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6 Tips For A Successful Road Trip With Your Pet

posted by The Daily Fluff March 28, 2017 0 comments

The Easter weekend is coming up. It’s the perfect time for a road trip! And what is a better way to spend a road trip than with your pet pooch? Before you two head off on your weekend getaway, there are a few things you should prepare for in order to have the best holiday possible! So get out your notepad: you’re going to want to take this down!

  1. Check With Your Vet:

Your trip will be a bummer if your pup becomes sick. They’re only going to have a good time if they’re healthy and happy! If it’s been a while since your last check-up, pay your vet a visit. Make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations, medications and dietary plans. Also, check with them about where you’re going in case your dog needs some special treatment.

  1. What to Do:

If your holiday destination isn’t pet friendly, your pooch won’t have a lot of fun. Look up some activities for you two to enjoy together. Wherever you go, there are bound to be loads of things to do that your dog will love. From long walks to grabbing a bite at a pet-friendly café, it will be impossible for your dog to be bored!

  1. Where to Stay:

Not a lot of accommodation is friendly towards dogs. That’s why it is vital to find somewhere suitable for you and your pup to stay. There are websites you can visit that have lists of dog-friendly accommodation options. No matter where you go or what your spending limit is, you and your dog will definitely need to sleep well so you’re well rested for a fun holiday!

  1. Planning Your Route:

A great part about road trips is getting to see the sights. When planning your route to your destination, schedule some short breaks for you and your dog. Stretch your legs, go to the toilet, grab a bite to eat and take some time to have a look around. Once you get back in the car, you’ll both be refreshed and ready to go!

  1. Stock Up:

When organising luggage, pack a bag just for your pooch so nothing gets mixed up. Make a list of all the things your dog will need such as food, water, bowls, a leash or two, toys, protective wear, grooming tools, poop bags, treats, bedding and medication if they need. Also, grab some items for the car ride that will be easy to grab for breaks and rest stops.

  1. Before You Hop in the Car:

On the day of the road trip, you’ll want to make sure your pup will be safe in the car. This will include making sure they’re safely secured and unlikely to distract you while you’re driving. If your car has a large boot and your dog is big enough, pop them back there. Otherwise, a crate should do to make sure they won’t roam around or fall over. If you can’t get a crate, try taking your dog for a walk before you leave so they are tired and relaxed during the ride.

Your road trip with your pet will be smooth and trouble free now that you’re well prepared. Don’t forget to have buckets of fun!

What are some tips you have for a road trip with your dog? Comment below and let us know!

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Top Places Around Melbourne To Take Your Dog On A Date

posted by The Daily Fluff December 6, 2016 0 comments

Saturday is growing closer and you can’t pick a location for date night! What’s something fun, relaxed, and an activity that you both would enjoy? Not to mention they have to let your date in…

When choosing a location for your date they must allow:

  • extremely hairy—but well sculpted—dates; and we’re not talking hipster beards or man buns
  • clingy dates who aren’t afraid to give you—and anyone else that is near—public displays of affection. Monogamy isn’t quite his/her thing
  • lack of table manners and acceptance of licking one’s bowl clean
  • dates without any sense of decency (clothing is usually minimal if not nonexistent, besides for special occasions)
  • your date to use the surrounding grass for, well, you know… you promise to clean it up!

Luckily we’ve rounded up some great places in Melbourne for you to take your pooch on a date:

To a café and for a stroll along the beach:

What’s more romantic than grabbing a bite to eat then enjoying each other’s company while you walk hand-in-lead along the beach? The amount of dog friendly cafes and beaches located locally is always growing. If you have your heart—or stomach—set on one of your favourite cafes which isn’t made for dogs, pack your dog some lunch and sit at the outdoor tables!

Midge the Maltese cross Shih Tzu says,

I love going to Priscilla Jones Cafe this time of year, there is great food for the humans as well as special treats for us pups. There’s also a huge park behind the cafe, and Port Melbourne dog friendly beach is only a short stroll away. That’s perfect in my book!”

To the movies:

How great would it be to take a date to the movies who doesn’t talk the whole way through the movie and who can’t tell you any spoilers? Dog friendly outdoor cinemas include: Moonlight Cinemas, Coburg Drive Ins (provided our dog stays inside your car) and Lunar Drive Ins. How cool is that! If you’re feeling a bit more like a night in, buy treats and watch movies curled up on the couch! We’re sure if the film has at least one animal in it you might capture (some) of your dog’s attention.

On a winery tour:

So, we may have already spoken about Gourmet Paw Prints many times here at The Daily Fluff, but how could we now mention it again? It’s the best idea ever! Take a winery tour with your dog, with the bus and locations all organized for you in either Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley or the Dandenong Ranges. A day full of food, fun and wine—which we might just add, you can’t share wine with your dog which is a bonus for you! They also organise doggy movie nights at their popup cinema at Witchmount Winery—why not do both?

On a surprise getaway:

Pack your bag, car and dog up and just go! You’ll find that most accommodation states online whether they are dog friendly or not, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a place to accommodate to your doggy needs! Gourmet Paw Prints also organizes a two night, dog friendly luxury getaway within the Mornington Peninsula for special doggo-verseries. The sisters from Diggiddydoggydaycare also offer pet friendly cottage accommodation within Portarlington with a closed in backyard. Check it out here.

On a picnic:

One of the simplest ideas of all; take your dog on a picnic to practically anywhere! You could go to your local park, lake or even set it up within your own backyard. Pack a basket full of treats for yourself and your dog, some games and a picnic rug. We recommend that you also take a bone or a treat that takes a while for your dog to eat so you can attempt to eat your human food without sharing. If you’re in public, watch out for other dogs who might be jealous of your picnic date.


Where is your favourite place to take YOUR dog on a date? Comment below and help a fellow pooch lover out!

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