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Mother's Day is only three weeks away on May 12th so if you're still on the hunt for a unique present for your dog loving mum, we've put together our top picks of dog-themed items to inspire you. We hope you find something that will "spark joy"!




Fur mums of Australia, The Dog Mum apparel range has everything you have ever wanted for Mother's Day!

Hand-printed with a whole lot of heart in sunny Brisbane, The Dog Mum is Australia's most popular online retailer of ethically-made threads for the sassy #dogmum in the hood. 

From tees to tanks, hoodies to tote bags, this gear is guaranteed to turn heads (human and canine alike), making you the coolest fur mum at the dog park.

For all orders placed until May 13, you'll also receive a free bumper sticker for your car (aka dog mum taxi!).

RRP: $40.00 from thedogmum.com







The Dog Lovers welly has been created for all Aussie dog lovers in need of that special gumboot. You'll love their dark navy matte finish and the thick durable rubber. 

The contrasting tan sole and top trim highlight the little Beagles, Corgis, Dalmatians and Jack Russell prints. The Dog Lovers gumboots are reinforced in the midsole for added strength. 

Their deep tread will provide great underfoot grip on those wet rainy days. These gumboots are 100% waterproof and are also fully lined with a black cotton knit. They’re sure to impress this winter!

RRP: $59.95 (height 35cm) at www.wellies.com.au





Perfect for any casual occasion, this classic Navy & Tan “I Work Hard So My Dog Can Have A Better Life” Tote Bag combines fashion and functionality.

It features a durable cotton canvas outer, leather trim and handles, internal zip pocket, magnetic stud closure and silver metal handle rivets.

Other designs and dog quotes include: “Everything looks better with dog hair”, “All you Need is Love and a Dog” and “You, Me And The Dog Sharing The Good Times”.



RRP: $29.95 at dogownersgifts.com.au






If you love all things "dog" and love your dog training, then you must check out the autumn/winter collection of pet apparel from 
Muddy Pawz - Fit Dog Shop

Choose from their wide selection of short or long-sleeved shirts, tanks or hoodies, caps or beenies.

With so many designs and colours, you're bound to find the perfect present for mum or yourself! 

RRP: from $23.95 at www.muddypawz.com.au 




For the wiener-obsessed who can never have too many accessories ...

Mum will love this quality ceramic Dachshund printed mug (on both sides) for that all important cuppa! It is both dishwasher and microwave safe. 

To run her errands, mum will love this handy lightweight Dachshund pink heart cotton tote bag. 

She can take this perfect little accessory with her on shopping trips or to gym. 

For all things Dachshund-related, there’s only one place to shop! 

RRP: $15.00 mug (10cm); $15.00 tote (35.6cm) at www.mydachshundonline.com 



There could be a number of reasons why pooches can’t keep up with their active hu-mum: ageing, a medical condition or recovering from an operation. They may still enjoy coming with you to enjoy the fresh air rather than being left behind!

Whether you want to take a stroll through the neighbourhood or want to go biking with your pet, you can do that thanks to this funky Ibiyaya 2-in-1 dog bike trailer and stroller.

You can switch between the two modes with just a few simple adjustments. As a bike trailer for pets, this stroller comes with a strong connecting tube to attach the trailer to the rear of your bike. 

Your pet can ‘trail’ behind you on your biking adventures now!

There’s also a Pet Stroller model for large dogs or multiple pets (up to 50kg).


RRP: from $335.95 from www.dogculture.com.au




Sometimes, the best gift is the one that makes your everyday life easier! Anyone with shedding pets will be familiar with the concept of hairy dust bunnies ...

The Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog is Miele’s first bagless vacuum cleaner specifically aimed at households with pets. Thanks to its impressive suction power, it will cut mum’s cleaning time in half. 

With a bold crimson colour finished with a grey trim and a crystal clear bin at the vacuum’s rear, it’s also a very stylish household appliance. 



