However, if you decide to keep your dog outdoors, it is important to consider how you'll ensure it receives the appropriate amount of human contact (particularly during those cold winter months in which we'd all much rather stay snuggled inside rather than playing fetch with our pals in the cold!). An option could be to enlist the service of a dog walker. Also, if you work long hours or are sometimes forced to take overnight trips, it may be useful to consider "doggy day care" facilities to ensure that your dog receives the TLC and companionship it will need in your absence.
Our dog Luna goes to Happy Dogs usually about 3 days a week. She loves it 🙂 Everyone there is professional and genuinely seems to care about all the dogs. She had a great time playing and when I ask her if she wants to go play with her friends, she always perks up and jumps in the car. I like that I can bring food for her each day - since she eats special food - and they are always good about giving me the leftovers (its expensive!) Thanks guys for giving Luna a fun "home away from home".

Dogs are social animals that need companionship, so most don’t enjoy being left alone during the day. Being alone for long periods can lead to stress and even separation anxiety, but this can easily be avoided by booking dog care services through Pawshake. Your sitter will keep your pooch happy during the day with plenty of love and belly rubs! As a bonus, your dog will return home tired and happy.

Ideally, dogs should be taken to council-designated areas where they can be safely let off the leash to run free. It is important to use these specifically designated areas not only to ensure their own safety (preventing the risk of being hit by a car) but also the safety of farm livestock and wildlife which can be threatened by a dog let loose in their habitat.


As a dog owner you are fully and legally responsible for any harm or damages caused by your dog. If your dog bites a human, kills wildlife, damages property, causes a traffic accident, creates noise or other pollution, or is the direct cause of any other damage to the community, you may have to shoulder a substantial financial (if not legal) penalty. It is in your best interest then to always keep a vigilant eye on your dog in public and provide him with the obedience training and socialisation skills necessary to become a well-mannered and socially well-adjusted dog.

If you believe that any incident is covered under Mad Paws Accident Cover, you must provide us with written notice of the incident, along with all material documentation available to you evidencing the foregoing (e.g. invoices and veterinary notes from the initial veterinary examination), no later than seven (7) days after the end date that the Pet Services were provided under the relevant Booking.

Our beautiful self contained limestone cottage with fully fenced backyard is located in the heart of Margaret River. It is a 15 minute walk (2km) to the main street and a short drive or cycle (10km) to the beach. Dog walks from the doorstep include walking down to the Margaret River and walks along a bush track all the way to nearby town Cowaramup (13km).There is information in the cottage regarding the dog beach, and dog friendly cafes, restaurants, wineries and breweries.
Our beautiful self contained limestone cottage with fully fenced backyard is located in the heart of Margaret River. It is a 15 minute walk (2km) to the main street and a short drive or cycle (10km) to the beach. Dog walks from the doorstep include walking down to the Margaret River and walks along a bush track all the way to nearby town Cowaramup (13km).There is information in the cottage regarding the dog beach, and dog friendly cafes, restaurants, wineries and breweries.
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