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3 Pet Friendly Wineries To Explore Now

posted by The Daily Fluff January 2, 2018 0 comments

If you’re looking for the perfect puppy ­friendly weekend getaway look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top 3 pet ­friendly wineries to explore around the Melbourne area. With truffle gardens, vineyards, historical houses. award winning wines to taste­ and cosy pet­ friendly accommodation, you and your pooch are in for a relaxing getaway!

1. The Burnham Beeches Estate:

The Burnham Beeches Estate in Dandenong offers a fabulous Thursday doggie winery tour exploring their gorgeous winery. Enjoy winding walks down the mountainside with beautiful views, and let the cool mountain air invigorate your senses. The winery also boasts a restaurant (with a private wine tasting!) featuring the palatable creations of famous chef Shannon Bennett. This historic property also features vegetable gardens filled with delicious savoury treats and a truffle orchard! Explore the Alfred Nicholas Memorial gardens and find your way down to the garden games. The Burnham Beeches estate offers croquet and lawn bowls for recreational purposes.

There is a limit to two dogs per person. You can find more information regarding Thursday Doggie Winery Tours on the Gourmet PawPrints website here.

2. Daylesford Cider:

This dog ­friendly venue is located in the picturesque town of Daylesford, about 2hrs out of Melbourne. At Daylesford Cider they produce original craft ciders from home­grown organic apples.

Daylesford Cider is home to the Tavern a gorgeous country­ style restaurant with a delicious menu. In winter the restaurant boasts a menu of hot soups and pot pies and in summer the pizza oven is lit up for wood­fired pizzas. Daylesford Cider also offers summertime garden games of Jenga and Bocce.

If you’re planning an overnight trip, book into the Daylesford Country Cottages Pet Friendly Spa cottages to ensure both you and your pooch have a lovely warm place to rest your weary legs after a long day exploring the venue.

For more information you can check out the Daylesford Cider company website here.

3. Pierrepoint Winery in Tarrington:

This family owned and operated winery located in Tarrington, specialises in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. While the Pierrepoint Winery also offer a range of white wines, their award-winning reds have caused a stir in the industry due to the rich tapestry of fruity notes lilting up through the tastebuds of consumers.

The winery offers B&B style accommodation and with a large menagerie of pets looked after by the owners, is also dog ­friendly! The site boasts a historical home built in the 1900’s, breathtaking garden views and a charming cellar­door restaurant with a cozy atmosphere where one (or a party of several!) can enjoy wine tastings and delicious meals throughout the day and evening.

To find out more visit the Pierrepoint Winery Company website here.

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Heading away for the holidays? Don’t Leave Your Pet Behind!

posted by The Daily Fluff December 19, 2016 0 comments

Planning a holiday with the family? Now you can take your pets with you too!

The team at Jetpets Holidays have recently launched a series of pet-friendly holiday packages, so that you can enjoy many popular destinations throughout Australia with the whole family, including your pets! Whether you’re after 5 star urban luxury or a cozy country retreat, there’s a pet-friendly destination for every ‘fur-family’.

Ready For Take Off?

Not sure how to go about booking your pet a plane ticket? Never fear! Jetpets Holidays take care of everything for you and your pets, from booking flights (for the whole family,) to organising pet travel crates, accommodation, transfers/car hire and other pet services – you name it, they’ve got it covered!

Because we’re all busy, especially at this time of year, your consultant will organise the entire process for you, and where possible your pet will travel on the same flight in a comfortable Airline Approved Travel Crate.

Transfers/Car Hire

Jetpets Holiday packages include transfers and car hire from the airport to your accommodation. Their transfers are all pet friendly, ensuring the whole family arrives together in comfort!

Accommodation

The team at Jetpets Holidays have hand picked a selection of pet-friendly accommodation venues across Australia. From five star luxury, to urban hideaways and cozy country retreats off the beaten track, they have the perfect accommodation venue for your next holiday. Better still, all of Jetpets Holidays venues are pet-friendly and some offer amazing extras like pet sitting, bedding for your furry friend, and meals prepared specially for your pet.

Travel tips

There are a few things to keep in mind when travelling with pets. Make sure your pet is up to date with their vaccinations, as well as their worming, flea and tick treatments.

Pet Holiday Checklist

Don’t forget:

  • Lead and collar
  • Your pet’s favourite toys
  • Heading to a cooler climate? Make sure you pack a coat or a jumper for your pet to rug up
  • Make sure that your pet is microchipped and their details are up to date

Are you ready to book a holiday with your pets? Click here to get started.

 

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How to Get Your Pet Used to Car Trips

posted by The Daily Fluff September 7, 2016 0 comments

Taking trips with your furry friends can be one of the many joys of having pets. Whether it’s taking a trip to the dog beach, the local park, or (cover their eyes) trips to the vet, it’s very important for both you and your fur-child to feel comfortable in the car. However, getting your pet used to car rides can be a difficult process, and might take time. Here are a few things that you can do to make this process easier for the both of you:

A secure ride, is a safe ride:

There’s no doubt that travelling at high speeds can even be scary for us, so we can imagine how it feels for our pets! Making sure that your cat or dog is secure in the car is sure to make them feel more comfortable.

George the French Bulldog loves perching up in his booster seat:

“My booster seat is the best. It’s super comfy with my blanket and I’m secure, which means the windows can be down when we drive! The best.”

Booster seats are a great way to keep smaller dogs secure while allowing them to keep an eye on what’s going on outside their window, which we all know is very important!

Larger dogs can lounge around in hammocks, and it’s safest for kitty cats to hang out in crates.

Comfort toys or blankets:

Bringing their favourite toys, blankets or beds along for the ride is sure to make your furry friend more comfortable in the car. It’s important to do what you can to make the car feel more like home than a never-ending ride to the vet’s office.

Treats:

Treats can be a great way to keep your pet distracted, as well as being a great form of positive reinforcement! If your pooch loves chewing, give them a bone or dental stick to chew on for the ride. If you’re lucky enough, they might even forget where they are! There are lots of lovely treats available to reward feline friends too! Just be sure not to overfeed your pet while travelling, especially if they are prone to car sickness.

A reward destination:

We would hate car trips too if they always ended at the vet, so shake it up and surprise your pup with a trip to the park or the beach. Swapping out your normal walk for one at a different local park is a great way to get your dog used to car trips. They will be so pleasantly surprised when they realise where they are that they will be jumping into the back seat with ease before you know it.

If the vet is the only place you’ll be taking your pet, then take some toys along with you and play with your pet before you leave the car. At least they’ll be in a great mood before they realise where they are!

Practice makes perfect:

You’re lucky if you’ve got a pooch or cat that is naturally at ease in the car, that’s for sure. For the rest of us, practice makes perfect! Finding a routine that makes your pet comfortable in the car may be time-consuming, but it is definitely worth the hassle!


Do you have any top tips for getting your pet used to car rides? Share them with us in the comments below.

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