RRP: $749.00 at the 
Miele shop online





With one of these dog pendant necklaces, mum can now show off her all-time favourite dog to the world with dozens of popular dog breeds to choose from.

You can select from a gold or silver-plated (zinc alloy) look.

These pendants are super light (only 9g) with a necklace length of 45cm-50cm. Matching drop earrings are available to complete the look.

RRP: $12.95 (pendant); $12.95 (earrings) at www.doggytopia.com.au






No one likes to think of their pet passing away ... Saying goodbye to your beloved fur family member is one of the hardest things in the world. After all, the love and bond you share with your dog is a love like no other.

Heart in Diamond creates unique pet diamonds that allow you to keep a piece of your beloved dog with you wherever you go, even after they have passed on. 

To celebrate their life, your love for them and your bond. Wearing a pet memorial diamond, a part of them will always live on.
By using some of their fur or ashes - and if you choose, your hair too - Heart in Diamond will grow a real diamond to keep them close to you forever.

RRP: from $1135 at www.heart-in-diamond.com.au


What do you buy a mother or grandmother who already has everything?

Dmemories4u specialise in personalised jigsaw puzzles so why not transform mum’s favourite images of her beloved pet into a unique jigsaw puzzle?

There are many sizes and shapes to choose from, starting from a 12-piece right up to a large 1000-piece puzzle. 

Simply select the size, upload your image(s) and you can even add personalised text. 

RRP: $5 - $64 at www.dmemories4u.com.au



These dog door stops available from FrenchKnot may not give you much protection from draughts but they're totally droolable!


Nicely weighted, they will hold your door back in a breeze whilst adding a cozy touch to your interior.

There are lots of popular styles to choose from: Rufus the Grey DogFrench BulldogAngus the ScottyPablo the Pug and more ... 


Made from soft quality fabric which makes them not only lovely to the touch but also gives a lovely texture.


RRP: $24.95 - $29.95 from www.frenchknot.com.au







If mum loves her candles, this great gift idea also supports Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia.

Each hand-poured Soy Candle (350gm of wax) will provide over 60 hours of burn time. These stunning Teal Pearl Finish jars have been made exclusively for Sweet Shepherd Rescue. 

Available in Lemongrass & Persian Lime, Black Raspberry, Coconut Lime Punch, Wild Frangipani, Champagne & Strawberries.

All candles are made to order so please allow 5-7 working days for production. 

RRP: $35.00 exclusively at www.sweetshepherdrescue.com.au/shop/ 









Any mum who loves their furry family will love this personalised keepsake gift.

These beautiful paw print keepsake posters with the unique 'Dirty Paws' poem are a stunning way to display her fur babies paw prints and a gift that will truly last a lifetime.

Each print comes as a kit with a large no-mess, petsafe ink pad, which allows mum to add her fur babies' paw prints in the comfort of her own home.

Posters (50.8cm x 40.8cm) easily fit at least 3 sets of extra large paw prints or lots of little paws!

RRP: $49.95 at HeavenLeeMemories.com





The ideal Mother's Day gift for any dog lover!

Each custom dog illustration is unique and captures your furry friend’s individuality. Each piece of artwork is based upon a photo(s) provided by you. More than one dog can be included at no extra cost. 

These pet portraits are hand-painted and drawn by artist Lisa Chapman using watercolour, waterproof ink, gouache and coloured pencil for the eye. Your original finished artwork will be sent by registered post.

Gift vouchers are also available to purchase.

RRP: $100 (A4 size illustration) at www.etsy.com/au/shop/BlueiDesignandArt




This year, why not treat your dog loving mum to a Best Pets Gift Card and let her choose from over 600 pet-friendly experiences and getaways around Australia?


This card covers everything from pet-friendly accommodation to clipping & grooming

Popular pet merchants include: Aussie Pooch MobileMad Dogs & Englishmen Dog WalkingPet Let PropertiesPetsOnMe and more. Click here for a current list of participating merchants.

