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WIN 1 of 4 Copies of "Travelling with Pets on Australia's east coast"(5th Edition) by Carla Francis 

Whatever your travel plans were for 2020, they have no doubt been thrown into utter chaos but better times are ahead (really, they are!) so it's time to dust off your travelling boots and get back packing to visit the best Australia has to offer.

If you're planning to travel with your beloved dog (or cat, bird, horse), you'll love this independently researched and collated, newly updated (fifth edition) as it explores the best pet-friendly accommodation (from 5-star hotels to campgrounds) between Port Douglas and Port Fairy. 

Every entry includes a brief, unbiased opinion plus details regarding price and which pets are welcome. 

Now also featuring the best doggie days out, dog-friendly beaches and parks, cafés, pubs and wineries, so you can enjoy family outings with your beloved furry friends. 

In collating this invaluable resource for pet owners, no advertising was accepted, and only the authors choice of the best accommodation has been included.

✔️ Discover thousand places to take your pet, including 500+ pet-friendly accommodation providers across QLD, NSW, VIC and ACT.
✔️ Info on dog-friendly beaches and exercise areas
✔️ Detailed maps showing pet-friendly locations.
✔️ Traveller’s tips for dog-friendly sightseeing
✔️ The best doggie days out
✔️ Dog-friendly cafés, pubs and wineries guides

Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Woodslane Press20th November 2020

RRP: $34.99 available from all good bookstores and online from Booktopia.

About the Author

Carla Francis is a freelance writer and a devoted pet owner who can't stand to leave her pet behind when she travels! From charming cat cabins to cute cockatiel-friendly caravan parks, she has left no stone unturned in her quest to provide a definitive guide to pet-friendly accommodation on Australia's East Coast.

Win 1 of 4 "Travelling with Pets on Australia's east coast" 
(Total Prize Pool: $140) thanks to Woodslane Press

1. To Enter, Like & Share our post via our Facebook or Instagram pages (20/11/2020)

2. Tell us "where would you love to spend your next holiday with your dog/s on Australia's East Coast"? 

3. Please ensure you include #petfriendlyaustralia in your entry / comments.

Find Pet-Friendly Australia on Facebook at www.facebook.com/petfriendlyaccom
and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/petfriendlyaustralia/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition will open on Friday 20th November 2020 (4pm) and will close on Saturday 28th November 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only.
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your book directly from the Publisher.
2. 
To Enter, Like + Share our post on our Facebook Page or Instagram (20/11/20)
Tell us "where would you love to spend your next holiday with your dog/s on Australia's East Coast?' Please ensure you include the hashtag #petfriendlyaustralia"

3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for a prize.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.


* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


We teamed up with Sure Petcare for your chance to Win 1 of 5 Animo Behaviour & Activity Monitors to celebrate the release of our Best Dog Christmas Gifts for 2020 & Christmas Gift Guide for Dog Lovers.

Animo learns and interprets the unique activity and behaviour patterns based on the breed, age and weight of your dog, giving you a 24-hour picture of their day

The Sure Petcare tried and tested, award-winning technology will learn and deliver insights into your dog’s activity and sleep, as well as behaviours related to health conditions such as shaking, scratching and barking

These insights help you to understand the changing needs of your pet over its lifetime, enabling you to provide proactive and personalised pet care. Read our full review here.

Animo’s battery lasts up to 6 months and is waterproof (IP67 rated), so it can handle all types of adventure. 

Within the app you can set activity and calorie goals, as well as keep track of your dog’s long-term activity and behaviour trends. 

Animo's main features include:

✔️ Records sleep quality during the night
✔️ Monitors activity and play
✔️ Set goals and check these against recommendations
✔️ Reports behaviour-based insights to help indicate changes in health or wellbeing
✔️ Durable, lightweight, compact and waterproof – designed to cope for the day to day activity demands
✔️ Six-month battery life which is easy to replace with a coin cell which does not need repeated recharge




** Win 1 of 5 Sure PetCare Animo Behaviour  & Activity Monitor **
(Total Prize Pool: $415.00)

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (14/11/20) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Like the Sure Petcare page at https://www.facebook.com/surepetcare/
3) Tell us "why you need to monitor your dog's activity or behaviour?" (be as specific as possible) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page before 22/11/20.

If you don't want to leave to chance, Australian Dog Lover readers can get their paws on Animo for only $52.00 (RRP $85.00) by using the code AUDOG20. Plus all orders up until 18 December will get a free doggie bandana too! Order yours here




TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 14th November (8am) and closed on Sunday 22nd November (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winners: Alison B., A. Wedding, M. Schofield & M. Tebeck (via Facebook) and @wheatenoztully (via Instagram).
Please allow 2-3 weeks for the prize to be sent directly by the company.
2. To Enter, Like our post (14/11/2020) + Tell us ""why you need to monitor your dog's activity or behaviour?"  via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH ACCOUNTS to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Tag your friends in your entry for additional chances.
7. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Sure Petcare's Animo Activity Tracker views from the front, side and back

Technical Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 37mm dia. x 11.5mm depth 
  • Weight: 22g 
  • Battery: CR2032 coin cell battery 
  • Battery Life: 6 months 
  • Water ResistanceIP67 - Protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes 
  • Collar Attachment: Fits collar widths 12mm – 30mm 
  • Sensor: 3 axis accelerometer 
  • iOS & Android Compatibility
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Low Energy 
  • Data Synchronisation: 10m data synchronisation range 
  • Any member of an app household can sync with any Animo device in the household 
  • Memory: 3 weeks’ memory between syncs







Win 1 of 4 copies of Olive, Mabel and Me
Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs

When Andrew Cotter turned his brilliant sports commentary skills from Wimbledon and the Olympics to lockdown contests (Games of Bones) and life (The Walk of Shame) online involving his two Labradors, Olive and Mabel, the result was an internet sensation. 

Their series of videos has been viewed well over fifty million times on social media, giving comfort to locked-down dog owners and spectacle-deprived sports fans all over the world. 


In Olive, Mabel & Me, Andrew tells the truth about his two canine celebrities. 

This is the full story of their rise to stardom, revealing more about how all three of them find peace and happiness away from the hectic world of the media, most often in the mountains. 
And also just how much Olive dislikes the cat next door. 

Above all, though, this is a book about the love we all have for our dogs, the companionship and pure joy we get from sharing our lives with them. And the love and affection they give back to us, which is in no way related to us providing a near-constant supply of food and walks. 

Beautifully written, touching and laugh-out-loud funny, Olive, Mabel and Me is a treat for dog lovers everywhere. 


Paperback: 256 pages 
Publisher: Text Publishing, 15 October 2020 

RRP: A$ 32.99; NZ $38.00 from all good book stores and online. 
Learn more at www.textpublishing.com.au 

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of Mr Andrew Cotter's "Olive, Mabel & Me" ***
Total Prize Pool: $132.00

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our post (06/11/2020) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Share your own original photo or video of your dog (s) with appropriate commenting (be creative!) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 6th November 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 14th November 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winners: M. Ford, K. Ann, Y. Pettis, A. Brockley (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (06/11/2020) + Share your own original photo or video of your dog(s) with appropriate commenting via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.



Win 1 of 2 GLYDE Mobility Chews Prizes for Dogs

The sad truth is that 20% of dogs over the age of 1 and 80% of dogs over the age of 8 will show signs of arthritis. 

Canine Arthritis is a silent disease that steals mobility, independence and freedom, but it doesn’t have to be this way! 
There are many factors that can lead to arthritis in dogs such as their breed, age, weight and prior health issues such as bone fractures, dislocations, hip or elbow dysplasia, and joint surgery (Canine Cruciate Ligament or CCL).

Early recognition and treatment of arthritis in dogs is key.

A daily dose of Glyde™ will keep the pep in your dog’s step!

Glyde Mobility Chews is an APVMA registered Nutraceutical that contains proven levels of three key components that work to relieve the painful signs of arthritis:

✔️ Green Lipped Mussel (760 mg): A powerful anti-inflammatory
✔️ Glucosamine (570 mg): Inhibits cartilage degradation
✔️ Chondroitin (285 mg): Helps rebuild cartilage

Glyde
 Chews use natural, environmentally sustainable ingredients to promote healthy joints to let pets do everything they love to do! 

Glyde is available in heart-shaped chews (as well as an Oral Joint Powder) with dosing that is convenient for all breeds and sizes. No prescription needed!

*** Win 1 of 2 GLYDE Mobility Chews + a Picnic Rug ***
Total Pool: $170 (each incl. 1 x Mobility Chews 60ct Pack $65 + 1 x Picnic Rug $20)

If you don't want to leave it to chance, why not take advantage of a 25% discount offer using the Promo Code AUSDOGLOVER25 (until October 31).

HOW TO ENTER IS EASY AS 1-2-3:

1) Like our post (23/10/20) + Facebook page and/or @australiandoglover
2) Like the Parnell Living Science Facebook page or @parnelllivingscience
3) Tell us "why does your dog need to run on #Glyde ?" (photos/videos welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 23rd October 2020 (4pm) and closed on 
Friday 6th November 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winners: A. Ammala & K. Paulin (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To Enter, Like our post (23/10/20) + Tell us "why does your dog need to run on #Glyde?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE one of our accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Win 1 of 5 copies of 'Love, Clancy' by Richard Glover

For years, Richard Glover has delighted his readers with dispatches from Clancy – his much-loved Kelpie – as Clancy tells his parents in the bush about the oddities of his owners’ behaviour, what life is like in the big city and how he fits into it all. 

Clancy changes from being a puppy enthusiastically training his humans to being a mature activist for dogs’ rights everywhere. 

In this latest book, Richard Glover has compiled Clancy’s musings (including fresh missives not seen before) and debated some of Clancy’s opinions. 

Clancy deep in thought... "What will Man and Lady do next?"



Heartfelt and hilarious, this is a book for anyone who has ever tried to imagine what their dog was thinking... and that's most of us! 
With delightful illustrations by cartoonist Cathy Wilcox

Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia, Imprint: ABC Books, 7 October 2020

RRP: $29.99 from all good bookstores and online. To find out where you can buy this book, head to www.harpercollins.com.au

About the Author

Richard Glover is the author of sixteen books, including the bestselling The Land Before Avocado. Always original and insightful, Richard’s take has been described by Hugh Mackay as ‘warm, wise and very, very funny’, and by Annabel Crabb as ‘hilarious and horrifying’. 

Richard writes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald and for the Washington Post. He also presents the top-rating Drive show on ABC radio in Sydney and hosts the comedy program Thank God It’s Friday on ABC Local Radio

To find out more, visit www.richardglover.com.au

* Win 1 of 5 copies of Richard Glover's 'Love, Clancy' Book *
Total Prize Pool: $150.00

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our post (09/10/2020) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "What have you ever imagined your dog was thinking of you or your habits?" (be creative!) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 9th October 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 17th October 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winners: Jen Ann, Ellen Sun, Ruth Nelson (via Facebook) and @hopkinshunder, @holly_smith (via Instagram).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (09/10/2020) + Tell us "What have you ever imagined your dog was thinking of you or your habits?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you must like (not just follow) our page to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


Is your artificial lawn a little bit "on the nose"? Do you have ongoing issues with Pet Urine Odour on your synthetic lawn?

The Turf Doctor's new smellBgone range of products are designed specifically to remove odours, deodorise and disinfect these areas.

Non-toxic and biodegradable, the smellBgone infill and liquid products provide a fast, permanent and safe solution to your smelly pet problems!




✔️ smellBgone ‘infill’ product is designed to remain in the turf; it is organic and naturally occurring (similar to sand). 

✔️ smellBgone ‘liquid’ is an anti-bacterial disinfecting deodoriser applied as a spray onto the affected area.

Maybe you're house training a new puppy and only have a balcony or courtyard for them to access during the day? Their Puppy Trainer bundle (RRP: $74.95) is perfect for you! 

It includes a Synthetic Turf Pad 1m x 1m with extra free draining backing plus a 1L bottle of pre-mix smellBgone deodoriser.




Maybe you have a smelly problem in your dog run, the sandbox or even indoors? Not to worry –the 1L smellBgone Deodoriser ($29.95) works its magic there, too! 

It is effective on a wide range of surfaces: not only synthetic turf but also concrete or tiled surfaces, wooden floors, carpets, fabric...

Learn more about The Turf Doctors' smellBgone range of infill and liquid products at www.theturfdoctor.com.au/smellbgone/

*** Win 1 of 4 smellBgone Prize Packs ***
Prize Value is $210 (2 Pet Kits and  2 x 1L Deodoriser Bottles).

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:

1. Like our post (28/09/2020) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2. Like the smellBgone pages on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/smellbgone and/or 
on Instagram at www.instagram.com/theturfdoctoraustralia/
3. "Tell us why you need some urgent help to spruce up your artificial lawn or disinfect / deodorise after your dog/s?" (NB: nominate your prize; either Pet Kit or Deodoriser spray) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page



TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Monday 28th September 2020 (4pm) and closed on Monday 5th October 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winners: M. Mullard & M. Smart (via Facebook); @lappieaddict & beags_and_barney_b (via Instagram)
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prizes directly from the company.
2. To enter Like both our Page + smellBgone page, like/share our post and "tell us why you need some urgent help to to spruce up your artificial lawn and/or disinfect / deodorise after your dog/s?" via our Facebook or Instagram accounts.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


Do you dream of a well-mannered dog who is a pleasure to have as a companion? Have you ever thought about training your dog but can't imagine where you could find time? 

In her Nose to Tail workbook series, Author and Dog Trainer, Louise Harding, from Animal Talent will show you how you can easily incorporate training your dog into the busiest of lifestyles. All you will need is basic equipment, some five to ten minute blocks of time, energy, and a sense of humour.

Louise will guide you each step of the way from understanding your dog's personality, your own motivations, setting up your home, building focus, and the importance of training with rewards and motivators


You and your dog will complete a number of tasks that will start you on your path to achieving dog training success! 
This series comprises of 6 volumes:

  • Workbook 1: Getting Started
  • Workbook 2: Mind your Manners
  • Workbook 3: The Six-pack
  • Workbook 4: Take a Breath 
  • Workbook 5Out and About
  • Workbook 6Adventures

RRP: $120.00 (set of 6 in print) at
 www.louiseharding.com.au$5.99 ( Workbook 1 as an e-book) on Amazon.






