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Fun Ideas for Dog-Friendly Australia Day 2021


We all have our own unique way of celebrating Australia Day with our dogs. Decking the house in green and gold, flying the national flag, throwing a barbie for family and friends, relaxing at the beach or our local park, attending local events... No doubt you will have your own long-held traditions!

Our dogs are an integral part of the family so they are always included in all our celebrations. Whether at home or away this year, we hope these ideas will help you plan some unforgettable Australia Day festivities!



Swanky Paws – Bowties & ID Tag

Celebrate Australia Day in style with one of these classic Australia Green & Gold Swanky Paws accessories.

Show your pup is a True Blue Aussie on Australia Day with a dog bow made specially for them. 

These soft yellow velvet bowties come in cute Tartan Print or Flag Print design (with two styles: classic bowtie or sailor bowtie).
To wear, simply pull the dog collar through the 2 elastic loops at the back and the bow will sit up for the world to see.

The collection also includes a Green & Gold Tartan Print Pet ID Tag. Totally customisable, it features your pet’s name at the front and allows for 4 lines to be digitally printed on the back.

RRP: from $20.95-$24.95 (Bows); $25.00 (Pet ID Tag) at swankypaws.com.au

Wiggle Wags n Kaz - Straya Shirt    

The
Straya Muscle Shirt is a quintessentially Australian T-shirt for dogs, handmade by Wiggle Wagz n Kaz.

If you're proud to be living in this sunburnt country... now your fur baby can celebrate too! 

It comes in ten sizes; for the best fit, simply ensure you measure your dog’s neck, chest and back length carefully before ordering. 

There's also a Straya Day Bandana and a Straya Day Bow Tie.

RRP: from $19.95 at www.etsy.com/au 


AniPal – Australiana Collection

Your dog can look fashionable on Australia Day whilst supporting our local environment, wearing the 
AniPal Australiana collection.

Created by local Veterinarian Steph Stubbe, this collection of unique Australiana themed dog collars and leads is made from recycled plastic bottles and finished with brass hardware. Collars come in 3 sizes whilst leashes are 130cm in length.

Choose from 
Billie the BilbyKylo the KoalaPiper the Platypus or Clancy the Black Cockatoo. 


RRP: $35.95-$45.95 
from www.anipal.com.au

Fuzzyard – Dream Time Koalas Onesie 

The Fuzzyard Dreamtime Koala Onesie features the cutest little koalas having a snooze after a hectic day munching on eucalyptus leaves. 

Made of super soft fleece material with contrasting collar and cuffs, these dog pyjamas are so comfortable that your bestie may decide to strut and snuggle in them all day long. 

Easy to get on and off with a button up front and the rear of the underneath is left open for necessary toilet breaks. 

Available in 7 sizes to fit all dogs from Chihuahuas to German Shepherds

RRP: $46.71 at www.petcircle.com.au 

Outback Tails – Aboriginal Art Dog Accessories 

The Outback Tails range of dog beds, ceramic dog bowls, leather collars & leads and dog coats feature modern Aboriginal artwork. 

The designs showcase the unique artworks and Jukurrpa (Dreaming) stories of talented indigenous artists Pauline Napangardi Gallagher and Ursula Napangardi Hudson from the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation in the Central Desert. 


RRP: from $114.95 (rectangular beds) & $120.00 (round beds), from $29.95 (collars) at outbacktails.com 

Vegemite sangas, juicy snags, lamingtons and pavlovas may be your foods of choice on Australia Day but none of these should ever pass your dogs' lips! The salt and sugar content in these foods will not sit well in their stomachs and some human foods like onions and chocolate can be deadly. Instead why not organise some Aussie specialties created for your dogs?



All Barks – Aussie Nibbles 

All Barks dog treats gives your dog a real taste of Australia: they’re made from 100% Australian ingredients and responsibly sourced. 

Aussie Nibbles is a natural blend of lean protein using Australian wild Kangaroo (80%) & Venison (15%) plus natural herbs and amino acids. 

Each little nibble is bite sized, making them suitable for all life stages and they're perfect for training or as treats. 

The 5-pack bundle features the entire Taste of Australia range: Outback Snacks, Booster Bites, Aussie NibblesBush Burgers and Bush Sticks.

RRP: $11.99 (Aussie Nibbles); $55.00 (5-pack bundle includes free shipping) at allbarks.com.au 

Jojo & Lola’s Jerky Chompers - Vegemite Chompers 

Part of the Gourmet Jerky Chomper Dog Treats range, the Vegemite Chompers contain 100% human grade chicken mince, parmesan cheese, garden fresh basil and are topped with salt reduced Vegemite. 

There are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and no added sugar or salt. 

** Please note: Vegemite is high in salt content so please take this into account if your dog has any dietary salt issues. 
There are lots of other great flavours for dogs to sample like Beef & Bacon, Beef & Barramundi, Chick & Chook etc. 

RRP: $7.00 (pack of 5) at www.jojoandlolasjerkychompers.com.au 

Vegemite - Dog Bandana

Australia Day is the perfect time for your pooch to strut out their Vegemite Dog Bandana - they also make prefect pressies for your overseas four-legged friends! 

