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Put your best pet forward when you apply to rent

Put your best pet forward when you apply to rent

Making your rental application when you have pets can make a stressful time worse and have you howling at the moon – which won’t help, trust me. Some agents are upfront that pets are not allowed by the landlord, and regardless of whether the bye-laws say you can, if the (more…)

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Pregnant woman cooks flatmate’s ferret

Pregnant woman cooks flatmate’s ferret

It’s as story all us fur parents dread. We let others into our apartments to make a few dollars through Airbnb. You might let out your second bedroom to someone you’ve found on Flatmates.com. We ask friends or find professionals to cat or dog sit while we’re overseas.  You just never (more…)

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Be smart at the dog park and avoid the cold shoulder

Be smart at the dog park and avoid the cold shoulder

We’ve given you guidance on the best dogs for apartment living, but all of them will  appreciate some time off the leash at a dog park. There are links later in this piece for parks near you in your capital city but for now, it’s worth just giving the dog (more…)

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Is yours one of the top dogs for apartment living?

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Is yours one of the top dogs for apartment living?

With strata laws increasingly leaning towards allowing pets – rather than the blanket bans we once endured – the question arises, what’s the best dog for apartment living? Small dogs would seem to make sense but then some smaller breeds are nervy, yappy and territorial, barking at any noises outside (more…)

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Weird and wonderful: the perfect pet for your pad

Weird and wonderful: the perfect pet for your pad

It might be raining cats and dogs in strata these days but apartment owners with a taste for the exotic  – like giant rhinocerous cockroaches and spinifex hopping mice – are stretching the boundaries of what can’t be ‘unreasonably’ refused. With default by-laws changed so that pets are more likely (more…)

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Cats and dogs get their own computer game

Cats and dogs get their own computer game

How do dogs do that look? You know, when they know you’re going to leave them for the evening or that unexpected work meeting. They drop their heads and look at you with reproachful eyes that tug at your heartstrings and no amount of reassuring fusses can fix. And when (more…)

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Pet-centred renovation is the cat’s pyjamas

Pet-centred renovation is the cat’s pyjamas

Do you ever wonder where your cat is? You live in an apartment, two or three rooms, a balcony but Dexter is nowhere to be seen. You don’t worry for the first hour or two but then it starts to get to you. You look in all the usual hiding (more…)

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Plan for your pets when you’ve passed on

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Plan for your pets when you’ve passed on

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman has today shown the caring face of government, launching a pet emergency card to prevent furry, feathered and finned friends being left home alone when their owners pass away or are seriously ill or injured. “My labs Monty and Ralph are important members of my (more…)

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Heavy petting: Cat cam catches sitter in the act

Heavy petting: Cat cam catches sitter in the act

When the cat owner’s away … streaming images of illicit encounter beamed from New York to shocked apartment owner’s phone in Australia By Jamie Thomson Picture this, you’re on holiday and you decide to check in on your apartment via your newly-installed surveillance cameras. But then you’re confronted with images of the (more…)

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Who’s the top dog for caring owners?

Who’s the top dog for caring owners?

With so many Australian pet owners, Pet Insurance Australia was interested to see what types of breeds are more likely to be insured. The results were fascinating. With some pure-bred dogs reaching upwards of $2000 per puppy, you might assume that the expensive pure-bred varieties would top the list. Not (more…)

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