Available online and at Woolworths stores Australia-wide.

RRP: $30 or $50 in-stores or choose any value from $25
at www.bestgiftcards.com.au/pets 
For last minute gifts, instant digital gift cards (by email) are also available. 
A lottery entry could mean a fresh start worth millions for one lucky animal lover ...

The owner of luxury pet hotel Yapper Valley Pet Resort, is making a public offer that only the wildest of dreams could imagine.


Win a $1.5 million dollar profitable business plus a four-bedroom house on a 110-acre Townsville property, all the puppies in the world to play with, and $30,000 cash to boot! The best part? You could have it all for just $55.

Announced on April 1 some thought it might be an April Fool’s joke, but the real punchline is that it’s all true.

Yapper Valley Pet Resort Owner, Natalie Giumelli, is one of the very few in Australia who have recently taken up the global trend of gifting lifestyle properties as lottery prizing.

Since opening five years ago, Yapper Valley Pet Resort has been regarded as one of the top boarding kennels in Queensland.

The property houses 24 individual pet cabins, all brightly painted, closely resembling the iconic Victorian Brighton beach bathing boxes, each equipped with air-conditioning and TV’s running pooch-friendly shows.

Natalie said she dreamt up the doggy heaven through her deep love for animals. “I never liked traditional kennels and wanted to create something niche and warm for pet lovers to feel guilt-free when leaving their fur babies behind,” she said.

“My love for animals has extended from the Pet Resort to my own hobby farm with hand-reared miniature cows and goats which provide my home with fresh milk every day. I make my own cheese and get fresh eggs from my chickens; I even have a few pet pigs.

It’s country living at its finest. The winner of this amazing prize package will be able to create their own version of a dream life.”

As well as the business and property, the prize package includes Natalie’s family home: a four-bedroom, two-bathroom homestead, newly constructed three years ago, that runs on solar power.

Entering the competition is just as simple as potentially winning it. Those interested need only to head to the website and purchase a digital image of a cute animal for $55 with each purchase counting as one entry*.

Natalie said while owning a Pet Resort might be daunting and seem like a lot of work to some, Yapper Valley Pet Resort is largely run by a team of dedicated and animal-loving staff who are also vying for the golden ticket.

“They have all bought an entry into the lottery and are just as passionate about this place as I am,” she said.

The perfect owner is someone who’s passionate about animals and understands they are at the centre of everything and will love and adore this property as much as we have.

“Ultimately, the winners can keep the business as is and take it over themselves or appoint live-in caretakers and reap the benefits. What I really want to do is give someone, who has the passion and drive, the opportunity to thrive in their very own business when they may not have the financial means to do otherwise.”

The winner will not only take over the fully-staffed business, country homestead and acreage property, all debt and mortgage-free, but they will also receive $30,000 cash.

Natalie is hoping to sell a minimum of 40,000 entries which will cover relevant taxes, costs and transfer fees, in order to hand the comfortable lifestyle package over.

If that goal isn’t reached, a winner will still walk away with half the money raised.

Dare to dream? Head to the competition website www.winapetloversdream.com.au and enter now!

*T&Cs apply. Raffle closes June 21. Entries are open to all Australian residents (excluding South Australia) aged 18 and older.

About Yapper Valley Pet Resort

Based in Townsville, Queensland, Yapper Valley Pet Resort was established in 2014 and offers pet accommodation like no other. A luxury, resort style haven set in prime country, pets can enjoy individual airconditioned cabins and 110-acres of running room. We also offer a pet taxi service to shuttle furry friends to and from home. We aim to take the stress out of pet boarding by providing an environment like no other as well as daily photo updates for our clients, documenting their pet’s stay.

For more information, please visit www.yappervalleypetresort.com


MEDIA RELEASE, 17th April 2019
One in five Aussie parents miss their pets more than their children whilst on holiday! 