These dog bandanas are 100% cotton and printed with an iconic Vegemite design on one side. 

The bandanas are suitable for other pets or even humans. This bandana is designed to be folded in half (triangular then rolled to ensure you can tie it perfectly). 

Available in Small, Medium and Large

RRP: $21.95-$23.95 exclusively from vegemite.com.au 

Bones & Whiskers – Doggy Grazing Boxes & Lamingtons

Planning to host a party with multiple dog guests? 

The Bones & Whiskers Ultimate Doggy Grazing Box is filled to the brim with pawlicious gourmet dog treats and dehydrated snacks to please everyone! 

Also available for One, they come complete in gift box with ribbon. 

Why not finish off your dogs' feast with some Doggy Lamingtons, part of the Bones & Whiskers new gourmet range of biscuits, all handcrafted to perfection in Melbourne. 

These Lamingtons treats are filled with delicious gluten-free ingredients: Organic Carob dusted in Organic toasted Coconut, Peanut butter, eggs, rice flour. 

Your dog will enjoy each piece with all their senses for the ultimate chocolate (carob) pleasure.

RRP: $16.00 (Lamingtons) or $35.00-$64.99 (Doggy Grazing Boxes) at www.bonesandwhiskers.com.au

Huds & Toke – Aussie Dog Mixed Cookies

Your dogs can celebrate Australia Day right with a mixed box of these popular Aussie Dog Cookies made by Huds & Toke.

These colourful dog treats are low in fat, have no added sugar and are guaranteed to have a no melt frosting.
These are also 100% Aussie made!

RRP: $7.95
 at hudsandtoke.com.au 




It will be a busy day just about anywhere so there are a few precautions to take:

✔️ Make sure you take enough poo bags for the whole day. Not only is it horrible for other people and gives all of us dog owners a bad reputation, but leaving behind piles on the beach can get you an on-the-spot fine!

✔️ You may dutifully slip, slop, slap, seek and slide but what about our dogs? If you don’t supply them with fresh water, some dogs will try and drink from stagnant puddles or the ocean, which is very unhealthy for them! 

Read these simple tips to keep pets hydrated plus find other great ideas for summer fun in our Top 16 Summer Dog Products.

Gummi Pets – Dog Accessories & Dog Toys

Gummi Pets recently launched a new range of vibrantly coloured, high-quality products cleverly designed to help your dog do what it does best – eat, exercise and play

Made from high-quality BPA-free melamine, Gummi Pets’ feeding bowls will add a splash of bold colour to your home. Each features a cheeky sentiment that reflects the playful personality of dogs.

Dog toys (Tennis Balls, Tennis Bones & Frisbees) come in an array of bright colours so you’ll always be able to find them at the park.

RRP: from $14.95 (bowls); $7.95-$14.95 (toys) at www.gummipets.com

Doggy Eco - Eco Ball

Planning a big day out at the beach or at the park with your active dogs?

The Doggy Eco Eco Ball has been designed to change the way we think about play. Made from 100% hand compounded New Zealand sheep wool, the Eco Ball is 100% biodegradable, non toxic and gentle on teeth. 

Due to its unique compounded composition, your new Eco Ball - under supervised play - will outlast any tennis ball allowing your dog to deep chew without damaging the ball, or their teeth, offering your dog a unique experience while playing fetch. 

Suitable for all dog sizes, they also float on the water! 

RRP: $13.95 - $29.95 from 
doggyeco.com

Australian Dingo Foundation - Derek Dingo Plush Toy

Melbourne-based Fair Dinkum Gifts offers a large range of native Australian plush toys (for kids not dogs!) with gift tags included. 

The super soft and cuddly Derek Dingo measures approximately 23cm.

The sale of this item supports the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre which aims to preserve and conserve the gene pool of our original dingoes.

RRP: $25.00 from the Australian Dingo Foundation online shop




Whether our usual Australia Day fireworks will proceed this year is unknown but whilst some of us find them enjoyable, they are stressful and frightening for many dogs who suffer from noise phobia.

✔️ Whether at home or out and about, ensure your dog is wearing a current Pet ID Tag with his name and your mobile number, in case they run away in fright.

Red Dingo - Australian Flag Pet ID Tag

Get into the Aussie spirit with this Red Dingo's Australian Flag Pet ID tag, which comes in a range of sizes.

Red Dingo Pet Tags are the highest quality tags available on the market. Constructed of solid stainless steel, with a durable enamel design, these tags will never rust or corrode.

All Red Dingo tags have a Lifetime Guarantee and are supplied with a strong, rustproof stainless steel Split Ring for attaching to your pet's collar. 

To save 10% on the entire range of Pet ID Tags, use promo code AUSDAY21 at checkout until 31st January 2021

RRP: from $19.50 at
 store.reddingo.com.au 

✔️ 
Try and take your dog for some vigorous exercise earlier in the day! Go for a long walk or a game of fetch or chase at your local off leash park. After a good romp in the park, they are more likely to react calmly during the fireworks...

✔️ Keep your dogs safe indoors with access to fresh water and why not keep the radio or TV on to drown out all the loud noises?

We wish you all a safe and happy Australia Day 2021!

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