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Summer Activities For You And Your Pooch

posted by The Daily Fluff February 21, 2019 0 comments

The only thing better than spending time with your furry friend is doing fun activities with them in summer! So, we’ve put together a list of ideas that we know both you and your pets will enjoy over the next few months.

Outdoor Cinemas:

Moonlight Cinema is back for 2019 with dog-friendly sessions in Melbourne, as well as Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. Featuring advanced screenings of Second Act, The Favourite and Storm Boy, it’s the perfect activity to bring your furry friend along to. The season finishes in March, so get in quick to secure your Gold Grass Package.

https://www.moonlight.com.au/

If you’re worried about being in an outdoor space with your best friend, you can try the drive-in. The Lunar Drive in Dandenong for example allows dogs, as long as it’s on a lead at all times and does not enter the cafe. Plus, doggy doos must be collected which we can all agree to a fair call!

http://www.lunardrive-in.com.au/pricing

Winery Tour:

Gourmet Pawprints now offers a winery tour around the great wine regions of Victoria for both you and your pooch. On the bus, there’s a seat for both of you, as well as doggy seat belts, blankets and gift bags.  Your pet will even be spoilt with a pooch massage and movie during lunch. For pricing and to book, see https://gourmetpawprints.com.au/.

Yoga

If you’re already into yoga, why not try train your best bud to join you. Check out these two fitness fanatics!

Volunteer

Did you know you can become a volunteer, with your dog, and visit places such as hospitals, nursing homes, mental health units, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres and children with special needs? It’s called pet therapy. See the Delta SocietyLort Smith Animal Hospital and PAWS Pet Therapy to find out more about what’s involved.

Bar and Food Truck Stop:

Everyone loves a food truck, and with up to seven trucks onsite at once, you’ll be sure to enjoy Welcome to Thornbury. At this licensed venue, dogs are not only welcomed, they’re encouraged. It’s the perfect activity for a balmy Saturday night. To check out the truck roster, head over to https://welcometothornbury.com/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtrqGReF0Cx/

Beach

If your dog likes to paddle in the ocean, you should take them to one of Melbourne’s dog friendly beaches. Our favourite is Brighton Dog Beach, as there is plenty of space for your pup to splash about and for you to throw a ball around. If it’s their first time at the beach, they’ll be quick to work out that sea water isn’t for drinking. So, don’t forget to bring them some fresh water to drink afterwards.

What do you plan on doing with your pet this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bake for an amazing paws

posted by The Daily Fluff August 1, 2018 0 comments

The RSPCA Cupcake Day is back on Monday 20th August! So, put your apron on and get out your mixing spoon to raise money for RSPCA animals all over the country!

Cupcake Day is an initiative started by the RSPCA to raise funds for animals in need. The RSPCA have 135,000 animals come through their shelter doors each year. Without the generosity and dedication of the public, many of these animals wouldn’t be able to receive the help they need.

If you choose to register as a Cupcake Day host, you can plan your event however you like. You could hold a bake sale at your local school, a bake-off in your workplace, or have a baking party with friends – it’s completely up to you! The RSPCA will send you an exclusive host kit when you register with everything you need to host an amazing Cupcake Day. This includes all the essentials, including a host guide, pop-up donation box, decorative bunting and posters!

So, whether you’re devouring doughnuts, brownies, cookies or traditional cupcakes, your delicious treats will be raising money to help the incredible RSPCA team rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need all over the country.

Get baking and host your own Cupcake Day any time in August. Your colleagues, schoolmates or family and friends will love participating, and you’ll be supporting a great cause!

If you’re getting involved on the day, make sure you tag #RSPCACupcakeDay and #RSPCABakeAChange on Instagram to help raise awareness and for your chance to be featured on the RSPCA page.

For more information on RSPCA Cupcake Day, head here

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The best dog-friendly cafés in Melbourne

posted by The Daily Fluff July 4, 2018 0 comments

Is there anything better than starting your weekend off with some quality time in the company of your furry friend? We didn’t think so! Many cafés in Melbourne aren’t pooch friendly though…sad face. We’ve put together a list of some cafés that let those with two legs…and four legs in for a coffee!

Serotonin Eatery – 52 Madden Grove, Burnley

The courtyard of this bright little café is dog friendly, so you can bring your pooch to brunch! Albeit, the courtyard is quite small so it’s best suited for small-medium sized pups. Serotonin do give you the option of taking a picnic basket to the park across the road though, so on a sunny day it’d be a perfect spot for your furry friend!