** Win The Nose to Tail Workbooks (series 1-6) **
Total Prize Pool: $120.00

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (12/09/2020) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "why do you need some help training your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

Louise Harding is a professional animal trainer and wrangler. Creator of The Bay Method, Louise uses only positive reinforcement techniques in her training. Read Louise's latest article on "Paws on Reflect: What our Dogs Teach us".
Her company Animal Talent provides highly trained animal actors to the film and television training. 

You can follow Animal Talent on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnimalTalentHQ 
and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/animal_talent/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 12th September 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 20th September 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winner: R. Youl via Facebook.
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (12/09/2020) + Tell us "why do you need some help training your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.

5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
6. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

To celebrate the return of Spring and holidaying with our dogs, we joined forces with Melbourne-based Pawmanity to give you the chance to win a fabulous SUV Fit Cargo Liner for Father's Day!

Proudly Australian owned and operatedPawmanity are driven by a passion for dogs but also a desire to increase adoption levels of homeless pets across Australia. Every purchase made supports an Australian animal rescue organisation, helping them continue the valuable work they do in the community.

As dog owners themselves, Pawmanity know life is better with dogs and the love they give is immeasurable. They have designed a range of lifestyle travel products, which truly support their inclusion into our lives. 

How great is this Universal-Fit Cargo Liner with Storage Bag?

✔️ Size: 130cm (W) x 205cm (L) including 45cm Bumper Guard. 
Note: Adjustable seat headrests required.


✔️ Stylish Design
Designed to stand up to the most adventurous dogs, the Pawmanity luxury quilted Cargo Liner doesn't just look great, it provides a secure, comfortable padded space for your pet to relax in while you're driving.

✔️ Heavy Duty Fabric
Made from extremely durable, abrasion resistant fabric, this thick liner provides maximum protection for the back of your rear seats while keeping fur, dirt, sand and life's other messes from getting into those impossible to reach parts of your car.

✔️ Super-sized Storage
Two generously sized pockets are incorporated into the backrest section, providing ample storage for road trip essentials: e.g. tennis balls, towels, leads, coats, water bottles etc. 


✔️ Non-slip Backing
A rubber-mesh covering the underside provides superior anti-slip protection with assistance from the heavy-duty straps and YKK buckles to keep it securely in place.


✔️ 40/20/40 Split Compatible
The YKK Zips provide a convenient 60/40 split so there's no need to remove the liner to transport longer items.

*** WIN a Pawmanity SUV Cargo Liner ***
 valued at $149.00* (* prize includes free shipping within Australia) 

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:



1. Like our post (28/08/2020) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2. Like the Pawmanity page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Pawmanity or 
on Instagram at www.instagram.com/pawmanity/
3. To EnterLike/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (28/08/2020) and tell us in the comments "what will be your first outing with your dogs using the #Pawmanity SUV Cargo Liner once we can resume travelling?

Learn more by visiting the Pawmanity website at www.pawmanity.com.au

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 28th August 2020 (4pm A.E.S.T.) and closed on Sunday 6th September 2020 (12:00pm A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winner: Deb Anderson (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "what will be your first outing with your dogs using the #Pawmanity SUV Cargo Liner once we can resume travelling?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

We teamed up with the dog-friendly Ovolo Hotels Group to bring you some much needed TLC during these tough times. We could all do with pressing the "paws" button and have a long snooze so a night away with your dog/s may just be what you need to recharge your batteries to face the remainder of 2020!

With Father's Day just around the corner, Ovolo Hotels V.I.Pooch package makes a fantastic 2020 Father's Day Gift to spoil the best dog dad ever in your life (and as a bonus you and the pooches get to go as well...).

This unique V.I.Pooch holiday accommodation package provides you with the following:


✔️ doggy bed where your furry buddy (up to 2) can snuggle and relax like a boss
✔️ An eating/drinking mat and food bowl so they can feast in style
✔️ doggy bag with specially designed dog toys and treats, and…
✔️ Dog-friendly staff on hand to provide assistance when you need it. 

The hallmark of a real dog-friendly property?
Allowing your dogs on the furniture ...
And they didn’t forget you as all guests are provided with many Ovolo Perks. Just because your pooch is having the time of their lives, doesn’t mean you can’t either ?

This pawsome V.I.Pooch package offers peace of mind to every dog parentOvolo Hotels stand by their promise as being one of the best pet-friendly hotels in the world. 

What are you waiting for? Check out their pet-friendly hotels at ovolohotels.com/ovolo/offers/v-i-pooch/ and book your dream accommodation today!



*** Win 1 Night at Ovolo Hotels (2 people + 1 or 2 dogs) ***
Min. Prize Value is $359.00 (depending on winner's choice of property*).

* Prize can be taken in your State at any of the following properties: 
  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo (Sydney)
  • Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour (Sydney)
  • Ovolo Nishi (Canberra)
  • Ovolo The Valley (Brisbane)  
  • Ovolo Inchcolm (Brisbane)

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:


1. Like our post (21/08/2020) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2. Like the Ovolo Hotels pages on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OvoloHotels/ or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ovolohotels/
3.  Tell us "why the Dog Dad in your life needs time off and deserves some pampering?" (tell us your story) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 21st August 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 30th August 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winner this week: D. Ward (via Facebook).
2. To enter Like both our Page and the Ovolo Hotels Page, like/share our post and Tell us "why the Dog Dad in your life needs time off and deserves some pampering?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

In her new book How to Love and Survive Your Teenage Dog, Delta Institute qualified dog trainer Barbara Hodel shows how you can successfully cope through this challenging life stage, improve your relationship with your teen dog, keep your sanity and even have some fun!

Contrary to puppy training, there is little information on teenage dog behaviour and training, says Barbara, who is also president of the Pet Professional Guild of Australia (PPGA).

It is normal to sometimes feel despondent or disappointed because we thought we did everything right when they were puppies and now nothing seems to be working. 
The challenges of the teenage phase are real and can put out relationship with our dog at risk. But it does not have to be like this! 

Maddie, a rescue German Shorthaired Pointer loves training with her owner Barry Young

Barbara’s book is a complete guide to your teenage dog, covering everything from brain development, emotions, best practice training and training tips on how to do it. 

This book covers:

✔️ an understanding of the unique challenges you and your teenage dog face 
✔️ why and how your relationship matters in the training process 
✔️ the role of anthropomorphism and consideration of dog emotions and minds 
✔️ the benefits of positive reinforcement 
✔️ the importance of lifelong socialisation 
✔️ how to keep yours and your dog’s sanity despite some common setbacks and promoting the value of calmness. 
You can – and should – enjoy your teenage dog despite the difficult behaviours they show. The reward is a happy and well-adjusted friend for life!

** Win 1 of 4 copies of ''How to Love & Survive Your Teenage Dog" Book **
Total Prize Pool: $116.00

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (14/08/2020) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "what is the funniest or most challenging incident you've experienced with your teenage dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

You can visit Barbara's website at goodog.com.au

Follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goodogpositivedogtraining/ and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/goodogbarbara/ 

Barbara Hodel relaxes with her German Shorthaired Pointers, Shellbe & Chillax

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 14th August 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 22nd August 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
Congratulations to our 4 winners: S.J. Colhoun, K. Craig, K. Anstee, S. Brown (Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (14/08/2020) + Tell us "what is the funniest or most challenging incident you've experienced with a teenage dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.

5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
6. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

To celebrate the launch of our 2020 Father's Day Gift Guide, we're kicking off a whole month of giveaways with our friends at The Pendant Club.

Launched in May 2020, The Pendant Club offer Custom Keyrings, Pendants, Earrings, Charms and more featuring your precious pet(s) and more!

All of The Pendant Club's products are manufactured in Australia by a Mum & Dad team in Brisbane, Queensland.


Sometimes you don’t need a lot of money to make someone's day special. 

Everyone needs a keyring and this is one present Dad will use every single day. For dog mums, they can also turn your favourite pooch or kitty into a one of a kind Pendant & Earring Set!

The Best Dog Dad Ever Keyring is personalised with your own pup’s photo and it is a meaningful but affordable gift for the Best Dog Dad in your life... 



Simply choose your favourite high-res square (1:1) photo, email it to The Pendant Club and they’ll do the rest. The photo is reverse printed on 3mm clear acrylic.

This ultralight keyring measures 70mm (L) x 55mm (W) x 3mm (D) approx. (not including chain length).

*** Win 1 of 5 Best Dog Dad Ever Custom Keyrings ***
Total Prize Pool is $150.00 (valued at $30.00 each).

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:


1. Like our post (08/08/2020) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2. Like the The Pendant Club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePendantClub/ or 
on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thependantclub/
3. Share the best (square) image of your pet you'd select to be printed on this Keyring as a gift via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page (simply tag us and @thependantclub) before 16/08/2020

If you're rather not leave it to chance, our readers can use the promo code ADL40 at checkout to save 40% but only until 31st August 2020.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 8th August 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 16th August 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winners: A. Phillips, C. Rose, D.A. Babin. M. Morrison, E. Bousles (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To enter Like both our Page / Post and The Pendant Club's pages, and share the best (square) image of your pet to be printed on this Keyring as a gift via our Facebook or Instagram accounts.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


We teamed up with Melbourne-owned company RASCAL Pets for your chance to win one of these warm Snuggle Blankets!


The Snuggle Blanket is a gorgeous soft mink / light grey faux fur pet blanket with a dark grey suede backing and finished with an embroidered RASCAL Pets Logo.

Easily washable, the Snuggle Blanket is chic, super warm and the colour will suit any stylish home décor. If your fur friend loves to snuggle, this is the perfect blanket for them!

Designed for superior pet comfort and warmth, this blanket is of a quality that it can line a bed, be used as a doona for those cold nights or even a couch throw for that special pet sitting space! Supersized at 120cm x 120cm, you may be able to fit one, two or more of your little rascals under this blanket because best friends stick together...


*** Win 1 of 3 RASCAL Pets Snuggle Blankets ***
Prize Value is $144.00 (valued at $48 each).

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:


1. Like our post (31/07/2020) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2. Like the RASCAL Pets pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rascalpets/ and/or 
on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rascalpets/
3. Share with us a photo or video of your furkids relaxing whilst you work at home! via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page before 09/08/20.
(On Instagram, just tag @australiandoglover and @rascalpets when you post).

On cold winter days and nights there's nothing our dogs love more than curling up on their beds (or ours) covered with this soft warm blanket unless the cat got that top spot first!

In conjunction with their Collars, Leads, Harnesses, Beds, Apparel and Feeding ranges, RASCAL Pets also have a Designer Timber Bed and Kennel Range that is 100% Australian Made in their own manufacturing facility. Being high-end joinery manufacturers by trade, they create stunning furniture pieces you and your best friend will love. They can also custom manufacture if you have a wild idea!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 31st July 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 9th August 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our 3 winners this week: J. Salopek, S. Mullen, G. Hughes (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To enter Like both our Page and the RASCAL Pets page, like/share our post and "share with us a photo or video of your furkids relaxing whilst you work at home!" via our Facebook or Instagram accounts.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Win 1 of 3 PetzPark Hip + Joint for Dogs this Winter!

Petz Park is a Sydney-based company specialising in supplements for your dog.

They take your dog’s health seriously and developed Hip + Joint, a supplement that includes the best active ingredients known to alleviate and prevent pain and improve mobility.

With its delicious roast beef flavour, dogs enjoy Hip + Joint mixed in with their food or simply sprinkled on top of it. This works well for all dogs' diets: wet, dry, even raw food.


🐾 WINTER ESSENTIALColder months do not have to call for stiffer joints. Hip + Joint is an essential dog health care product this winter to keep your dog moving with ease.

🐾 MADE IN AUSTRALIA: Using naturally occurring active ingredients, Hip + Joint is manufactured right here in Australia. This powerful formula is suited to dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes.

🐾 PROMOTES JOINT HEALTH: Hip + Joint for Dogs contains the best ingredients known to promote joint health. Glucosamine for dogs helps to restore joints and prevent future issues caused by arthritis and Hip Dysplasia.
🐾 REDUCES INFLAMMATION: This dog health care product includes large amounts of MSM, making it a natural anti-inflammatory. 
🐾 RELIEVES PAIN: By naturally reducing inflammation in your dog’s joints as well as stimulating cartilage growth, Hip + Joint will leave your dog pain free from any joint related issues.
Australian Dog Lover's senior dog Conner benefited from improved mobility, noticeable after two weeks!

🐾 IMPROVES MOBILITY: This product helps to lubricate your dog’s joints and repair any cartilage that has been worn down as a result of ageing, arthritis, hip dysplasia or even trauma. Hip + Joint will keep your dog running like a youngster!
** Win 1 of 3 PetzPark Hip + Joint for Dogs **
Total Prize Pool: $150.00

If your senior dog needs help with his mobility issues now, then why not use your special promo code ADL15 (until July 31) on the PetzPark website and you'll save 15%!

HOW TO ENTER IS EASY AS 1-2-3:

1. Like our post (25/07/20) + Facebook page and/or @australiandoglover

2. Like the Petz Park Facebook page and/or https://www.instagram.com/petzpark/

3. Comment "with the name + photo (or video) of the dog or dogs you'd like to win for?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 25th July 2020 (10:00am) and closed on Saturday 1st August 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to our 3 winners: K. Campbell, A. Brockley, A. Robinson (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To Enter, Like our post (25/07/20) + Comment "with the name + photo (or video) of the dog/s you'd like to win for?"  via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE one of our accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.



Australian-made and owned, Rascals Treats are plant-based dog treats for dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds; they're suitable for those with allergies or underlying conditions. 

All of Rascals Treats products are low in fat, free from grains, nuts and preservatives, and are made with fresh and healthy human grade ingredients that provide dogs with protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

It is possible to treat your dog to something that is both tasty and nutritious.
"Naughty has never been so nice!"
Is your dog the boss in your house? Well, meet Big Boss Rascals!, the boss of all treat selections! 

This 275g sample pack of mixed dog treats! (valued at $19.90) is perfect for the little rascal that can't choose his favourite or who would love them all. 
It includes all of the following treats (available in individual 125g packs).


✔️ Date Night! with dates, blueberries and bananas (a dessert style treat but healthy!)
✔️ Bark-B-Q Bites with fresh carrot and capsicum.
✔️ On the Beet! with fresh beetroot, full of antioxidants (great for a shiny coat).
✔️ Bitch Peas!  with green peas & chickpeas (great for the more energetic dogs). 
✔️  Pump it Up! with fresh pumpkinlow in calories, full of fibre and gentle on dogs' stomachs.  
"Food for Dogs, not Dog Food!"