Australians’ love for their pets has reached new heights with nearly one in five parents (18%) admitting they miss their “fur babies” more than their own children when they go away on holiday, according to research by house and pet sitting service TrustedHousesitters.

The study of 1,000 Australians examined pet owners’ quirky habits when separated from their fur babies and found that nearly one in 10 Aussies have cried on their holiday because they miss their pet so much

A third of pet owners will frequently scroll through photos and videos of their fluffy friends on their phone and one in 10 of us even video-call our pets to ease any separation anxiety.

Holidaying pet owners have admitted to feeling guilty for leaving their fur babies behind with nearly 50% worrying about their pet missing them and one in three are concerned their pet isn’t getting enough love and attention when they go away.

Tim Lyons, CEO of TrustedHousesitters, said the parental guilt of leaving pets behind often stems from the challenge of finding suitable and reliable pet care that owners can afford.

“It’s a sad fact that many Aussie pet owners struggle to switch off and enjoy their holiday because they worry about their pet. No pet owner should have to feel guilty about enjoying the cultural and culinary experiences travel affords us because their pet can’t join the fun,” said Tim.
While it is hard not to worry about an animal that is essentially part of the family, having a caring and trusted sitter taking care of the pets in their own home can help people feel less guilty when holidaying”.

Australians’ obsession with their pets stretches beyond our holiday plans with more than one in 10 of us missing out on attending weddings to stay at home with our pets and 6% passing on dates, instead choosing to cuddle up on the sofa with their pet instead.

To keep their fur babies content, 26% of Aussies purchase gifts for their pets and one in 10 spends on average $100-$150 on dog food, dog toys and pet care daily when they travel.

About TrustedHousesitters

TrustedHousesitters is the pet care solution keeping pets happy at home and helping people to travel.

How does it work? Made up of both owners and sitters, members pay just once a year to connect and exchange home and pet care for the chance to stay with pets in unique places. As neither member charges money, it’s a unique special exchange that helps owners travel with peace of mind while pet-loving sitters get to experience life somewhere new.

With members in over 130 countries and more five-star Trustpilot reviews that any of house and pet sitting platform, TrustedHousesitters is officially the world’s largest and most trusted community of its kind.

MEDIA RELEASE, 18th April 2019
Paws for a Cause at Serafino Wines McLaren Vale
Bring your four-legged friends to play, supporting local charities ... 


Serafino Wines will be hosting the second annual dog-friendly event as they celebrate Paws for a Cause on Sunday 28th April 2019 at their scenic McLaren Vale location. 

This is a chance to enjoy a day out at Serafino Wines, with fabulous food and wine, a DJ spinning the tunes and heaps to see and do without having to leave the furriest family member at home. Best of all, the whole day will be supporting a range of local animal rescues, charities and community organisations.

The family-friendly event has something for everyone with face painting and a bouncing castle to keep the young entertained as well as plenty to see and do, with more than 20 market stalls to treat your pampered pooch along with adoption stands from 12 animal rescues, community organisations and charities.

The Dog Pool Park is expected to once again be a big hit with our four legged companions!

The day will also include a Best Dressed Dog competition, the crowning of the McLaren Vale Winery Dog of the Year - King and Queen, as well as the chance to win a year of wine (16 dozen) valued at $3,500 – an excellent McLaren Vale collection with all proceeds going to charity!



What: Paws for a Cause at Serafino Wines (McLaren Vale) Gold coin donation on entry for charity.

When: Sunday 28th April 2019, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Best Dressed Dog Parade is at 12.30 pm. 
The Winery Dog of the Year, King and Queen will be crowned at 1.00 pm. 

Where: Serafino Wines, 39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale 


Visit www.serafinowines.com.au for more details.


