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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. Happy Dogs has one bedroom with queen bed, one bathroom with washing maching, kitchen equipped with oven and hotplates, microwave, kettle, toaster, and fridge, lounge with TV and DVD player, a dinning area, and outdoor BBQ area. Owners Stuart and Rachel and their border collie/lab Scooter live and breath Margaret River and would love to share their knowledge and passion of the region with you. From the wineries, breweries, chocolate factories, cheese factory, and the berry farm to the local farmers market, golf course, bush walks, caves, fishing, whale watching and surfing, Margaret River has endless opportunities to enjoy. Wine tours will pick up from Happy Dogs daily. With too much to do it justice right now, Happy Dogs contains comprehensive information of things to do in and around the Margaret River region.Please let us know the breed and age of your canine pal in your booking request. There is a fully fenced secure backyard but we can allow dogs inside if you request this when 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.
Confidence – At your local kennel, your dog will face variables. For instance, you won't know whether the rostered staff have ever even met or cared for your pup before. This isn't a problem you'll face with Mad Paws' Dog Daycare. Rather, your trusted Pet Sitter will make the effort to familiarise themselves with your dog and provide tailored care.

Dogs frequently suffer from infestations of intestinal parasites – commonly known as worms. The most common types are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. Each different type of worm has its own specific lifecycle and can damage a dog’s health in different ways. Clinical signs of an excessive worm burden include: diarrhoea, vomiting, poor coat condition, weight loss and general lethargy. Some types of worms can remain in a dogs system and no outward signs of infestation will be apparent. Intestinal worms can be treated with anthelmintics (de-worming medication). Regular use of appropriate anthelmintics every 3 months is recommended.


Our free Mad Paws Accident Cover applies to any damage or injury to a third party or their property which is due to negligence of the Pet Sitter whilst the pet is under the Pet Sitter’s care. Please note that there is a $350 deductible for any case, and this is payable by the Pet Sitter. Mad Paws Accident Cover is not to be confused with the usual illness cover that most Pet Owners already have for their pets. For full details on our Accident cover, click here.
Combing and brushing dogs regularly is essential, particularly for longhaired breeds. It is best to establish this habit early in a dog’s life so that grooming becomes part of the routine. Grooming removes dust, dead skin, loose hairs, grass seeds, and tangles. It also assists to shorten the coat moult, which occurs every autumn and spring. Brushing helps keep your dog cool in summer months and reduces the amount of hair your dog sheds. Dogs with short coats also require some brushing.
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.
During summer, a flea control shampoo and a flea rinse should be used. However, this should by no means substitute a proper monthly flea control regime such as Spot-On, Revolution or Frontline. Consult your vet or chat with the RSPCA's friendly vet nurse team for free advice on flea control for your pet. It's important to remember, after the application of flea treatment be sure to wait 24-48 hours before bathing your dog.

As mentioned above, puppies respond well to positive-reinforcement based training. It is important to acknowledge that dogs cannot possibly know which behaviours are right and which are wrong - it will be up to you to teach them. Take the time to show your puppy what you want them to do and reward them with a treat, praise, or a game each time they do the right thing.
Our pet sitters don’t operate like a traditional dog day care centre – instead, you can choose the individual pet sitter who will be providing one-on-one dog day care services for your furry friend. Does your dog not get along with other dogs? Arrange dog day care with a pet sitter that only takes in single bookings at a time. Alternatively, your dog can make new friends during doggy day care – but usually only a maximum of 2 or 3 dogs at a time.
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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".
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