Top Dog is a delicious and nutritious addition to dog food that can be sprinkled on your dog's meal, either wet or dry, for that added boost of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

✔️ Made up of fruits, vegetables, herbs and pulses. 
Some dog owners have been making amazing cakes for their rascals, dusted with Top Dog, just like sprinkles! 

Available in 175g and XL (500g) packs.
      


*** WIN 1 of 5 Rascals Treats Prize Packs ***

(Each Prize includes 1 X Big Boss Rascals AND 1 X Top Dog 175g)


HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (17/07/20) and our Facebook page
2) Like the Rascals Treats Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rascalstreats/
and/or their Instagram page at www.instagram.com/rascals_treats/
3) Comment "what is your dog's favourite plant-based ingredient & why?" (photo/video entries welcome)  via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or on Instagram (simply tag us in your post).

Learn more about Rascals Treats at www.rascalstreats.com.au


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 17th July 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 25th July 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T). Total Prize Pool: $154.00. Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to: J.L. Strain, K. Warnock, V. Dibs, R. Ferlazzo & N.Otero (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks for your prize to be received directly from the company.
2. To enter, like our page + post (17/07/20) and the Rascals Treats Facebook or Instagram pages and simply comment by telling us "what is your dog's favourite plant-based ingredient & why? "?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


Win 1 of 4 copies of 'Lost Companions' by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

"Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst."

Lost Companions is a heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, the bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love.

61 per cent of Australian households currently own an animal - 90% of all Australian households have experienced pet ownership at some point [1], yet our society is still learning how to recognise and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and centre.

Lost Companions fills a specific, important demand, a massive need in the market for an accessible, meaningful book on pet loss. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialise our best friends.

Lost Companions is full of moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them.



"Losing a pet or other animal friend can be incredibly traumatic. This touching book is all about the bonds between humans and other species, and why we grieve their loss as much as we do."—Frans de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.

"A thoughtful examination of a heartbreaking thing that happens to many of us, the death of a beloved pet, Lost Companions is a beautiful book about a largely ignored subject, and will help many people."—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Lives of Dogs.


Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Murdoch BooksImprint: St Martin's Press, 2nd July 2020
ISBN: 9781250202239

RRP: $29.99 from all good book stores and online.


One of our top picks for the July 2020 - Dog Lovers Book Club

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of 'Lost Companions' Book ***
Total Prize Pool: $120.00

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (10/07/20) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "which pet had the most profound effect on your life and why?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
NB: The four stories that touch us the most will see their author win a copy of the book.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 10th July 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 18th July 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to our winners:  T. Chant, J. Carr, D. Jones, K.M. Khoury (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (10/07/20) + Tell us " which pet had the most profound effect on your life and why?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
NB: The four stories that touch us the most will see their author win a copy of the book.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE one of our accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

[1] Animal Medicines Australia, 2019, https://animalmedicinesaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ANIM001-Pet-Survey-Report19_v1.7_WEB_high-res.pdf

Our dogs just like our cat are heat-seeking missiles who usually make a beeline for our bed at night and blankets, heaters or open fires on cold winter days.

If you have a hairless dog, a puppy, a senior dog suffering from canine arthritis or another medical condition, it's even more essential to keep them warm and comfortable throughout winter.

A great option is to provide them with their own heated pad like the Original Pet-Mat™ which is using the latest in Positive Temperature Coefficient Technology.

The 
Pet-Mat™ is designed to reach a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius whether it is covered or not. In reality, a more practical heat rise of 20-30 degrees Celsius is usually maintained above ambient conditions. 
Since the Pet-Mat™ works on dynamic heat transfer, it should maintain a temperature slightly warm to the touch until body contact is made. It is simply impossible for it to ever overheat ensuring a consistently comfortable use for your pet, even if left on 24/7.

To clean your 
Pet-Mat™ you can wash it under running water or just wipe it off with a damp washer.


*** Win 1 of 3 Pet-Mat™ Heated Animal Pads ***
(Small, 1 Medium, 1 LargePrize Pool: $333.50)

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (04/07/20) AND our Facebook page
2) Like the Pet-Mat Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PetMatAu/ or Instagram page @petmat_au
3) Comment "how does your dog keep warm in winter?" (photos/videos welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or on Instagram (simply tag us in your post).

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 4th July 2020 (8am) and closed on Sunday 12th July, 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winners: M. Jaye, K. Lay (Facebook) and @miloandguccilove (Instagram). Please allow 2-3 weeks for your prize to be delivered directly from the company.
2. To Enter, Like our post (04/07/20) + Tell us "how does your dog keep warm in winter?" (photos/videos welcome) via our Australian Dog Lover Facebook page 
or Instagram @australiandoglover.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH our Facebook page and the Pet-Mat:Heated Animal Pads pages to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

The Wild Ones Dog Hoodies by Melbourne pet fashion powerhouse PetHaus are one of our favourite finds from our "Winter Warmers for Aussie Dogs in 2020".

PetHaus, the world's first denim brand for dogs, makes wicked gear for dogs that even humans would love to wear! Whether your pooch lives in the inner city or the burbs, their range is the ultimate in street cred for pooches.

This Australian-made and owned brand is well known for its Denim Dog Vests and huge range of Custom Patches but they also have a massive selection of designer Dog Hoodies & Raglan Dog Tees


This season they released their Battle Harness - Dog Harnesses, perfect for a statement piece or layered over a Hoodie or Tee.

The Wild Ones Dog Hoodies by PetHaus can be totally personalised. Get wild and add your pup's name or favourite slogan for a personalised dog hoodie that will turns heads and stop traffic!

The 70's Tan Hoodies come with complimentary gold on black text print whilst the Leopard print comes with stand out white on black text print.

These thick comfy Hoodies (featuring a harness hole) are great for chilling this winter and look wicked layered under the PetHaus trademark denim dog jackets.

The Hoodies are cropped under the chest so there's no bathroom mishaps and have been rigorously tested by Willie dog and Trigger pup in battle. Your dog walks are about to look a whole lot cooler!


*** Win 1 of 3 PETHAUS 'Wild Ones' Dog Hoodies ***
Total Min. Prize Value is $165 (based on chosen style/size, incl. custom names).


HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:


1) Like our post (26/06/20) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2) Like the PETHAUS pages on Instagram at www.instagram.com/hellopethaus/ 
or Facebook at www.facebook.com/HelloPetHaus/ 
3) Tell us "why your dog wants to join the #Pethauspack and which design is your favourite (Tan or Leopard Print)?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

If you don't want to leave it to chance, there's an EOFY sales (up to 30% off storewideuntil 30 June, 2020 (midnight AEST).

Discover all about PETHAUS at https://pethaus.com.au/ 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 26th June 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 5th July 2020 (midnight AEST). Open to Australian residents only.
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
Congratulations to: B. Tellefson, Rach (via Facebook) and @finn_the_woof_magician (via Instagram).
2. To enter, like/share our post and tell us "why your dog wants to join the #Pethauspack and which design is your favourite (Tan or Leopard Print)?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.



Win 1 of 3 GLYDE Mobility Chews for your Dogs

Winter is here and the cold is certainly biting! If you have a senior dog, you may have noticed that they're more reluctant to move and spend more hours sleeping and lazing about?

The sad truth is that 20% of dogs over the age of 1 and 80% of dogs over the age of 8 will show signs of arthritis.

Canine Arthritis is a silent disease that steals mobility, independence and freedom, but it doesn’t have to be this way! 
There are many factors that can lead to arthritis in dogs such as their breed, age, weight and prior health issues such as bone fractures, dislocations, hip or elbow dysplasia, and joint surgery (Canine Cruciate Ligament or CCL).
Early recognition and treatment of arthritis in dogs is key.

A daily dose of Glyde™ will keep the pep in your dog’s step!

Glyde Mobility Chews is an APVMA registered Nutraceutical that contains proven levels of three key components that work to relieve the painful signs of arthritis:


✔️ Green Lipped Mussel (760 mg): A powerful anti-inflammatory
✔️ Glucosamine (570 mg): Inhibits cartilage degradation
✔️ Chondroitin (285 mg): Helps rebuild cartilage

Glyde
 Chews use natural, environmentally sustainable ingredients to promote healthy joints to let pets do everything they love to do! Glyde is available in heart-shaped chews with dosing that is convenient for all breeds and sizes. No prescription needed!

** Win 1 of 3 GLYDE Mobility Chews for Dogs Packs **
Total Prize Pool: $195.00

If you don't want to leave it to chance to help your dog/s, why not take advantage of this 25% discount offer using the Discount Code AUSDOGLOVER25 (until June 30).

HOW TO ENTER IS EASY AS 1-2-3:

1) Like our post (19/06/20) + Facebook page and/or @australiandoglover
2) Like the Parnell Living Science Facebook page or @parnelllivingscience
3) Tell us "why does your dog need to run on #Glyde ?" (photo/video welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 19th June 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 27th June 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winners: T. Davies, E. Kenny, R. Heazlewood (via Facebook). 
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To Enter, Like our post (19/06/20) + Tell us "why does your dog need to run on #Glyde?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE one of our accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.



Win 1 of 5 copies of 'Eat, Play, Love' Book by Lara Shannon

Written by Lara Shannona passionate animal welfare advocate and certified dog trainer who has been a regular on Australian TV and radio stations for the past two decades. This is her debut book available in Australia, thanks to Hardie Grant Publishing from 1 June 2020

Never far from her side is her cheeky dog Dynamite Darcy’, whom Lara adopted in 2017. She is dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership and pet adoption through her endeavours to help drastically reduce the number of dogs and cats that end up in pounds and animal shelters each year. She's currently the Ambassador for Second Chance Animal Rescue and the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2020.

Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog) is the book that every dog owner needs, to provide their dog with the healthiest and happiest life possible.

Author Lara Shannon has drawn upon her many years of working (and playing!) with dogs as a certified dog trainer and pet food nutritionist, and through her TV show Pooches at Play. Her book is the essential go-to guide covering everything you need to know about caring for your dog from puppyhood until end of life.

Design by Hannah Janzen - Photo Credit: Jaime Levy (© Hardie Grant Publishing)

Divided into three handy chapters - Eat, Play and Love - Lara tackles all the important subjects, from ensuring your dog gets the right diet it needs to thrive, through to how to successfully address common dog behaviour issues.

You’ll also find some healthy D.I.Y dog food and treat recipes, brain games and activities to engage with your dog, advice for choosing the right dog for your lifestyle and guidance on overcoming common anxieties.
Design by Hannah Janzen - Photo Credit: Helen Black Photography (© Hardie Grant Publishing)

Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog) will help you to understand why dogs do what they do, and give you the necessary advice to meet the mental and physical needs of your furry friend.


One of our top picks in the June 2020 - Dog Lovers Book Club

Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Hardie Grant Australia, 1st June 2020

RRP: $29.99available where all good books are sold.

*** Win 1 of 5 copies of 'Eat, Play, Love' (Your Dog) Book ***
Total Prize Pool: $150.00

You can follow Lara Shannon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/larashannonau/ 
and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/larashannon/

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (12/06/20) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "what does your dog's love mean to you?" (photo/video welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 12th June 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 20th June 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to our winners: A. Fontana (Instagram), G. King, A. Learmonth, C. Tricerri, S. Reynolds (Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (12/06/20) + Tell us "what does your dog's love mean to you?" (photo/video welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE one of our accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
We teamed up with Australian-owned company Snooza Pet Products for your chance to win one of their best selling dog beds: the Soothing & Calming Cuddler in the colour/size of your choice!

Winter is here and as we're heading back to work and our dogs are left home alone all day, providing a comforting and cosy spot for them is even more essential...

The Snooza Soothing & Calming Cuddler is the perfect bed to calm and relax your pet. Featuring super soft long pile vegan faux fur paired with soft raised walls and a deep sleeping area, it provides the ultimate retreat for anxious pets and those that relish the feeling of safety and security. 

The Cuddler comes in 3 beautiful colours (Silver Fox - lead image, Mink and Dune) and 4 sizes (S, M, L and XL) to suit even the largest of breeds (max. outside diameter is 1100mm).

It is filled with Snoozafill, a proprietary Australian Foam and recycled PET fibre mix so it's perfect for pets and friendly to the planet too! There is zippered access to the inner liners means so you can top up your filling if you ever needed to. 

The Cuddler invites hours of delicious snoozing and - unlike many brands - it is fully machine washable* (even the filling!). The covers on both the outer ring and cushion are removable, replaceable and washable
* If your Cuddler doesn't fit your washing machine, Snooza also provides a very handy Laundry Bag.

Discover Snooza, the home of sustainable pet bedding & accessories since 1989 at www.snooza.com.au 

*** Win one Snooza Cuddler Dog Bed (colour of choice) ***
Prize Value is $89.90-$229.90 (depending on winner's size).

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:


1. Like our post (05/06/2020) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2. Like the Snooza Pet Products pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SnoozaPetProducts/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/snooza_pet_products/
3. Show us your dog's favourite or funniest sleeping position ever! (photo or video) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page
(On Instagram, just tag us and Snooza when you post).

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition will open on Friday 5th June 2020 (4pm) and will close on Saturday 13th June 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winner: K. Reim (via Facebook)
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To enter Like both our Page and the Snooza Page, like/share our post and show us your dog's favourite or funniest sleeping position ever! (photo or video)
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


To celebrate the release of our annual "Winter Warmers for Aussie Dogs 2020", we teamed up with the amazing designers from ALQO WASI for your chance to win your favourite dog jumper from their latest collection, coming to you straight from the Andes!

Since we first discovered them in 2017, we have fallen in love with this brand, which creates timeless and authentic garments for dogs, made of luxurious Alpaca fibre blended with organic pima cotton.
 

Featuring ALQO WASI Alpaca Embroidered Flower Sweater

In Australia, a selection of their most popular designs is available exclusively from DOGUE Online.


Whether your dog loves to climb every mountain, follows every rainbow, is a wall flower who enjoys staying indoors or an inner city slicker who prefers to lap his puppuccino next to mum on the week-ends, you'll find a design and size to suit your pooches to keep them toasty warm and stylish throughout winter!
Dachshund model is wearing ALQO WASI Alpaca Red Splendor Sweater

Once you've browsed through the Alqo Wasi - Sweater Collection and decided together which one is YOUR favourite, the hardest part is going to be for you to step up and colour co-ordinate, not to ruin their look!