About Serafino Wines

Serafino Wines is a family owned business that began when Steve (Serafino) Maglieri migrated to Australia from Italy in 1964 and now encompasses 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale vineyards and an impressive Winery, Restaurant, Cellar Door, four-star accommodation and much more.
 @SerafinoWines #serafino


MEDIA RELEASE, 16th April 2019
Donate with a Mate pioneers an end to canine blood shortage with world-first human and canine donation service ...

Pedigree has today launched a life-saving campaign Donate with a Mate, the world’s first human and canine blood donation service and is calling on Australian dogs and their humans to donate together, with every dog that donates blood saving the lives of three dogs.

Developed in partnership with the Australian Animal Blood Bank (AABB) and Dr. Katrina Warren, the Donate with a Mate campaign is raising awareness of the fact that dogs can donate blood, with low awareness and understanding of the process leading to a critical shortage of canine blood across the country.

On Thursday 18 April, a blood donation service is being hosted in Sydney with an AABB donation van and Dr. Katrina Warren, giving both dogs and their owners the opportunity to donate blood and support the cause. Australians are encouraged to register their interest at www.donatewithamate.com.au

Speaking on the importance of the campaign, Dr. Katrina Warren said, “Every day, dogs around the country are taken to vets with injuries that require them to have blood transfusions – but there’s such little awareness around the fact that dogs need and can donate blood.
Donate with a Mate is an important step in normalising canine blood donation by partnering it with something we’re all aware of, human blood donations. If your dog is eligible, jump online and register for a pre-screening and help your dog save other dogs’ lives.”

For Australians hoping to register their dogs, a simple quiz is available at the Donate with a Mate website that provides a guide as to whether your dog will be eligible to donate blood. 

If your dog is eligible, they’ll need to undertake a pre-screening to ensure they’ll be a willing ‘volunteer’ and the donation process won’t put your beloved pooch under any undue stress.

If you’re not in Sydney but want to donate blood with your dog, you can visit the Australian Animal Blood Bank’s website at www.aabb.com.au to find your local donation centre, or you can speak to your local veterinarian about what options are available.

About Pedigree:

We live in really busy, complex times. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we race from one activity to the next. But no matter what happens in our day, our four-legged friends always help us instantly reconnect with the simple things in life – whether through a slobbery kiss, a simple tail wag or an excited bark. At PEDIGREE we believe that that dogs make the world a better place and bring out the good in us all and by nourishing the loveable innocence in every dog, PEDIGREE helps feed the good they bring to the world.

MEDIA RELEASE, 16th April 2019
Meet Dr Harry Cooper at Paws in the Park 2019 ...

Everyone’s favourite TV vet, Dr Harry Cooper OAM, will be the special guest at Camden Council’s lovable Paws in the Park event, on Sunday 5th May, 2019

Dr Harry will hold a meet and greet with local four-legged residents as well as their owners at the FREE event, which will be held at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park, from 9am to 1pm.

“I really enjoy talking to people about their pets and seeing the real concern and genuine love that they have for them,” Dr Harry said.

“These days more and more questions relate to behaviour – my dog digs, barks, is frightened of storms and so on. Gone are the days when ticks and fleas were the main subject of conversation.

“Dogs have always been man’s best friend. For dog lovers, coming together to celebrate the joy that our canine companions give is good for us, the wider community and the dogs. And to a dog it’s like being in seventh heaven – they’ll enjoy mixing with so many new ‘friends’ and, of course, the smells.” 

Paws in the Park Camden dog competitions - Photo Credit: Brett Atkins 
Dr Harry will also be a guest judge in the competitions on the day, which start from 10am under the big marquee in the arena. 

