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At Vets on Call, mobile vets for pets, we understand that there is nothing like going on holiday. The freedom, the memories and especially the company make it one of the most enjoyable parts of your year (if you’re lucky enough to get away). We don’t think it’s fair that one or more of your family members misses out on all the fun. We’re not talking about your kids, we’re talking about your pets.

Thankfully for us pet lovers, the world is changing and more and more places are becoming pet friendly. This means that we no longer have to leave our fur child at home with a sitter, we can take them with us. Rather than spend hours Googling pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and activities, we’ve done the research for you. We’ve put together a list of the best sites to find pet-friendly accommodation, the top pet-friendly restaurants and activities in each capital city and healthcare options in case your pet falls ill along the way.

Melbourne

Accommodation:

Air BnB: Shouldn’t surprise anyone but Air BnB is a great place to find pet friendly accommodation, simply use the filter options to find the best place for you.

Booking.com: More focused on hotels and serviced apartments rather than people’s homes, booking.com has a filter feature also that allows you to search for pet friendly stays.

Petcheck.com: A site dedicated to pet friendly accommodation. From hotels, to luxury stays in private home. Pet Check has you covered.

Pet-friendly places to eat:

The Palace Hotel: A great pub with ample outdoor, under cover seating and a great bistro menu. They even have their own resident pup Billy the Staffy who will exchange a pat for a bit of your delicious parma.

Tusk Café Bar: A café conveniently located on the bustling Chapel Street in Prahran. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner all of which are delicious. With more outdoor seating than indoor, they’re perfectly positioned to welcome you and your pooch, they’ll even provide blankets if it’s too cold.

The Farm Café: Situated in the very hip Collingwood area the Farm Café is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a brilliant way to start the day with your pet in this tranquil oasis amongst one of Melbourne’s most vibrant suburbs.

Activities:

Merry Creek Walking Trails: 21 kilometres of lush, green walking trails situated in Clifton Hill in Melbourne’s inner north is a great escape without leaving the city.

Dog beaches: From Altona right through to Brighton Melbourne has some great dog beaches where your pooch can frolic with heaps of other dogs.

Sydney

Pet-friendly places to eat:

The Winery: A great courtyard café and restaurant in the heart of Surry Hills is a brilliant way to spend a late afternoon or evening watching the sun set over the city.

Jed’s Food store: A café with views over Bondi beach and a menu to match. Get her early as it’s a popular place and wait times can leave you and your pooch wondering if your arm is really edible.

Parramatta Park Café: Conveniently situated on the park this café offers a great way to relax after wearing your dog out at the park.

Activities:

Bondi to Coogee Walk: A must for any visitor to Sydney. It’s a great way to see the coastline as well as exercise your pet.

Wolli Creek National Park: Lots of tracks to walk and nature to spot. Be sure to keep a close eye on your pet as there is some amazing wildlife that is best left undisturbed.

Rowland Reserve: A terrific beach spot that is great for a quick dip with your pet or you can supervise from the comfortable grassy knoll.

Adelaide

Pet friendly places to eat:

MP3 Café: A café that prides itself on brilliant customer service and remember their clients, or at least their dogs by name. Dynamic menu and delicious food.

The Store: Situated in North Adelaide and close to lots of dog parks the Store offers a great menu in a beautiful interior.

The Esplanade Hotel: A great option for those looking to have a beer with their pet they even have a designated dog dining area!

Activities:

Beaches: Adelaide has plenty of beaches where you can let your dog off the leash to go crazy. Check with local council’s website for specific times.

Stand Up Paddle SA: Go paddle boarding with your dog. These guys will rent you the board and even give you a lesson on how to SUP with your canine friend sharing the experience.

Perth

 Pet friendly places to eat:

The Tube Coffee Station: A Cottesloe institution serving up hearty breakfast and lunch options a short stroll from the station.

Burns Beach Café: This beachside café in Iluka even serves up a special doggy menu.

For The Coffee Table: A café that caters incredibly well for pet owners and their pet’s. A modern menu that hasn’t omitted the doggachino or treats.

Activities:

Beaches: Goes without saying that Perth has some great dog beaches. Be sure to check out Peasholm Dog Beach in Scarborough.

Kings Park: A stunningly landscaped park that overlooks the Swan river and the entire city. A brilliant way to watch the sunset.

Brisbane

Pet friendly places to eat:

Our Haus Café: A very pet friendly establishment serving up dogachinos and shaved liver treats for your fur child as well as a lengthy menu for their owners.

Slinky Espresso: Ample outdoor seating so that your pet can join you whilst you sip on one of their terrific coffees or indulge yourself in one of their terrific breakfast or lunch dishes.

Java Lounge Café: Take a seat on one of their ever so comfortable couches and order from their fantastic menu.

Activities:

Redcliffe Jetty Markets: Take your pooch for a little stroll through the markets and if they’re really well-behaved you’ll be able to buy them some treats from one of the pet food vendors.

Parks: Whilst you’ll have to travel to get to a beach a park is never too far away. Our favourite is the Bulimba Riverside Park.

Medical Services

Holidays can be stressful and something all pet owners think of before heading away on holiday is “where do I go if something goes wrong? If the worst happens and you find yourself searching for vets for stressed pets or any other issue regarding your pet, it can be time-consuming to find a vet near you and get to their location. The good news for Vets on Call customers is that it doesn’t matter. If you’re in an area we operate within, you can use our mobile app to book a vet to come to you, stress-free and conveniently. Better still, the vet coming out will have access to your pet’s complete health records and will keep them updated thanks to our unique in-app management system. If Vets on Call isn’t available in the area, we would recommend searching for your nearest veterinary clinic and familiarising yourself with their location should anything occur.

Browse our website to download the Vets on Call mobile app and make sure that if anything happens to your fur baby, you have access to affordable mobile vets for pets at your fingertips.

 

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