*** Win 1 of 2 ALQO WASI Dog Sweaters ***(excludes luxury collection) 
Total Min. Prize Value is $145 (based on style/size).

HOW TO ENTER IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:


1) Like our post (29/05/20) AND Facebook page and/or Instagram Account
2) Like the ALQO WASI pages on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/alqo_wasi/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alqowasi/ 
3) Comment "which design do you love best and what size would fit your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

Learn more about about ALQO WASI at https://alqowasi.com 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 29th May 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 6th June 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company (Peru).
Congratulations to our winners this week: S. Sherry and C. Dwyer (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like/share our post and tell us "which design do you love best and which size would fit your dog?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


You love your dog walks but when your dog decides to "do the big business" with not a bin in sight, you're not off to a great start... No one likes dangling a smelly dog waste bag, which may explain why some dog owners don't pick up after their pooches!

It does not have to be this hard and one of our all-time favourite dog accessories since 2017 is the Poochette Dog Walking Bag from Melbourne-based Wag and Me, which offers a versatile and stylish solution to this perennial dog owner problem...

The Poochette from Wag and Me is a multi-purpose light neoprene compact 5-in-1 dog walking bag

✔️ Its primary function is to both dispense dog waste bags (never run out again!) and dispose of your dog waste by hiding it within an insulated compartment. No one needs ever know what is hidden inside!
✔️ The lead / shoulder strap can come off completely so you can also attach the bag around your normal belt loops to create an insulated treat bag
✔️ Lots of storage compartments to hold your phone, keys, cash, ball, etc.
✔️ Machine washable


WIN 1 of 3 Wag & Me Poochette (1 Black, 1 Red, 1 Blue)

valued at $44.95 each.


How to Enter:


1. Like and Share our Page / Post on Facebook or Instagram (22/05/2020) and 
2. Tell us in the comments "why you need a #Poochette in your life AND choose your favourite colour from Black/Red/Blue?" 
* Total Prize Pool is $135 * 


Learn more about about Wag and Me at www.wagandme.com.au or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wagandme.com.au/ 
and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wagandme/
The Poochette dog walking pouches in black, red, blue seen from the front and back
The Poochette Dog Walking Bags come in 3 colours - Views from the front and the back
TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 22nd May 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 30th May 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winners this week: Cathy Cameron Camerrott (Black)Prudence Kirtland & Michelle Garratt (Red) via Facebook.
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
2. To enter, like/share our post and tell us "why you need the #Poochette for your dog walks AND what is your favourite colour from Black/Red/Blue"?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Mother's Day is just behind us but if you felt your gift this year could have been a little more unique, here's a chance to redeem yourself!

Gary Thomas, the artist behind Whozart Portraits specialises in hyper-realistic pastel paintings of pets but also wildlife and people.

Owning a custom painting of your dog is very special but for the artist to create a unique masterpiece, he needs the best possible photo of your dog - one taken at eye level - that expresses their beauty and personality and showing the colours (and mischief!) in their eyes. The artist can include a detailed background as well. 

Because creating a pet portrait to last a lifetime is such a personal experience, you will receive regular updates from Whozart Portraits to ensure you're satisfied with the entire process.

WIN a Whozart Pastel Pet Paintingvalued at $350* 
(*A3 size based on a square photo supplied, includes shipping).


To EnterLike/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (15/05/2020) and share with us in the comments "your favourite photo of your dog that would be used to create a unique #Whozart pastel painting and tell us why you'd love to win?


Discover Whozart Portraits at https://www.whozartportraits.com/

Follow the artist on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whozartportraits/
and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/whozartportraits/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 15th May 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 23rd May 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winner: S. Legg for her photo of Lira (via Facebook).

Australian Dog Lover Competition Winner, Border Collie Lira (by Whozart Portraits)

2. To enter, like/share the post and share with us in the comments "your favourite photo of your dog that would be used to create a unique #Whozart pastel painting and tell us why you'd love to win?" 
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.



Win 1 of 4 copies of 'Love your Dog' Book

Written by Australian Dr Claire Stevens, an animal lover, mum and veterinarian, who has always been fascinated with the connection and love shared between pets and their owners. 

Being a responsible and educated dog owner is no easy task! 

We often feel overwhelmed trying to make the right decisions for our pooches when it comes to difficult choices like their diet, vaccinations, surgery & medical procedures, pet insurance etc.
Published by Sydney-based Woodslane PressDr Claire's 'Love your Dog' is a complete guide to caring for your canine friend and would make a great (belated) Mother's Day gift for a dedicated (or new) dog mum!

In this book, you'll find expert and user-friendly advice from a practising Australian vet including: 
✔️ complete canine care guide following the life stages of a dog
✔️ practical advice on all aspects of caring for your furry friend
✔️ canine behaviour and training
✔️ coverage of the common canine diseases.

Paperback, 320 pages 
Publisher: Woodslane, 1st May 2020

RRP: $39.99 in all good bookstores or online.

One of our Top Picks of Mother's Day Gifts this year as a go-to book for everything a dog mum needs to know.

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of Dr Claire's 'Love your Dog' Book***
Total Prize Pool: $160.00

You can visit Dr Claire's website here drclairestevens.com 
or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DrClaireStevens/ and Instagram www.instagram.com/the.animal.doctor/

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our post (09/05/2020) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "what is the most loving thing you have ever done / would do for your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 9th May 2020 (9am) and closed on Saturday 16th May 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
Congratulations to our 4 winners: C. Roberts, M. Scrap, L. Alievsky, S. Abbott (via Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (09/05/2020) + Tell us "what is the most loving thing you have ever done / would do for your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

To celebrate the special bond between mum and pup, Kotes by Kobe is giving away one Kobes&Mags matching Skarf Set, made from CEO Kobe’s own fur.

If you haven't met him yet, let's introduce @kobethepyr, a Pyrenean Mountain Dog (also known as Great Pyrenees) living in the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Kotes by Kobe is his company (although technically he is Ko-Owner with his human mum) and they make dog clothing and accessories out of recycled dog fibres!


The Kotes by Kobe limited edition Kobes&Mags range is made from 2 special puppers: Kobe and his litter-mate brother Magnus. 

Their fur is blended with wool and alpaca fibres along with a touch of nylon, before being spun into their own specialty yarn. 
The yarn is then twisted with a supersoft blue merino for a heathered effect, and finally knitted into our traditional dog scarf design. 

Not only will this chunky knit keep pups stylishly warm in all seasons, it’s also their chance to wear a piece of the CEO!

The Kobes&Mags Skarf is available in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) with prices starting from $54.99.


For the dog mum, there's a human version of the Kobes&Mags Skarf (valued at $84.99) designed for discerning humans who want to match their stylish pup! 

This chunky knit will keep human companions as toasty and smart as their pups in all weathers. Twinning!

*** WIN a Kobes&Mags matching Skarf Set ***
 min. value of $140* (*prize includes free shipping but no Kobe sorry!) 

HOW TO ENTER

1. Like our Page & Post on Facebook or Instagram (02/05/2020) 
3. Show us (photo/video entries welcome) or Tell us in a story "what is the best example of the bond you share with your dog/s?

Why not check out the complete Kotes and accessories range, available from the Kotes by Kobe online shop including the Kompanion Kotes range of matching gear for pups and their humans!

You can follow Kotes by Kobe on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kotesbykobe/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 2nd May 2020 (4:00pm A.E.S.T.) and closed on Sunday 10th May 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winner: K. Morgan (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like/share our post and like the Kotes by Kobe Instagram Page and show us (photo/video entries welcome) or tell us in a story "what is the best example of the bond you share with your dog/s?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


To celebrate the release of our 2020 Mother's Day Gift Guide, we teamed up with SLINGGUARD to give you the chance to win your very own SlingGuard Car Seat Protector!

The team behind SLINGGUARD have poured their hearts and souls into designing it. 

After 8 years of research and hard work including many prototypes, the versatile SLINGGUARD is now available to all pet parents! You can use it as back seat coverpet hammocksingle car seat basket and cargo/boot protector.

Living at the beach and owning two Border Collies, they needed a seat protector to protect their car leather seats against sand and water damage, mud and hard wear and tear. 

SLINGGUARD was designed to transport dogs in the lap of luxury – using luxurious dense quality faux fur on one side (which repels hair), and padded heavy quality 100% waterproof non-slip nylon on the other. Whilst keeping car seats clean and dry is important, the designer believes the comfort and safety of their dogs is even more so. 
SLINGGUARD is fully reversible, so if your dog is wet and muddy/sandy, simply turn over to the heavy-duty nylon/canvas side which is 100% waterproof and padded for their comfort. 

The sides of SLINGGUARD are fastened with heavy duty zips which allow the sides to be unfastened and hang down when the dogs are jumping into the car – this means that there are no muddy paw prints on the side of the seat


SLINGGUARD can also be used as a Cargo Boot Liner

When they are snug within SLINGGUARD, you have the option to simply zip up the sides which helps prevent the car doors from becoming messy also.

When your dogs are clean and dry, swap to the reverse side to travel on. They settle down extremely fast, as they feel completely safe and snug and have no fear of falling into the footwell (when used in the hammock style configuration).


Our dogs are key members of t
he family and they love to travel with us so this is a unique chance to make your next car trips so comfortable, your dog will never want to get out!


*** WIN 1 SLINGGUARD Car Seat Protector ***
 valued at $170* (* prize includes  free shipping) 

To EnterLike/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (27/04/2020) and tell us in the comments "what will be your first outing with your dog using the #SlingGuard Car Seat Protector once we can travel again?

Don't want to leave it to chance? Until Mother's Day, you can use the exclusive code MOTHER to receive a $30 discount!

Learn more by visiting the SLINGGUARD website at www.slingguard.com.au/

You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Slingguard/


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Monday 27th April 2020 (4pm A.E.S.T.) and closed on Thursday 7th May 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to our winner: Patrick Kenny (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "what will be your first outing with your dog using the #SlingGuard Car Seat Protector once we can travel again?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Win 1 of 3 copies of 'Good Dog' ...

Written by Kate Leaver, a journalist for GlamourThe GuardianThe IndependentPottermore etcand author (The Friendship Cure). 

Born in Australia, she has worked as features editor at Cosmopolitan magazine and was senior editor at Mamamia. After living and working in London for several years, she has now returned to live in Australia with her boyfriend and Bertie, their dog. 

Celebratory, joyous and moving, Good Dog (out on April 20 in Australia) is a book about the profoundly healing, curative qualities of dogs - and how we need dogs in our lives more than ever. 

"Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong."- W.R. Purche.


Good Dog is about the power of canine friendship - in particular the profoundly healing role that dogs can play in our lives - a celebration of the extraordinary creatures who change - and sometimes even save - our lives.


Covering the science and history of our extraordinary relationship with dogs, and focusing on the role that dogs can play in enriching and improving our mental and emotional health and our lives, Good Dog is a celebration of the most remarkable cross-species friendship on the planet.

Good Dog focuses on ten powerful, personal stories of dogs and their owners, from Missy the pug, who has allowed 10-year-old autistic Cody to live his best life to Darcy, who spends precious time in a children's hospice; from Pip, who helps her teenage owner manage her diabetes, to Jingles, who works in therapy and rehab at a prison.

One of our Top Picks of Mother's Day Gifts this year for a dog mum who's running out of good options for her confinement reading!

Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia, 20th April 2020

RRP: $29.99 at www.booktopia.com.au and from all good bookstores.


*** Win 1 of 3 copies of 'Good Dog' by Kate Leaver ***
Total Prize Pool: $90.00

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our post (20/04/2020) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "why you'd like to read #GoodDog and which story grabs your interest the most?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Monday 20th April 2020 (5pm) and closed next Monday 27th April 2019 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
Congratulations to our 3 winners this week: Jo Scarlet Mia / Jean Rutherford (Facebook), Lorraine Cocks (Instagram).
2. To Enter, Like our post (20/04/2020) + Tell us "why you'd like to read #GoodDog and which story grabs your interest the most?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
To celebrate the release of our 2020 Mother's Day Gift Guide, we teamed up with the talented fibre artists sister act Dianne and Annette from Wild Woolly Heads to give you the chance to win your very own Wild Woolly Dog!

Working from (high-quality) photos Dianne and Annette will re-create the colours and characteristics of your own dog in their Brisbane studio.

Hand made using needle felting techniques and 100% natural Aussie/NZ wool to support local farmers plus handcrafted clay noses and glass eyes. Wild Woolly Dogs are soft and cuddly and made to look just like your dog, for you to hold and remember forever.

Winner's Wild Woolly Heads
miniature replica of Micky
These creations are heirloom quality and leave a small footprint on our planet like the dogs they represent. 

Often gifted to people going into smaller accommodation who can’t take their beloved dog, or going into hospital and fretting about leaving their dog. 


These dogs have travelled far and wide with people taking their pooch on holidays with them so as not too miss them too much. They are fun to own and also support people in their grief of losing a pet. 

So why not memorialise your dog with a lifelike miniature replica? They take between 30 to 200 hours of craftsmanship depending on the animal to create!

*** WIN 1 custom made Wild Woolly Dog ***
 valued at $350* (*includes shipping) 

To EnterLike/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (17/04/2020) and tell us in the comments "why would your mum (or you) love to receive a #WildWoollyHeads miniature replica of her/your dog?" 

But if you don't want to leave it to chance, you can use the special promo code LOVEMUMS to receive 30% off with free shipping.

Browse many examples of previous commissions by Wild Woolly Heads at www.wildwoollyheads.com

You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildwoollyheads/
or Instagram at 
www.instagram.com/wildwoollyheads/

TERMS & CONDITIONS


1. This Competition opened on Friday 17th April 2020 (4pm A.E.S.T.) and closed on Saturday 25th April 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winner: Julie Farmer (via Facebook) - see Micky's replica above!
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why would your mum (or you) love to receive a #WildWoollyHeads miniature replica of her/ your dog? 
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


Want an alternative to kibble? Unsure if your home made dog meals are balanced?

If your dog has been on a diet of highly processed kibble and dog biscuits, maybe it's time for a fresh alternative that is still super convenient. After all, just like our own highly processed food, many dog foods are high in palatability enhancers which can be quite addictive.

And, if you're already a raw or fresh food feeder, and are open to considering a really easy way to make complete and balanced fresh meals then please read on because for most healthy dogs, changing foods (over a few days) isn't really a big deal.