Residents can enter their pet in five different categories, including:
  • Scruffiest dog
  • Best trick
  • Cutest face
  • Tallest dog and
  • Best NRL supporter 

There will be plenty more to see and do at the event, which is sponsored by Nestle Purina, including: 
  • A photo booth, to pose with your pooch 
  • A 3-kilometre walk 
  • Discounted microchipping by Council 
  • Dog registrations 
  • Free vet health checks by Uni Vets Camden 
  • Demonstrations by NSW Siberian Sledding Express, Dances with Dogs and more 
  • Dog grooming tips with The Hound Barber 
  • Obedience and agility demonstrations by Macarthur Dog Training Club 
  • A number of fun competitions, including doggy treat guessing, colouring-in and Facebook photo and 
  • More than 50 stalls and displays 

Mayor of Camden, Cr Peter Sidgreaves, said the event was an annual celebration of all types of dogs – from Great Danes to Miniature Poodles and everything in between – and their owners.

More than 3,000 people from within and outside of the Camden area attend this event, with more than 1,000 fur-children in tow,” Cr Sidgreaves said. 


“I can safely say Paws in the Park is the perfect event to pamper your pooch and connect with the broader pet-loving community.

“To many of us our pets are part of our family. They’re incredibly important to the health and wellbeing of residents – not only do they make us happy, but they also encourage a healthy lifestyle that includes walking and outdoor activities.”

For more information, please visit camdenpaws.com.au or call 4654 7643.

MEDIA RELEASE, 15th April 2019
Along with its passengers and crew, it is reported that twelve dogs were also on board Titanic for her unforgettable maiden voyage according to J. Joseph Edgette from Widener University.

The twelve canines were brought on board by ten of Titanic’s First Class passengers and their families, including John Jacob Astor.

Only three of the twelve boarded Titanic at Southampton with the rest boarding at Titanic’s first stop, Cherbourg (France). 

Some of the dog breeds included: French Bulldog, Pekingese, Toy Poodle, Chow, Pomeranian, Airedale and a Great Dane, with a number of other breeds unknown. 

By all accounts Titanic was very dog-friendly, with excellent kennel facilities for the canine guests on-board. 

It has been reported that there was even supposed to be a dog show on Titanic on April 15th, 1912 but the ship sank before that could happen ...

The ship’s captain Captain Smith was photographed on board Titanic with his Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound) named Ben. However, Ben only spent one night on the ship, before it left the dock, and was returned home to Captain Smith’s daughter. Lucky Ben!

So what happened to the dogs when the ship was sinking? 

Most of the dogs were kept in kennels on the F Deck of the ship, and it was the job of the ship's carpenter to take care of them on a daily basis. They got exercise and a bathroom break once a day.   

Out of the twelve dogs on board, only three survived Titanic’s tragic sinking: one Pekingese and two Pomeranians. 
The Pomeranians were brought onto lifeboats by their mistresses, Margaret Hays and Mrs Elizabeth Barrett Rothschild. A Pekingese named Sun Yat Sen was saved by his master, Henry S. Harper, in Lifeboat 3. 

The three dogs that lived all had one thing in common: they were tiny. So small that the people who were being left behind by the lifeboats probably didn’t notice them being carried along... 

In a particularly touching account, one passenger, 50-year old Ann Elizabeth Isham, was said to have visited her Great Dane in the ship’s kennels daily. At one point, she was seated in a life boat, but when told that her dog was too large to join her, she exited the boat. Her body was found several days later, clutching onto her dog in the icy waters.

As a dog lover, can you imagine having to make the decision to leave your dog behind when the ship began to sink?
Dr Pete is getting the snip for Vets Beyond Borders!

VBB volunteer Dr Peter Van Orsouw from Belgrave South Veterinary Clinic (VIC) says it’s time for it to go – his hair that is! – all for worthy causes.

Dr Pete has been growing a luxurious mane of hair for the past four years with the view of raising funds for Vets Beyond Borders, an international charity based in Australia that deploys volunteer veterinarians, veterinary nurses and other animal welfare workers across the globe to deliver animal health and community awareness programs where they are desperately needed.

Dr Pete also wanted to donate his hair to people who have lost theirs through cancer or Alopecia. And so, he has decided the time has come for the big snip!