The Dog Café – 120 Boronia Road, Boronia

This Boronia café is a haven for furry friends and their hoomans. They’ve got coffee for the two-legged creatures and puppacinos for the four-legged. You can even spoil your furbabies with a treat or two – they’ve got donuts, cake pops and more! They even host doggie birthday parties!

Patch Café – 1/32 Bendigo Street, Richmond

Patch is a paleo inspired café serving locally sourced foods to the health conscious. It’s located in a transformed warehouse space in Richmond and is open 7 days a week. Pet owners will be delighted to know that the undercover outdoor area is pet friendly!

The Farm Café – 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

If you’ve got little ones, a visit here would be the perfect day out as the café is located in the gorgeous surrounds of the Collingwood Children’s Farm! The café loves having furry visitors – they even have an Instagram account dedicated to dogs at the farm! Check it out! – https://www.instagram.com/dogsofthefarmcafe/

Cornerstone & Co. – 75 Ludstone Street, Hampton

Cornerstone & Co. is a Japanese Italian fusion café located in the leafy back streets of Hampton. Pups are welcome in the cosy courtyard out the back. There’s even heaters to keep everyone warm!

Have you visited any of these spots before? Which ones are your favourite? Let us know in the comments below! Happy brunching!

 

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Top 5 Tips For Having Pets In The Workplace

posted by The Daily Fluff December 7, 2017 0 comments

Thinking about allowing pets in the workplace? Wanting to bring your furry friend to work? It’s actually not a bad idea. Did you know that having pets in the workplace is beneficial for both owner and pet? Not only does it reduce stress levels amongst employees and increases happiness and morale, but it also allows pets to be happier too.

They’ll be with their best friend instead of waiting for them alone at home. But before you can consider bringing pets to work, there are a few things that need to be considered so that it’s a safe and happy environment.

Here are a few tips to know for having pets in the workplace:

  1. Is it legal?

While the boss may be okay with having pets in the workplace, it is important to know if they’re allowed in the building. Not only can they be considered to be a workplace hazard, but there also could be some legal troubles if anything serious were to happen. If they’re brought in when they’re not allowed, who knows how much trouble everyone will be in? That’s why before you even consider bringing them in, you need to check with building management first. It is also important for all employees who bring a pet to sign a waiver form so that it removes liability from the company. Once the forms are signed, print out a certificate to show which pets have approval.

  1. Get the Office Involved:

Having pets in the office should be beneficial for everyone, including those who don’t own them. Get the whole office together and make sure that everyone’s okay with little ones running about. If anyone has any allergies, the pets will need stay away from them and potentially be kept in their owner’s office. There also needs to be a limit as to how many pets are allowed each day. If everyone brought their pet, it would be chaos! Create a calendar so that everyone can schedule which days they bring their pet. Don’t worry: every little one will get a turn.

  1. Make Sure Pets Are Trained:

You can’t just have pets running around the office. Not only will they create a mess, but it could turn into disaster if they get in someone’s way. That’s why pets need to be trained before they are allowed at work. They not only need to respond to simple commands, but they also need to be well socialized so that they don’t be aggressive with other pets or employees. You also need to make sure they’re not shy and uncomfortable. They should be happy as well as you.

  1. Have a Safe Environment:

A safe workspace is important for having pets in it. It needs to be big enough so they have plenty of space to walk around in, and that they don’t get in the way of anyone else. It also needs to be clean so that pets don’t accidently eat something or step on something sharp. If you’re bringing a pet, be a good sport and clean up after yourselves. If you have computers or any other electronic device, make sure the floors and walls are clear of wires. This will ensure that cheeky ones don’t chew on them, and that they don’t trip over or become caught.

  1. Does Your Pet Need a Sickie?

Employees should stay home if they’re sick so they don’t spread germs at work. The same goes for pets. Before you can bring them in, take them to the Vet to make sure they’re healthy and sick free. They can’t be spreading germs to any other pets! Also, make sure they have the necessary vaccinations so they’re not likely to catch any illnesses. They may not like getting a shot, but the sooner it’s over and done with, the sooner they can come to work and make everybody happy!

Coming to work won’t be such a downer once you have cute little animals to keep you company. Who knows? Maybe your pet will be employee of the month!

What tips do you have for bringing pets to work? Comment below and let us know!

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