Bestie Kitchen AllRounder balancing supplement for dogs is a blend of 19 super-nutritious whole foods to add the missing elements to meat and create a complete and balanced fresh meal.

The free bestie app will work out the right portion (based on your choice of protein) and how much supplement to add daily as well as give you a shopping list (meat only) for the next 7 days.

AllRounder also boosts gut, immune and joint health, because it adds more than the ‘complete and balanced’ minimum. Formulated by an animal nutritionist to be mixed with fresh protein, it is
 packed with antioxidant-rich superfoods, fruit and veg, pre- and probiotics and more.You can find our recent Review here.

Each winner will receiver a 350g pack, valued at $54.95.

Bake-Yo-Crikkies are a human-grade treat that is complete, balanced and it boosts your dog's health.

It's a little bit different as it is made with Australian cricket protein and 17 other all natural food ingredients. Bake-Yo-Crikkies make complete and balanced treats, that can also be used as a meal replacement.

Simply add water, mix, roll and Bake-Yo-Crikkies for complete balanced homemade treats in less than 30 mins! 
Each winner will receive a 100g pack, valued at $20.


*** WIN 1 of 3 Bestie Kitchen Combo Prize Packs ***
(Each pack incl. 1 AllRounder + 1 Bake-Yo-Crikkies, each valued at $74.95)

To EnterLike our Page & Post (10/04/2020) on Facebook or Instagram and tell us "why your dog would benefit from switching to #mybestiemeal and which product are you most excited about?" Entries closing 18/04/2020 (midnight).

You can learn more about Bestie Kitchen at bestiekitchen.com 

Follow Bestie Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram at www.instagram.com/bestie.kitchen/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 10th April 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 18th April, 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our 3 winners: M. Follington, S. Mitchell and J. Em (via Facebook). The prize will be dispatched by the company directly.
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why your dog would benefit from switching to #mybestiemeal and which product are you most excited about?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

For many of us working from home at present, the novelty may be already wearing off... However it certainly affords more opportunities to spend quality time with our dog/s.

Earlier this year we were lucky enough to trial the Petssager Vibrating Pet Grooming & Massage Brush from Funked Up Pet Products with our senior dog Conner and we found it both convenient and easy to use any time and anywhere. You can read our Review here.

"Summertime when the livin' was easy" - Conner enjoying a light massage with the Petssager after his bath
For many people, a pet massage may sound like a luxury reserved for pampered pets but with the stressful world we live in, we thought many of you would love the chance of giving your dog (or cat) the ultimate bonding session in the comfort of your own home!

Made from high-grade silicone, the Petssager is gentle to your pet's sensitive skin and coat. It delivers a velvet smooth touch and can be used both as:

✔️ grooming brush at bath time. It is 100% waterproof and can be fully submerged.

✔️ vibrating massage brush. There are 7 vibrating speed settings plus a pulsating function.

Aside from promoting relaxation and sleep, a massage can be beneficial to your pets to increase blood circulationrelieve pain and discomfort in sore joints for older pets with arthritisimprove flexibility and performance for working and sporting dogs.

Just remember whilst grooming or massaging your dog to always give them a thorough check (for any lumps or bumps, cuts, sore muscles or fleas and ticks) and always consult your vet if you spot anything unusual.

The Petssager Vibrating Pet Massager & Brush is available in three colours: BlueBlack and Pink with our two winners getting to choose their favourite!

* WIN 1 of 2 Petssager Vibrating Grooming Massage Brush *
(Total Prize Pool Value: $150.00)

To EnterLike our Page & Post (03/04/2020) on Facebook or Instagram and in your own words tell us "why your pet would benefit from regular use of the Petssager AND your favourite colour?". Entries closing 11/04/2020 (midnight).

Follow Petssager on Facebook and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/petssager/

You can learn more about Petssager at petssager.co 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 3rd April 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 11th April, 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winners this week: Bella Jaye, Sam Woods (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why your pet would benefit from regular use of the Petssager AND your favourite colour?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

We're all in need of more TLC at present including our pets so thanks to the generous team at Kalmr Pet here's a chance to win some great pet care prizes for your pooches!

If you're already working from home or need to self-isolate at some point, grooming your dog provides a wonderful bonding experience plus Kalmr Pet products contain liquid magnesium, which offer a natural way to reduce muscle and joint pain in active or ageing pets and also provide relief from irritating skin disorders.

In the midst of surrounding chaos, we can all try to do something differently. Kalmr Pet are a small family business and their products are manufactured right here in Australia so please think big, shop small and buy local

Prize Pack #1: Kalmr Pet Liquid Magnesium Shampoo + Spray ($45) X 2

The Kalmr Pet Shampoo (500ml) is designed to clean your dog, shine their coat and improve their vitality. 

Kalmr Pet Dog Shampoo has at its core element, magnesium. Magnesium is known to relax muscles nerves and tendons, increase oxygen flows and revitalise energy levels. 

Added are Vitamin E cream and essential Lavender Oil, making this the perfect dog shampoo to help your favourite house member to feel and look good and smell great! 

The Kalmr Pet Spray (250ml) uses a totally naturally occurring Magnesium Chloride. When applied to any animal the spray will help relax the area, decrease muscle tension and decrease anxiety. It is especially recommended for pets suffering from arthritic joints or with tight muscles. 

The Kalmr Pet Spray is anti-bacterial and when applied to skin disorders, it can assist to heal the area over time. 

Prize Pack #2: Kalmr Pet Skin Creme ($30) X 2 

The Kalmr Pet Natural Liquid Magnesium Skin Cream is for use on your dog's irritated or dry skin.


It is designed to alleviate itchiness, repair damaged skin and increase healing time. 

Non toxic, it smears easily and only a little is required to treat an affected area. 


*** WIN 1 of 4 Kalmr Pet Care Prize Packs ***
(Total Prize Pool Value: $150.00)

To EnterLike our Page & Post (20/03/2020) on Facebook or Instagram and in your own words tell us "which #KalmrPet product do you feel would benefit your dog the most and why?"

Follow Kalmr Pet on Facebook and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kalmr_pet/

You can discover the Kalmr Pet range (multi packs available) at www.kalmrpet.com/ 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 20th March (4pm) and closed on Saturday 28th March, 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our 4 winners: J. Murphy, C. Kane (Prize Pack #1); C. Clarke, S. Sherry (Prize Pack #2) via Facebook.
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "which #KalmrPet product do you feel would benefit your dog the most and why?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Made from recycled materials, Puccii dog leads and collars are built to withstand our harsh Australian climate.

Every dog collar and lead sold by this new pet business equates to a donation to local animal welfare groups with over 50% of profits to be donated to shelters across Australia.

The story behind Puccii

Sydney schoolgirls Olivia (13) and Chloe (12) Palmer are besties with their neighbour Lauren Burke (12). For many years they have become increasingly passionate about animals and particularly, dogs. 


Puccii Team (Left to Right): Chloe Palmer (12), Lauren Burke (12), Olivia Palmer (13) and Remy Palmer

Chloe (left) has always been dog crazy to the extent that her fifth "birthday party" had to be held at a random dog adoption Sunday and all guests were four-legged! 

Lauren (middle) has her own Instagram account @phodografy. Her photography passion enables her to get up close and personal with all of the local dogs whilst honing a valuable skill.

Olivia (right) is the 'behind the scenes' budding entrepreneur.  She shuns being in front of the camera but is always working behind the scenes and is so unbelievably compassionate to all creatures great and small.

This dynamic trio have happily organised and enjoyed trips to visit rescue centres over the years. Initially, they set about raising funds through various chores in an effort to save dogs. 



They still want to adopt all of the dogs they see but through previous fundraising efforts, they have now formed an extra special bond with Rescue Hub, a group of dedicated local volunteers rescuing dogs on death row from local pounds and shelters.

Puccii was formed collaboratively as a way to create a steady stream of funds that could be donated. The desire to adopt all of the dogs has not dissipated but the children now have a focus knowing that funds generated from a necessary everyday dog item are being put to good use


They now focus their energy on sales, content creation for social media and every other aspect that brings them closer to dogs.

You can help these girls make a real difference by purchasing one their wonderful new leads and collars delivered in a recyclable hessian bag (simply message their Facebook page).
  • Puccii dog collars (orange/black or white/black) are one size fits all with an adjustable length to fit neck sizes from 32cm-60cm (RRP: $16.00)
  • Puccii dog leads are also adjustable in length from 1.5m-2m with an extra long bungee to absorb the shock of sudden pulls. They also feature a convenient cafe clip and an extra comfort handle for those long walks.(RRP: $39.00)
  • Puccii leads and collars come with reflective stitching for extra safety during early morning or evening walks.

*** WIN 1 of 3 Puccii Dog Lead & Collar Sets ***
(Total Prize Pool Value: $165.00)

To EnterLike our Page & Post (03/03/2020) on Facebook or Instagram and in your own words tell us "why do you think rescue matters and what do you love the most about the Puccii range?"

You can discover the Puccii Dog Leads & Collars on their website www.puccii-care.com and follow them  on Facebook and on Instagram (#pucciicare) at www.instagram.com/puccii_we_care/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 8th March, 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our 3 winners: D. Elle & Y. Pettis (via Facebook); @ronithelab (via Instagram).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why do you think rescue matters and what do you love the most about the Puccii range"?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Today Sunday 23rd February 2020, we're celebrating International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day with our dogs!

If you haven't got anything planned, don't panic as you may be able to make it up to them!  

We teamed up with Melbourne-based Laila and Me who are leaders in pet nutrition and healthy pet treats to offer you a chance to win 1 of 3 Mega Prizes with some of their amazing natural Single Protein Ingredient Dog Treats.

Prize Pack #1: Wellness Range Treats + Hemp Seed Oil ($60.95)
The new Laila and Me Wellness Range of Dog Treats have been specifically designed to add extra supplements into your dog's diet. This Prize Pack includes:

✔️ RoseHip Dog Treats 
✔️ Hemp Seed Dog Treats
✔️ Tea Time Dog Treats  PLUS
✔️ Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil made from 100% Australian hemp seeds and a modern day superfood for dogs! It contains all 10 essential amino acids and is an excellent source of Vitamin E.

Prize Pack #2: Nourish Range Meal Toppers ($55)

This Laila and Me Nourish Range Prize Pack includes:

✔️ Bum-kin Australian Organic Pumpkin and Apple concentrated powder (50g)
✔️ Australian Organic Beef bone broth powder  (50g)
✔️ Export Grade New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels (50g)


Prize Pack #3: Freeze Dried Dog Treats ($55)

This Laila and Me new Freeze Dried Raw range consists of four new single ingredient protein, grain-free dog treats that only use human-grade, export-grade quality meat. Your Prize Pack includes:

✔️ 1 x Wild Boar Freeze Dried Raw (60g pack)
✔️ 1 x Kangaroo Freeze Dried Raw (60g pack)
✔️ 1 x Chicken Hearts Freeze Dried Raw (60g pack)
✔️ 1 x Beef Freeze Dried Raw (60g pack)

WIN 1 of 3 Laila and Me Dog Treats Prizes (3 separate prizes*)
(Total Prize Pool Value: min. $170)

To EnterLike our Page & this Post on Facebook or Instagram (23/02/2020) and tell us "which Prize Pack you feel your dog/s would enjoy the most AND why?"

You can discover Laila and Me's entire range of Dog TreatsDog SupplementsDog Toys and Dog Subscription Boxes (and more...) on their website at lailaandme.com.au

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lailaandme1/
or Instagram at www.instagram.com/laila.and.me/


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Sunday 23rd February 2020 (4pm) and closed on Sunday 1st March, 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our 3 winners: L. Smith (Prize Pack #1), C. Fitzgerald (Prize Pack #2); A. Trindade (Prize Pack #3) selected from our Facebook entries.
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "which Prize Pack you feel your dog/s would enjoy the most AND why?"?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


On behalf of 20th Century Studios we are giving away 10 Double Passes to the cinematic adaption of the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD.

Adapted from the beloved literary classic by Jack LondonTHE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a bighearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. 
As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team - and later its leader - Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. 

As a live-action/animation hybrid, THE CALL OF THE WILD employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photo-realistic and emotionally authentic characters.

THE CALL OF THE WILD opens in Australian cinemas on February 20, 2020


Director:
 Chris Sanders 
(co-director How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods)
Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford and Colin Woodell.

Follow the latest movie news on these social media accounts:
Facebook |Instagram |Youtube


Thanks to 20th Century StudiosAustralian Dog Lover readers have the chance to:

*** WIN 1 of 10 in-season Double Passes *** 
(Total Prize Pool $440)

To Enter, Like/Share (post 14/02/20) & Tell us "why you'd love to see this adaptation of The Call of the Wild?" on Facebook  or Instagram @australiandoglover 





TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 14th February (3pm) and closed on Saturday 22nd February, 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.
Our winners will be drawn on Sunday 23rd February and once contacted, they will be announced the following day.
2. To enter, like & share this post and tell us "why you'd love to see this cinematic adaptation of The Call of the Wild?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.

* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions and no correspondence will be entered into.




Receiving a custom illustrated artwork of your best friend is a unique Valentine's Gift present.

We all have thousands of photos of our furbabies in the cloud, but keeping that special one on your wall or desk as a high-quality custom artwork would be far more enjoyable!


To celebrate the release of our 2020 Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Dogs / Dog Lovers, we teamed up with the talented team of artists at Pawprints to give you the chance to win 
your very own artwork (from photo), usually delivered within two weeks within Australia!


You can choose from various frame styles / hero colours / framing options and design styles to create a gift that is truly one of a kind. This would be the perfect Valentine's Day present for the dog lover in your life or yourself!

*** WIN 1 Custom Framed Peephole Pawprint (one pet) ***
 valued at $149* (* 13cm x 18cm, includes framing and shipping) 

To EnterLike/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (31/01/2020) and tell us in the comments "why you'd love a custom pet portrait of your dog?" 

Discover all the options available from Pawprints at www.pawprintsby.com
You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pawprintsby
or Instagram at 
@pawprintsby


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 31st January 2020 (4pm A.E.S.T.) and closed on Saturday 8th February 2020 (midnight).
Congratulations to our winner: T. Gray (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why you'd love a unique custom pet portrait of your dog? 
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

To ring in this new year and bring everyone some well-needed cheer, the pawsome team at the Moonlight Cinema is giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 double passes to watch a movie under the stars with your pooch!

