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Callan Park canine crackdown

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West council will not enforce a proposed new ban on off-leash dog walking in Callan Park, says Mayor Darcy Byrne. Despite Callan park being used as an unofficial off-leash dog walking area for decades, the NSW government’s Greater Sydney Parklands Authority, which recently took control of the park, has warned […]

Dog poisoning scare near Enmore Park

By ALEC SMART An extremely sick puppy that fell ill after eating something left on a path in Enmore, in Sydney’s inner west, has provoked fears the notorious dog poisoner has struck again. In a 14 July post to the Newtown 2042 Facebook community page, the owner, Julien Bouskila, warned “Hey all, just wanted to […]

Is a dog poisoner on the loose in Sydney’s parks?

By VANESSA LIM Multiple dog poisonings and the deliberate placement of poisoned meat in parks, especially in off-leash areas where dogs are free to roam, are still being reported across Sydney. Sydney Park locals reported recently that poisoned meat was left on the ground, posing a risk of serious harm to pets. In the past […]

Meet a grey day when down with the dogs

By Taylor Martin Almost a year after the NSW Government backflip on the Greyhound Racing Ban, a special event will be held at Darling Walk on Harbour Street in the city this Friday, September 29. ‘Meet a Grey Day’ gives people the opportunity to see and interact with rescue greyhounds while raising awareness about the […]

It’s not a dog’s life in Sydney

BY KENJI SATO Bondi veterinarian and TV heartthrob Doctor Chris Brown has revealed that Sydney is one of the worst places to own a pet in Australia. The Bondi vet took to Bondi Beach on Monday November 9 to announce the findings of the 2015 Pet Positives Score report, which compared the ‘pet friendliness’ of […]

Annandale Hotel

"Our son’s Italian greyhound can sit right there," a couple at a neighbouring table explains, as they fill me in on why they frequent the new-look Annandale Hotel.

Colourful canines hit the streets

Dogs will take over Darling Street on Saturday for Balmain’s second annual Easter Dog Parade. The whole-day extravaganza at Gladstone Park features a dog competition across 22 categories and upwards of 15 stalls selling leads, treats and other puppy paraphernalia. More than a thousand dogs are expected to visit or take part in the festival […]

Bronte trial: let the dogs out

Waverley Council has capitulated on its dog-walking trial in Bronte Park and will expand accessible areas following a backlash from residents. The changes will see on-leash areas widen to include the eastern end of the park between the shelters and the beach, together with an increase to the off-leash area, allowing dogs now to be […]

City slickers race for a greyhound

Retired racing greyhounds are capturing the hearts of inner city dog lovers. Burdened by a lack of space, locals are increasingly looking to the svelte, tidy and surprisingly low-maintenance breed. Sydneysiders adopted more than 70 greyhounds last year through Greyhound Rescue alone, a re-homing organisation in NSW. Content with only a quick zoom around the […]

Dog owners say fines are barking mad

Residents gathered at Bronte Promenade at the weekend to protest what they regard as excessive fines for walking their dogs in an area of Bronte Park. A new policy issued by Waverley Council allows off-leash dog walking in certain areas of the park and gully between 3pm and 10am. Another area is reserved for on-leash […]