1. How long have you been a vet for? 

I have been practicing for 33 years. 

2. Tell me about your veterinary experience – do you have a special interest? 

After graduating in 1985, I spent two years in a small animal practice in outer Melbourne followed by one year in a mixed practice on the Mornington Peninsula. 


I decided to start Belgrave South Veterinary Clinic in November 1988 and I'm still here after 30 years. 

Our practice is predominantly small animal, but we also see some sheep, goats and horses along with other exotics as variety is the spice of life. 

I have an interest in Veterinary Behaviour and a keen interest in implementing low-stress handling techniques in our clinic.



3. Why did you grow your hair, how long have you been growing it for?

I’ve been growing my hair for four years. It initially started with being too busy to get to the hairdresser, then realising that I had had the same haircut for 30 years! Then a friend told me how she had grown her hair and donated it to be used in wig making for people with Alopecia (apparently people with cancer use synthetic wigs as the hair regrows). 


I thought this would be a nice thing to do, after all here I am 55 and still able to grow a luxurious mane of hair – like a true Leo.

4. Why do you want to cut it? How did the idea come about?

Shortly after starting to let my hair grow, I found out that one of my close friends from school days was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is the same cancer that caused the death of my father 28 years ago. This increased my resolve to grow my hair for a good cause, or should I say two good causes: helping people with Alopecia and supporting Vets Beyond Borders.

5. Why do you want to support Vets Beyond Borders?

I have been following Vets Beyond Borders and their good works for the past 11 years. I have always wanted to help them in their work.

6. What is your fundraising goal?

$5,000.00, I will be kicking it of with a $500 donation, as I am sure I have saved at least this much in hair cutting costs in the last 5 years.

If we make the goal, we go the clean "No.1 romper stomper look", much to  - my beautiful and understanding wife of 30 years -  Lorraine’s chagrin. Less than that will still see the pony tail come off.

7. Will you miss your hair?

As far as missing my hair is concerned, no. I am currently thinking it is starting to plot against me. I wake up some nights almost strangled in it.

In future, I would like my hair tied back in a short pony tail but could be enticed to give it another go for a worthy cause.

8. Where would you like to volunteer for VBB?

I have talked to VBB's staff at the Australian Veterinary Conference booths many times about volunteering in India or Africa, the trouble so far has be the ability for Lorraine and myself to get the 4-6 weeks off work required. It is still my goal.

9. Any other comments about the fundraiser or VBB?

VBB do such a fantastic job in disaster response and in local third world communities, improving the health of animals not only improves their quality of life and reduces their stress, but improves the health of the whole community.

If my drawing attention with this fundraiser can help VBB in any way then I am very grateful. 
A few words from Lorraine Van Orsouw, Dr Pete’s wife 

Lorraine has helped Dr Pete start up his practice 30 years ago and raised two boys along the way. 

She is a Karen Pryor Academy Training Partner and a Delta Cert IV Canine Behavioural Trainer running puppy classes at the clinic and training consultations. She also teaches at Box Hill Institute for the vet nurses and Companion Animal Services, plus she volunteers at the local Dog Obedience Club. 

She said: “I think that Pete’s hair is amazing and the envy of many a man! But he says that it is time for it to go - I think I might miss it a bit, but it will grow back. He is definitely a true Leo.”

To support Dr Pete's in his fundraising efforts, please visit
give.everydayhero.com/au/dr-pete-is-getting-the-snip-no-it-s-not- what-you-think 

The big chop will happen on Thursday 9th of May 2019 at 3.00pm AEST (1.00pm WA time) at the annual Australian Veterinary Association Conference in Perth. 

There will be a live stream of the snip happening on the Belgrave South Veterinary Clinic social media pages on Facebook at www.facebook.com/belgravesouthvet/ or

MEDIA RELEASE, 12th April 2019

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