Moonlight Cinema is located in picturesque parklands in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth* (no dogs) and Adelaide, where film-fanatics across the country can recline on a plush bean bed under the stars or unfurl a picnic blanket and unwind amidst the lively festival atmosphere.

Sydneysiders, please note that there's a NEW venue at Western Sydney Parklands during January 2020!

Whether you’re after a night of flawless family entertainment, a carefree catch up with your closest mates or a sizzling first date, Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience. From action-packed blockbusters, to phenomenal period dramas, captivating biopics and critically acclaimed award contenders – Moonlight delivers a plethora of must-see summer films. 

* Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to the Moonlight Cinema *
(Total Prize Pool: $170 - 1 Double Pass for each location below)

✔️ Sydney: Centennial Park, Nov 28 – 29 March 2020
✔️ Western Sydney: Western Sydney Parklands, Jan 1 - Feb 2, 2020
✔️ Adelaide: Botanic Park, Dec 13 –16 February 2020
✔️ Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, Dec 14 – 29 March 2020
✔️ Melbourne: Royal Botanic Gardens - Central Lawn, Nov 28 – 29 March 2020

To check the latest program in your City, visit www.moonlight.com.au

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our Post (10/01/2020) PLUS our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account

2) Tell us "why you'd like to take your dog to Moonlight Cinema AND which venue you'd attend?" on our Facebook page or Instagram page before 18/12/20 (midnight, AEST).


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 10th January 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 18th January 2020 (midnight, AEST). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winners: via Facebook: N. Tebble (Adelaide); L. Morrissey (Sydney - Centennial Park); J. Chua (Sydney - Western Sydney Parklands); D. Vaughan (Melbourne); via Instagram: @apollo_and_scooby (Brisbane)
2. To Enter, Like our post (10/12/2019)  and  Tell us "why you'd like to take your dog to Moonlight Cinema AND which venue you'd attend?+ via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.

5. Tag your friends in your entry for additional chances.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


To celebrate the launch of their new collection, we teamed up with Australia fashion designer Swanky Paws for a chance to win your choice* of Australian-made luxury dog accessories and personalised dogwear in time for Christmas!

*  winner's selection excludes the Swarovski Bow Ties / Collars as out of stock!


The 2019 Christmas Collection includes a wide range of Velvet Bow Ties, Sailor Bow Ties, Christmas Dog Bandanas & Dresses (in traditional colours like red, green and bold).

The Swanky Paws dog wear collection includes:


  • The Swanky Bow Ties are available in 17 colours and 2 sizes so you can get one for every occasion!You also have the option to add your dog's name in a fancy Rose Gold or a Swarovski Crystal to the Bow.
  • The Premium Dog Sailor Bow Ties are made from a luxurious feel Velvet and also come in 17 different colours and 2 sizes. Included is the FREE personalisation of your pet's name.
You'll be making a statement when you include one of these unique bow ties in your pup's next party outfit!

Choose from Dog Bandanas, Dog Bow Ties, Dog Collars & Leashes or have something custom made for that special occasion! 

Or to ramp up the 'WOW' factor another notch, why not use your voucher towards one of their flowing prom-style inspired Dresses designed by Instagram famous dog Coco?

*** Win 1 of 3 Swanky Paws $50 Vouchers ***
(Total Prize Pool: $150)

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (06/12/19) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account

2) Like the Swanky Paws page at https://www.facebook.com/swankypawsau

3) Tell us "where will your dog wear his new luxury accessories or threads by #SwankyPaws?" on our Facebook page or Instagram page before 13/12/19.
Photography Credit (all): Studio1000 Photography Australia

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 6th December 2019 (4pm) and closed on Friday 13th December (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winners: M. Bolitho, S. Rylie Mayers & V. Willow-Mycio.
2. To Enter, Like our post (06/12/2019)  and  Tell us "where will your dog wear his new luxury accessories or threads by #SwankyPaws?" + via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH ACCOUNTS to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Tag your friends in your entry for additional chances.
7. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


To celebrate the launch of our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide for Dog Lovers, we teamed up with Sure Petcare for your chance to win one of their Animo Behaviour Monitor & Activity Trackers.

Animo is so much more than the standard ‘Activity Monitor’: it provides you with a window into your pet’s day, his daily activity, behaviour and wellbeing

By learning your pet’s daily behaviour traitsAnimo can alert you to possible changes outside normal parameters, including barking, scratching and shaking.

Animo's main features include:

✔️ Activity and Behaviour Monitor
✔️ Records sleep quality during the night
✔️ Monitors activity and play
✔️ Set goals and check these against recommendations
✔️ Reports behaviour-based insights to help indicate changes in health or wellbeing
✔️ Durable, lightweight, compact and waterproof – designed to cope for the day to day activity demands
✔️ Six-month battery life which is easy to replace with a coin cell which does not need repeated recharge

We've reviewed a few pet tech gadgets over the past 4 years but when it comes to reliability combined with a very user-friendly app, this is the best Activity Tracker we've trialled to date! You can read our detailed review here.

Technical Specifications



Sure Petcare's Animo Activity Tracker views from the front, side and back

  • Dimensions: 37mm dia. x 11.5mm depth 
  • Weight: 22g 
  • Battery: CR2032 coin cell battery 
  • Battery Life: 6 months 
  • Water ResistanceIP67 - Protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes 
  • Collar Attachment: Fits collar widths 12mm – 30mm 
  • Sensor: 3 axis accelerometer 
  • iOS & Android Compatibility
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Low Energy 
  • Data Synchronisation: 10m data synchronisation range 
  • Any member of an app household can sync with any Animo device in the household 
  • Memory: 3 weeks’ memory between syncs

If you love being active with your dog(s), Animo would make a great Christmas present for yourself!

* Win 1 of 2 Sure PetCare Animo Behaviour Monitor & Activity Tracker *
(Total Prize Pool: $200.00)

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (17/11/19) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Like the Sure Petcare page at https://www.facebook.com/surepetcare/
3) Tell us "which Animo's feature do you like the most and why/how would it benefit your dog?" (be as specific as possible) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page before 24/11/19.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Sunday 17th November (12pm) and closed on Sunday 24th November (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our 2 winners: Fenella Cochrane; Michelle Henderson (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks for the prize to be sent directly by the company.
2. To Enter, Like our post (17/11/2019) + Tell us "which Animo's feature do you like the most and why/how would it benefit your dog?" (be as specific as possible) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH ACCOUNTS to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Tag your friends in your entry for additional chances.
7. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Win 1 of 3 copies of 'Miracle Mutts' ...


Written by Laura Greaves a multi-award-winning journalist, author and proud 'crazy dog lady'. Now a freelance writer, Laura has written for countless dog and pet-specific print and web publications. She's also the author of the collections: Incredible Dog JourneysDogs with Jobs and The Rescuers and more.

A miracle is described as an extraordinary event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. 

She has found and documented these miracles from around the world in Miracle Mutts, a collection of fifteen heart-warming stories of dogs who have survived - and thrived - against all odds.

Dogs are known for their generous hearts, energy and grit. In times of hardship when hope is lost, it’s the underdogs of the world who have the most to teach us. 

Some of the dogs featured include:

Fergus: a Golden Retriever abused and burned only to be rescued and working as a therapy dog for burn survivors.
Jake: a Pit Bull puppy saved from a fire by his firefighter neighbour, and now an honorary fire department mascot.
Guy: a Beagle found malnourished and alone in a forest only to be adopted by Meghan Markle.
Maggie: shot 17 times on the streets of Beirut and blinded, is now providing support to stressed-out students and aged-care residents in the United Kingdom.
Kalu: a brave and strong spirited dog who lost her puppies and three of her legs in a farming accident.
Millie: a disabled Greyhound who became Australia’s first bionic dog.

Miracle Mutts demonstrates the power of compassion and the incredible spirits of dogs in the face of adversity. 

You’ll find impossible survival stories, humans and animals with hearts of gold, and recovery from unimaginable cruelty. As you turn the last page, you’ll find yourself believing in miracles. A brilliant Christmas gift for any dog lover!

Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia, Imprint: Bantam, 5th November 2019

Price: $27.35 at www.booktopia.com.au

*** Win 1 of 3 copies of 'Miracle Mutts' ***
Total Prize Pool: $105
Millie, the bionic dog adopted from Greyhound Rescue and fitted with a prosthetic leg - Photo Credit: Nora Anderson-Dieppe

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our post (10/11/19) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "why would you like to win a copy of 'Miracle Mutts' / who would be the happy recipient?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Sunday 10th November, 2019 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 16th November 2019 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to our 3 winners: Kym Newman, Samantha Abbott, Jan Walker.

Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (10/11/19) + Tell us "Why would you like to win a copy of 'Miracle Mutts' / who would be the happy recipient?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

It's party time for Australian Dog Lover fans with our annual Birthday Giveaway ($2,800 in prizes) to spoil all your furry friends!

This October, Australian Dog Lover is officially celebrating its 4th Birthday and we could not have done it without you: our loyal readers, magazine subscribers (it's free!) and pet industry supporters so we want to thank you all because you're the reason why we keep on going day after day!

As many of you may not know, there's only one person behind Australian Dog Lover and now Australian Cat Lover (plus a supportive crew of 3 Belgian Shepherds and one cat!).
We work tirelessly to bring you over 25-30 stories each month plus free digital monthly magazines containing our top stories, the latest of everything dog-related in Australia plus special offers and competitions for your pooches. 

Contrary to other platforms, we do not charge a fee to read our stories however we do need your continued love and support... Please take the time to read, like and share our stories and tell your pet loving friends about us so that we can keep delivering this free service to all pet lovers across Australia and grow the amazing community we have created together!

This year again, we teamed up with 9 pawsome Aussie pet brands and online pet stores (Aussie Dog ProductsDog PoolsHoundztoothIndie BohoModern PetsPet ObsessedPetSafe AustraliaVetnex and Wolf & I Co.), for your chance to win some amazing pet products to spoil your pooches (or kitties, we don't judge!)
So please take the time to find out more about them and give them a like on Facebook/ Instagram to thank them for their generosity.

This competition officially opens on Friday 18th October (4pm) and runs till Sunday 10th November (4pm).


*** WIN 1 of 33 separate prizes with a total prize pool of $2,800!! *** 

To Enter:

✔️ Like & Share our Post (18/10/19) + Comment on Facebook or Instagram:"which prize would you like to win and why your pooch / you would love this prize the most?"

✔️ As with all our competitions, you MUST FIRST LIKE our Facebook or Instagram account to be eligible for any prize in this competition! 


✔️ You can ONLY enter ONE prize category (so please take the time to read each prize description and choose wisely because you'll need to get those creative juices flowing to stand out from the pack! P
hoto and video entries are welcome (Closing Sunday 10/11/19).

Choose from 1 of 9 amazing Prize Packs:

#1. Aussie Dog Products: - 10 x Dog Wet Vests 


Now that the weather’s heating up, this brand new Aussie Dog Wet Vest would be perfect to help your dog survive the summer heatweave and keep their exercise up. 

This Wet Vest features a light and flexible material that conserves energy so your pooch can play for longer. The vest can also double as a compression vest during storms if you have a pooch suffering from thunderstorm phobia.

To use on a warm day, simply wet the jacket with cool water and place on your dog to cool him/her off!

The Wet Vest comes in 4 sizes, ranging from $29.95-$44.95.
We have 10 x Wet Vests (3 Small, 3 Medium, 2 Large, 2 Extra Large) with a total prize pool of $364.50.

Please specify which size you'd like to win in your entry! 


#2. Dog Pools Australia: 3 x Foldable Dog Pools

"Splish, Splash, I was taking a bath!" will become your dog's favourite song this summer and he can even invite all his pals over for a pool party!

From Dog Pools Australia - who brought the famous  One Dog One Bone dog pools to our shores - comes a new practical and lightweight solution to keep your pooch happy on those sticky hot days!

The Foldable Dog Pool is easy to set up (no inflation required) and simple to use. 
It comes with in-built drains which makes filling or draining a breeze.

These large pools (165cm x 30cm high) are portable and durable (made from tough PVC to withstand playful dogs). They're also safe for your pooches as they feature an anti-slip bottom. 

Aimed at Large / Extra Large Dogs or the super-sized dog family, we have 3 Foldable Dog Pools (valued at $149 each) for you to win.
Total Prize Pool of $447.


Learn more by visiting www.dogpools.com.au/shop-dog-pools/


#3. PetSafe: Ricochet Electronic Dog Toy & + Automatic Ball Launcher
We have the ultimate entertainment combo for your active dogs this summer with options for both fun indoors and outdoors.

Brand new to Australia, the PetSafe® Ricochet Electronic Dog Toy will give your dog a new type of challenge!

As your dog plays with one of the interactive paired toys, a fun and exciting squeak sound is heard from the other toy. When your furry friend investigates the second toy, the sound bounces back to the first toy. Now, this will "do your dog a confuse!"

Your dog will love trying to find the squeaky sound. While not a chew toy, the Ricochet is durable enough for intense play. When your dog is done for the day, it will automatically turn off after 60 minutes of non-interaction to conserve the battery life. 
The PetSafe® Ricochet is the perfect addition to your dog’s toy box! Valued at $79.95.

An absolute classic, your dog will have a great time playing fetch with the PetSafe® Automatic Ball Launcher


The water-resistant system features 6 angle settings and 9 distance settings to launch standard tennis balls across the yard or house! The adjustable settings launch tennis balls between 2.5 and 9 metres in distance, and up to a 45-degree angle.
A safety sensor is featured at the front of the Ball Launcher. This postpones the release of the ball until your dog is at least 2 metres away. Valued at $199.95.

One lucky winner will walk away with both prizes (total prize pool $280).

Learn more about PetSafe Australia's range at intl.petsafe.net/en-au

#4. Houndztooth: 2 x Marble Dog Bowls (Medium/Large)

You'll no longer have to hide the dog’s bowls when guests come over because your pooch’s accessories can become a statement piece for your home.


The Houndztooth Marble Dog Bowl is Australian-designed and made using White Carrara Marble with grey veins. These timelessly beautiful bowls are finished with a water proofing sealant, and not only do they look sleek, but they will also help keep your best friend’s water cool.


The sturdy design will stop even the nosiest pups from pushing the bowl around and spilling water or food everywhere, minimising the mess in your home.

As marble is a natural stone, each bowl is manufactured with its own natural finish and colours making it as unique as your beloved pet. 

