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  1. We also went to Port Macquaire and stayed in a cabin in a small caravan park. It was excellent. The dogs were allowed inside and the verandah off the cabin can be shut so that the dogs can lay out in the sun and not run off. It is directly across from the water with a private wharf to go fishing. Its close to the ferry and only a few minutes from Port Macq town and beaches. We would def go back and there is no extra charge for dogs.


    Not dog related but if you go to Port Macq dont forget to drop in to Ricardoes to pick some strawberries and collect your farm grown tomatos!! Free entry and its a great spot to stop in.


  2. We stayed here (Sany Hollow NSW) a few weeks ago while visiting relatives. We hired a cabin where the dogs are allowed inside but there are camping facilities also. Has a pool and basic play area for the kids. You can also go bushing walking up the hill(the view is amazing) on the property. They do charge an extra $10 for dogs to stay and we took 3 with no problems. It is very rural area with only a pub/ servo but is a short drive to Denman where they do have local farmers markets once a month and shops/places to eat.


  3. Im glad Im not the only one that has done this.

    Mine is Hollie, a beautful greyhound we fostered for nearly 3 months. She was such a grogeous girl that fitted into our home so well. I do miss her but i am sure she has settled in well with her new family.

    Hollie sure was a special girl :heart: For me it was Gypsy,a beautiful blue brindle greyhound who went to live with a wonderful young couple down the South Coast who adore her.I cried a river of tears when she left...but if she did not go I would never have had the beautiful Miss Maddie come into my home and my heart.

    Gypsy was a gorgeous girl. Here is a photo i snapped of her while she was with me Stansmum.


  4. I feed Liver & Kidneys at a rate of about 10% of their diet. I use natural dried Liver as treats and if they have had a lot of it they don't get as much in their raw.

    Tongue and Heart are muscle meat and I do not count them as offal they get fed whenever I get them.

    Tongue is good chewing. :)

    I do work on about 10% but they love the dried liver as a treat too.

    Thanks for the info re tongue and heart. I didnt know that but it makes sense now i think about it. :o

  5. I have a staffy, greyhound and a foxie who are all doing well since changing to a Raw diet which i make myself. Do other DOLers use offal in their raw diets? What sort and how often? Would dried liver chunky pieces be the same as feeding raw?

  6. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/pet-de-sexing-project-set-to-go-national/story-e6frg8y6-1226048004701

    PHILANTHROPIST businesswoman Jan Cameron is funding a multi-million-dollar national network of not-for-profit veterinary centres -- or "public hospitals for animals"-- to slash the cost of de-sexing cats and dogs.

    It is hoped this could end the cruelty of having at least one-third of all dogs and up to two-thirds of cats put down nationally because they are unwanted.

    The wealthy founder of the Kathmandu outdoor goods chain said she planned to fund five fixed and two mobile clinics in NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.

    These community vet clinics, the first of which is running in Hobart, will offer cut-price de-sexing and other procedures for pets of people who would otherwise struggle to afford the cost.

    The Hobart-based Ms Cameron is calling for public donations to expand the project, with the aim of "getting to zero" the number of unwanted cats and dogs being put down.

    "This is a national issue that people despair about and throw their hands up at but there is a solution," Ms Cameron said.

    "The primary goal is to bring the population under control so these domestic pets do have homes ultimately and are not suffering out on the streets, and not causing any damage to native wildlife. The idea is to end this cycle of destruction of having to kill hundreds of thousands of animals every year that are not wanted."

    Modelled on the success of a clinic run by Animal Welfare League Queensland on the Gold Coast, which has slashed the number of unwanted cats and dogs being euthanased, Ms Cameron said the clinics would offer "radically lower" prices.

    The de-sexing of a female cat will cost $94, rather than commercial rates of $150-$200, while de-sexing of a female dog will be $194, compared with commercial rates of $250-$400.

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