began in 1981 in Newark, N.J. It is now the largest international competition of its kind.
London's first cat cafe opened last month in the city's Shoreditch district. If you've been on the Internet the last couple of years, its success shouldn't come as a surprise.
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium charges an $8.50 cover (which helps pay for cat food and medical care) and limits each patron visit to no more than two hours (flash photography is prohibited). No one under 8-years-old is allowed because, according to the website, "the cats are afraid of children."
Despite the restrictions, the cafe still manages to attract an incredible amount of visitors, and is entirely booked through June.
Unlike the playroom atmospheres of Japan's cat cafes, Nate Lanxon of Wired describes Lady Dinah's as "a cafe that just happens to be full of cats," filled with the eclectic furniture, baristas, and a wait staff. The Cat Emporium has 11 felines, all donated. Owner Anna Kogan tells Reuters that they hope to adopt more but need approval from the local council first.
And don't worry jealous canine lovers. The hangout of your dreams isn't far away. Shoreditch is also getting its own dog cafe, Happiness of Hounds, at some point later this year.
I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
- Abraham Lincoln