The Houndztooth Marble Dog Bowls are available in three generous sizes and we have both a Small (800ml) and a Medium size (1.7 litres) to give away with a total prize pool of $270.


Please specify which size you'd like to win in your entry!

Learn more about Houndztooth's range of dog grooming, dog treats and pet accessories at houndztooth.com.au/shop/


#5. Indie Boho: Pet Bed + Pet Blanket + Dog Bowl Set (Cactus design)

This Indie Boho Cactus Fusion - Designer Pet Blanket blends together 3 popular bed designs: Cactus GardenDesert Cacti and Succulent Medley

The colours are vibrant and the cacti clusters make for a unique pattern that is once again, unique to Indie Boho. The fabric used is ultra plush, almost velvet-like that will keep your pets sleeping soundly.

Suitable for cats and dogs alike plus it's big enough (130 x 120cm) to share! Valued at $49.95.

This Cactus Fusion Blanket complements the Cactus Garden, Desert Cacti and Succulent Medley pet beds and couch throws.

This Mega Prize Pack also includes an Indie Boho Pet Bed - Cactus Garden in the Extra Large size (100 x 85 x 9 cm).

This statement piece pet bed will light up any bohemian inspired home or outdoor area. With many varieties of cacti depicted, the desert garden is exquisite, contemporary yet fun all in one. Plus the dark colour will hide dirt marks, in-between washes. Valued at $138.95.


It also matches the Cactus Garden Dog Food & Water Bowls. This prize includes a matching set with a Medium size bowl (15cm diameter) and Large size bowl (19cm). Valued at $50.95.

One lucky winner will receive ALL these items (total prize pool $240)!

Discover Indie Boho's range of pet accessories at www.indieboho.com.au/collections/


#6. Modern Pets: Dogness Smart Automatic Pet Feeder & Pet Camera

This prize is for the pet tech lover in your house or those who can't bear to be parted from their beloved pooches! 

The Dogness Smart Automatic Pet Feeder exclusive to Modern Pets is a convenient pet feeding solution for the modern pet parent. 
Connecting to your phone via the Dogness App, this Wi-Fi enabled feeder allows you to feed your pet on scheduled meal times or on demand, all at your fingertips whilst seeing your pet and home through the camera (in-built night vision). 

With portion control and a consistent feeding routine, it's easy to manage your pet's weight or help with weight loss for your overweight pet. Customise your pet's meals with flexible portions from 5g – 600 grams and up to 6 meals per day. 

Now you can monitor your pets from anywhere, anytime
If you’re constantly worried your dog is eating too much or not enough, or are looking for an easy feeding solution when your boss asks you to work back late or when taking those short trips away, then this smart feeder could be the right choice!

One lucky winner will receive a Dogness Smart Automatic Pet Feeder (valued at $299.95).

To learn more and discover Modern Pets' range of stylish and high-quality products for both dogs and cats, visit www.modernpet.com.au

#7. Pet Obsessed: 6 x Dog Subscription Boxes

Sydney-based Pet Obsessed work with you to create a personalised box that’s just right for you and your furry friend.

They include quality treats to keep your pup healthy, premium dog toys to keep them entertained, not forgetting chewers to make sure their teeth aren’t busy chewing something they’re not supposed to!

Your Pet Obsessed Dog Subscription Box comes with different items each month and shipping is included.

Available in Small (from $44), Medium (from $55) or Large (from $66) as a regular subscription, Pet Obsessed also offer boxes for special occasions: Birthday Box, Puppy Pack, Travel Pack etc. and even offer a Cat Box!


We have 6 x Dog Subscription Boxes (2 Smalls, 2 Medium and 2 Large) to give away! That's a massive prize pool of $330 to share between 6 winners.

* Choose the box size that is best suited to your dog size / breed in your entry.


You'll find more details about what's included in the box at petobsessed.com.au/dog-subscription-box/

#8. Vetnex: 3 x Dental Care + 3 Bone & Joint Care Prizes

Vetnex is an Australian brand of natural animal care products with a mission to help our beloved pets live healthier and happier.

All Vetnex nutraceutical products are manufactured or derived from premium natural ingredients developed by a team of veterinarians, pharmacologists, nutritionist and naturopaths with in-depth industry experience.

Their range is designed to assist your dogs and cats with their Oral & Dental, Bone & Joint Care, Nutrition Care and Skin & Coat Care. 


Vetnex Natural Dental Care Plaque Control Soft Chews for Dogs & Cats is a natural product to help reduce dental plaque, tartar and bad breath. 

The product is 100% natural with added real Australian beef liver to make it palatable and enjoyable for both dogs and cats. 

The product is orally ingested and offers a natural solution for pets to help maintain healthy teeth and gums, and fresh breath. We have 3 to give away, valued at $42.99 each.

Vetnex Seaweed Calcium with Vitamin D Soft Chews for Dogs is a natural formula with added vitamin D, which is specially formulated for dogs. 

The product contains a plant based highly bioavailable natural seaweed calcium, with added vitamin D to help calcium absorption. Good quality and adequate amount of calcium intake is important for the growth and many other physiological functions of your dogs.

The product provides a good source of calcium and vitamin D with added real Australian beef liver, in a convenient and palatable soft chew form, to support the nutrition needs of your dogs. We have 3 to give away, valued at $42.99 each.


Discover the entire Vetnex Natural Animal Care range at www.vetnex.com.au/

#9. Wolf & I Co.: 3 x $100 Vouchers for Climbing Rope Dog Accessories 

Wolf & I Co. are a Noosa-based company who design their own range of lightweight, weatherproof, climbing rope dog leashes, collars and dog accessories.
 

Their range of dog leashes are designed with the thickest 12mm climbing grade rope - creating less sag than 9mm or even 10mm rope when not under tension - meaning the leash stays away from your dogs legs where they often get tangled up.

The Wolf & I Co. leashes withstand so much more chewing as they're made with reinforced stitching; a protective sleeve makes it super strong, ensuring the rope can withstand the sharpest of teeth!

Reflective weave features in select designs, handy for those that love night walks or adventures in low light.

Their matching collar range replicates these robust design principles offering thicker nylon than many products on the market, reflective weave and secure double D rings for your dog's security and safety.

To allow you to select your favourite design and accessories, they are giving away 3 x $100 Vouchers to be used on their online shop.
 (Total Prize Pool $300).

Go. Explore. Discover their website at wolfandico.com.au/categories/

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Well, that's our line-up for 2019 so if you've made it this far, the hardest part is now for you to decide what would make your dog really happy! Thank you for entering and good luck every-pawdy!


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 18th October 2019 (4pm) and CLOSED on Sunday 10th November 2019 (4pm). This competition is open to Australian residents only. 
The winners will be announced on this post and our Competitions page once all 33 winners have been confirmed.  

  • Dog Pools (3): Al Nicola, Sandy Fielding & Cassie McKinless 
  • PetSafe Australia toys (1): Tammy Garner
  • Houndztooth Marble Dog Bowls (2): Sarah Blackaby, @elkie.thetherapypup
  • Indie Boho (1): @floody_06
  • Modern Pets Dogness Smart Feeder & Camera (1): Samantha Jane
  • Pet Obsessed Boxes (6): Cecylka Grajewska, Annika Gustavsson, Tracey Fitzsimmons, Julie McNeilly, Crissy Rayner @hackey_quack
  • Wolf & I Co (3): Sharon Lo, Todd Monaghan, @timmy9mill
  • Vetnex (6): Debra Maclean, Tracy Koeberle, Kirsty Nola, Carrie Field, Samantha Farthing, @95puppyplay
  • Aussie Dog Wet Vests (9): 1 M: Melissa McFall, 2 L: Tamara Piffl, Tara Devonport; 3 XL: Ryan Salvesen, Tracy Zhu, Debbie Mackay (12/11); plus 3 S: Jacki Burton, Sue Thornhill, Josie Portelli (21/11).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prizes directly from each company.
2. To enter, like and share our post and tell us "which product you'd like and why your pooch deserves to win this fantastic prize?". The entries judged most creative will win!
3. Please note you MUST Like our Facebook page or Follow our Instagram page @australiandoglover to be eligible.
4. You can only enter once (choose one product category) or you will be disqualified from the draw.
5. Each extra person tagged in the Comments will earn the entrant an additional entry!
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Australian Dog Lover would like to thank the nine amazing sponsors of our Competition this year: Aussie Dog ProductsDog PoolsHoundztoothIndie BohoModern PetsPet Obsessed, PetSafe AustraliaVetnex and Wolf & I Co.


If you're not a DIY week-end warrior, you may have missed the launch of the Happy Tails original collection of pet accessories at warehouse prices, available exclusively at Bunnings Warehouse stores since May 2019.

The Happy Tails range includes all the doggy accessories you need to welcome your new furry friend home with creature comfort in mind. You can find all the essentials:  from plush pet beds to pet bowls and toys, dog collars, leashes and more! The entire collection is at an affordable price point, ranging from $5 to $75.

Enter our competition for a chance to get your paws on one of the Happy Tails Ultimate Doggy Starter Packs (valued at $75 each) with:

1) Happy Tails Dog Collar Medium "Paws" (RRP $4)
2) Happy Tails Dog Lead - 180cm "Paws" (RRP $5)
3) Happy Tails Pet Bowl Small Melamine "Brightdays" (RRP $6)
4) Happy Tails Pet Bowl Medium Melamine "Brightdays" (RRP $8)
5) Happy Tails Drinking Kettle (RRP $3)
6) Happy Tails Pet Toy "Long Leg Monkey" (RRP $10)
7) Happy Tails Pet Toy "Squeaking Sheep" (RRP $6)
8) Happy Tails Pet Tidy - Puppy Training Grass (RRP $18)
9) Happy Tails Fleece Pet Bed (90cm x 68cm, RRP $15) 
  


*** Win 1 of 2 Happy Tails 'Doggy Starter Packs' ***
Total Prize Pool $150

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account AND our post (27/09/19) PLUS
2) Show us / Tell us "who will be the happy recipient of this Ultimate Doggy Starter Pack and what you think they'll love the most?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

To find out more about the range, follow the tales of Happy Tails on Instagram @talesofhappytails

About Happy Tails

Happy Tails is a chic, cheeky and affordable pet care and accessories range, designed for the comfort of our furry family members.

About AMES Australasia

AMES Australasia develops, sources and supplies innovative products that help enhance the homes, landscapes and lifestyles of all Australians. The company owns a range of iconic lifestyle brands including Cyclone, Hills, Nylex, Northcote Pottery, Tuscan Path, Westmix and Kelso.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. This Competition closed on Saturday 5th October, 2019 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the company.
Congratulations to our winners this week: Julie Scott, Tieng Kucan (via Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (27/09/19) + Tell us "who will be the happy recipient of this Ultimate Doggy Starter Pack and what you think they'll love the most?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


When it comes to dog treats, there's no doubt that quality beats quantity! 
Whether you're using treats as rewards for your dogs' training or only on special occasions, you want to ensure that what you're feeding your dogs is free of fillers and preservatives and delivers real health benefits.

Pawsome Organics is an Australian-based company passionate about offering certified organic and locally made dog treats and supplements

The company has won “2019 Product of the Year*” for their hemp products, which include different treat variations as well as hemp oils and “nectars.” 
* awarded by the Australian Cannabis Awards

They recently added hemp collars and leads as well as naturally shedded deer antlers to their offering.

Developed by an animal nutritionist, the Pawsome Organics range of treats currently includes 4 flavours, each available in a 250g pack: 

✔️ Banana + Hemp 
✔️ Pumpkin + Turmeric
✔️ Coconut + Kale and 
✔️ Grain-Free Hemp + Rosemary 

WIN 1 of 3 Dog Treats Prize Packs* (all 4 flavours)
* valued at $71.60 each

To EnterLike and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (13/09/2019) and simply comment by telling us "why would your dogs love to try these certified organic dog treats?* Total Prize Pool is $215 * 

You can find Pawsome Organics at www.pawsomeorganics.com.au
Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pawsomeorganics/
or Instagram at www.instagram.com/pawsomeorganics/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 21st September, 2019 (midnight).
Congratulations to our 3 winners: Chayleigh Stopher, Vonnick Fidler & Leanne Verbaken (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why would your dogs love to try these certified organic dog treats"?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Time to get muddy with your dogs at South West Mudfest 2019 / Swan Valley Mudfest 2019!

If you don't have your tickets yet, this is your chance to have fun splashing in the mud with friends and your pooches, when you take part in the annual Muddy Paws Challenge.


We know our four-legged pooches sometimes think they’re human, so get excited about giving your furry best friend a muddy good time too with the Australian first Muddy Paws Challenge. This really is the mud run for everyone because you and your dog can dash through the dirt together! If you haven’t competed in a mud run or obstacle race before, then this is the course for you.

Taking place in the afternoon, there’s no chance of you or your pooch getting out clean through this specially designed dog-friendly 5-6 km course, featuring 25+ obstacles.


We have a Double Pass (2 Adults + 1 Dog) to give away for EACH event (2 in total).

1) South West Mudfest at the Bootleg Winery - Sunday 29th September (1:30pm to 2:00pm) OR


2) Swan Valley Mudfest at Belvoir Estate - Sunday 13th October 2019 (11:30pm to 2:00pm)

*** Win 1 of 2 x Double Passes ***
(each Double Pass is valued at $110 each) 


To Enter, Like/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (01/09/2019) and tell us "why would you love to attempt the Muddy Paws Challenge AND at which location"?
Entries closing Saturday 7th September (midnight)

* Please Note *:

1) All dogs must wear a lead at all times and a muzzle if required.
2) Not every participant needs to have a dog in the Muddy Paws Challenge time waves. You can have a couple, family or group of friends run with one dog, or a few! 
 


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 7th September, 2019 (midnight). Open to WA residents only (or you must be able to travel to the venue on those dates). 
Congratulations to our winners: South West Mudfest Pass: Roz Keays; Swan Valley Mudfest: Elizabeth Savile (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like & share our post and tell us "why would you love to attempt the Muddy Paws Challenge AND at which location?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

We may all be dreaming of Spring but there are still plenty of cold wet days ahead... If your dogs are spending hours home alone, they'll love cuddling to one of these snuggly dog toys from the new Bark-A-Boo Arctic, exclusive to PETstock (in stores or online).

The Bark-A-Boo Arctic Range is a winter wonderland for dogs with its soft toys, twisters, squeakers and ropes all in beautiful winter designs.

As a pet parent you will be happy too with the white, grey, blue and metallic range of polar bears, penguins, whales and walruses designed to look stylish in any home. 

Enter our competition for a chance to warm up your chilly pets with a pawsome prize pack (valued at RRP $43 each) with three toys: 

  
*** Win 1 of 4 'Bark-A-Boo Arctic Dog Toys' Prize Packs ***
Total Prize Pool $172

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account AND our post (23/08/19) Plus
2) Tell us "what indoor games or toys keep your dogs happy on cold winter days?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 31st August, 2019 (midnight).  Congratulations to our winners: Erin Engellenner, Erica Grubb, Michele Denning & Brooke Sauer (via Facebook).

2. To Enter, Like our post (23/08/19) + Tell us "what indoor games or toys keep your dogs happy on cold winter days?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Win 1 of 5 copies of 'Your First Puppy' Book ...

'Your First Puppy' is an essential guide for any family with young children embarking on sharing their lives with a four-legged family member.

The book was written by Amy Curran who lives in the Blue Mountains with her husband, four children and many dogs, cats and other animals where she also raises award-winning Australian Cattle Dogs.

In this essential guide, a young child (and their parents) will discover  - in a language the whole family will understand and enjoy - all the basics about keeping your first dog healthy and happy:

✔️ What a puppy needs (supplies, preparing your home and yard).
✔️ Puppy's first days at home 
✔️ Feeding your puppy
✔️ Grooming and basic care at home
✔️ Understanding a dog's boundaries, play time and more
✔️ Training your puppy (Toilet time, crate training, being alone and socialisation, walking on a lead, basic commands)
✔️ Transporting your puppy
✔️ Health Tips and Vet visits and so much more ...

'Your First Puppy' should be essential reading even before welcoming home your new puppy to ensure the best start for your new life together and responsible dog ownership.

Paperback, 52 pages
Publisher : Pink Coffee Publishing, July 2019

RRP: $16.95 at www.amycurran.com.au


*** Win 1 of 5 'Your First Puppy' Book ***
Total Prize Pool (Minimum): $85

TERMS OF ENTRY:

1) Like our post (18/08/19) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "why would you like to win a copy of 'Your First Puppy' / who would be the happy recipient?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 24th August, 2019 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to our winners: Andrea Dinan, Lyndell Hutchcraft, Wayne Robert Coles (Facebook); @beags_and_barney_b and @healthyhealinggrandma (Instagram).
2. To Enter, Like our post (18/08/19) + Tell us "Why would you like to win a copy of 'Your First Puppy' / who would be the happy recipient?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

We're very excited about the launch of Sure Petcare's SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect and you will be too when you discover what it can do for your pet!

This is definitely one of the best pet tech gadgets we have come across in the past four years but it is also incredibly useful for a pet owner (ideal for small dogs or cats).

Easy to set up, this smart feeder will monitor how much and when your pet eats and will send real-time notifications directly to your smartphone via the free Sure Petcare app. This product also features integrated scales, which means you can deliver an accurate food portion at every meal. 
This is a must-have for the many households where pets are on either prescription diets or weight management programs. You can feed your pet any type of diet: dry, wet or raw or a mix using the half bowls configuration.

Over time, the app will gather comprehensive data about your dog's unique feeding patterns, making it easier to spot any changes in their health and well-being early on.

The SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect uses your pet’s identification microchip (or Sure Petcare collar tag which is provided), as a unique “key”, allowing only the authorised pet to access the food in the bowl

You can give friends, family and pet sitters access to the Sure Petcare app so that you can see your pet is being properly fed whilst you are away. There are so many cool features, you'll need to watch this video!

 

** Win a SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect & Hub **
(Total Prize Value*: $348)


Your Prize* will include:
✔️ SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect 
✔️ 1 x single food type bowl and bowl supports 
✔️ 2 x half bowls and bowl supports (to be used together when feeding two different types of food) 
✔️ 1 x mat (to collect food spills) 
✔️ 1 x Sure Petcare RFID Collar Tag (for non-microchipped pets) 
 
✔️ Sure Petcare Hub to connect the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect with the Sure Petcare app (free to download on the App store or Google Play). Also compatible with the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect and Microchip Pet Door Connect. 

Terms of Entry:


1) Like our post (09/08/19) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Like the Sure Petcare page at https://www.facebook.com/surepetcare/
or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/surepetcare/
3) Answer this question correctly:"how many portion indicator lights represent your pet's correct portion (one side only = a half bowl)? via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page before 18/08/19.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Sunday 18th August (5pm). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winner: Elissa Kenny (via Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (09/08/19) + answer this question correctly "how many portion indicator lights represent your pet's correct portion (one side only = a half bowl)?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

One of our top picks of winter products for dogs this year, the FuzzYard Pyjamas are one of the best things you can get your furbabies snuggled into when the nights are long and the weather gets really cold

These funky pyjamas are made out of super soft material with a little stretch and press-stud buttons on the belly side to make sure the fit is comfortable and snuggly for all the furbabies out there. They're available in 7 sizes (from XX Small to XX Large) and you can easily find the best fit using this Size Chart.

The FuzzYard Pyjamas come in a range of designs but our top 2 favourites are the "No Probllama" and the "Bacon & Eggs" design. Do you want to take a look at more products featuring these adorable designs? No probllama - here's a link!
Thanks to our friends at Habitat Pet Supplies (based in Melbourne, with stores in Altona North and Chirnside Park plus an online site catering for all your pets' needs), you can:


*** Win 1 of 4 FuzzYard Dog Pyjamas ***

(Choose from No Probllama or Bacon & Eggs)
Total Prize Pool (Minimum): $170

Terms of Entry:


1) Like our post (19/07/19) AND our Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Like the Habitat Pet Supplies pages at www.facebook.com/habitatpets.com.au/
or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/habitatpetsupplies/
3) Comment "which design do you love best and what size would fit your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 27th July, 2019 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winners: Cathy Frost, Jayde Morris, Leonie Waldron, Erin Vidler (via Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (19/07/19) + Tell us "which design do you love best and what size would fit your dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

The 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show returns on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2019 and we have 6 Double Passes and 2 Family Passes to give away!

Held for the first time at the Sydney Showground (Olympic Park), this is a great day out to listen to free educational talks from popular celebrity vets and enjoy the largest showcase of dog products, services and technologies in the Southern Hemisphere to spoil your pooches.

This year’s Show is again action-packed with the inaugural K9 Ninja Challenge hosted by Farmer Dave Graham whilst ridiculously-talented pooches will compete in the DockDogs Splashzone inside the famous Wood Chop Arena.

You'll get to meet dogs of all shapes and sizes in the Pat-A-Pooch-Zone, including puppies, rescue dogs, service and therapy dogs. 

This event also raises awareness about adoption with over 40 rescue groups and shelters given the opportunity to exhibit free of charge to provide reliable information for aspiring fur-parents about adoption and a chance to meet dozens of rescue dogs at the Show.


** WIN 1 of 6 x Double Passes or 1 of 2 Family Passes **
to the Dog Lovers Show on August 3 & 4 - 
Sydney Showground (total prize pool $610) 

To Enter, Like our Post + Tell us "What are you looking forward to the most at the 2019 Sydney Dog Lovers Show?" in the comments via Facebook or Instagram  
The 8 most creative answers will win!  

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on 20/07/19 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Entries open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to our winners! Double Passes for Christy Borg, Lou Gilbert, Calleja Grech, Janet Eamens, Sharon Lo (via Facebook) and @wally.the.cavoodle on Instagram; Family Passes for Toula Arista, Kirsty Gillgren (via Facebook).
2. To enter, simply tell us "what are you looking forward to the most this year?" Learn more at

https://www.australiandoglover.com/2019/05/sydney-dog-lovers-show-august-3-4.html
3. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page OR FOLLOW our Instagram page @australiandoglover to be eligible. We check!
4. You can only enter once (not both via Facebook and Instagram) or you will be disqualified.
5. Each extra person tagged in the Comments will earn the entrant an additional entry.

Dogs just like cats are heat-seeking missiles who usually make a beeline for any blankets, heaters or open fires in winter! 

If you have a hairless dog, a puppy, a senior dog or one suffering from medical conditions like arthritis, it's even more essential to keep them warm and comfortable throughout winter.

A great option is to provide them with their own heated pad like the Original Pet-Mat™ which is using the latest in Positive Temperature Coefficient Technology.

The 
Pet-Mat™ is designed to reach a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius whether it is covered or not. In reality, a more practical heat rise of 20-30 degrees Celsius is usually maintained above ambient conditions. 
Since the Pet-Mat™ works on dynamic heat transfer, it should maintain a temperature slightly warm to the touch until body contact is made. It is simply impossible for it to ever overheat ensuring a consistently comfortable use for your pet, even if left on 24/7.

To clean your 
Pet-Mat™ you can wash it under running water or just wipe it off with a damp washer.


*** Win 1 of 3 Pet-Mat™ Heated Animal Pads ***
(Small, 1 Medium, 1 LargePrize Pool: $333.50)

Terms of Entry:


1) Like our post (05/07/19) AND our Facebook page
2) Like the Pet-Mat: Heated Animal Pads page at www.facebook.com/PetMatAu/
3) Comment "how does your dog keep warm in winter?" (photos/videos welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 5th July (4pm) and closed on Sunday 14th July, 2019 (5pm). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our 3 winners: Debra Maclean, Teena Lee & Rebecca Boylson (via Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (05/07/19) + Tell us "how does your dog keep warm in winter?" (photos/videos welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page 

3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH our Facebook page and the Pet-Mat:Heated Animal Pads page to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Is there a worse feeling than running out of dog poop bags during a walk in a public place? Probably not!

Did you know that every day more than 1.2 tonnes (1,200kgs) of waste are produced by Australian dogs? Up to 4% of landfill is poop, in the ground in plastic bags that will take 1,000 years to break down!

If you haven't yet made the switch to a more eco-friendly alternative than using your retail store plastic bags, the team at Oh Crap can help ... Since the business started, they have saved an incredible 3.8 million plastic dog poop bags from landfill

Oh Crap’s dog poop bags are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic

✔️ The bags compost in 3 months100% completely disintegrated!
✔️ The plastic alternative technology is cornstarch.
✔️ Oh Crap Dog Poop Bags last for 18+ months when stored in cool dry conditions. 
WIN 1 of 6 x 6-month supply of Oh Crap Dog Waste Bags 
(Total Prize Pool $180) 

To Enter,
 Like & Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (28/06/2019) and tell us in 50 words or less in the form below "what is your worst dog poop-related incident?"

  
Learn more on the Oh Crap website at www.ohcrap.com.au/
You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ohcrapdogpoopbags/
or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ohcrapdogpoopbags/



TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 6th July 2019 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to our 6 winners: Samantha Mackie (QLD), Marilyn Brown (WA), Valerie Kirby (NSW), Melissa Hinder (VIC), Rhys Donovan (NSW), Kathleen James (NSW).
2. For your entry to be counted, you must fill in the Entry Form above and tell us in 50 words of less "what is your worst dog poop-related incident?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Raise your paws for a good cause: RSCPA Million Paws Walk is coming!

If you don't have your 2019 tickets yet, this is your chance to join the nation’s walk to fight animal cruelty as we have 3 Family Passes (2 adults + 2 children) to give away to NSW dog lovers.

A patter of a million paws will hit pavements on Sunday 19th May 2019, which also marks the 25th anniversary of Australia’s biggest doggy day out – RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk.
The animal welfare charity’s largest annual fundraiser will take place in 75 locations across Australia to raise funds to help end animal cruelty.

In Sydney, a guest list of 8,000 four-legged friends and 6,000 owners are expected to show their support on the day.

“The Million Paws Walk brings people and pups together to raise money to help end animal cruelty,” says RSPCA NSW Acting Community Fundraising Manager Danielle Cameron.
“It’s also a fantastic day out filled with colour, dogs of every shape, breed and size imaginable, plenty of fun activities and prizes, and wonderful people who are all there to support an incredibly worthy mission – saving the lives of injured, sick and neglected animals.”

This year’s theme at Sydney Olympic Park is ‘Garden Party’ and guests are encouraged whip out their garden party frocks and finery. Expect lots of gingham, picnic rugs, picnic benches, bunting and flags. There will be competitions and prizes for the cutest dogs, the best owner and dog look-a-likes, best doggy tricks, stalls, music, entertainment, grooming stations and food trucks.



*** Win 1 of 3 Family Passes (valued at $70 each) ***


To Enter, Like and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (8/05/2019) and simply "tell us why your family wants to support the RSPCA's 25th Million Paws Walk on Sunday 19th May?
Entries close Sunday 12th May (9pm)

For those who took on the Million Paws Challenge and raised more than $500 prior to the event, there will be a Million Paws Club with special treats for the hardworking humans and pooches.

The money raised will keep RSPCA rescue shelters operating and inspectors on the road investigating cruelty cases. It will provide for community education programs and services to break cycles of abuse and neglect. Last financial year, RSPCA NSW helped care for over 32,000 animals, investigated over 15,000 cases of cruelty and successfully prosecuted 43 cases.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Sunday 12th May, 2019 (9pm). Open to NSW residents only.
2. To enter, like & share our post and tell us "why your family wants to support the RSPCA's 25th Million Paws Walk this year?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


Mother's Day is only two weeks away on Sunday 12th May 2019!

If your mum or you are a 'crazy dog lady' (aka our favourite kind of people!), then you're going to love the chance to win this mega prize pack from Aussie business The Dog Mum, based in Queensland. 

The Dog Mum brand is all about quality urban-style clothing and accessories for dog lovers - just like you! Their huge range includes fantastic pet-themed apparel (for both dog and cat lovers) any fur mum could dream of...


WIN 1 Mega Prize Pack from The Dog Mum (valued at $165) including:

✔️ Hoodie (valued at $65) 

✔️ Tee choosing from Classic / Ladies / Crop (valued at $40) 

✔️ Luxe Tote Bag (valued $30) 

✔️ Cap (valued at $25)

To EnterLike and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (26/04/2019) and simply comment "why your mum (or you) would love wearing The Dog Mum's pet apparel range?"  

Our winner will get to choose their preferred style and colour (dozens of designs available).

You can find The Dog Mum online at https://thedogmum.com/
Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thedogmumbrand/
or Instagram at www.instagram.com/thedogmum/



TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Sunday 5th May, 2019 (9pm).
Congratulations to our winner: Kimba Morgan (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment "why your mum (or you) would love wearing The Dog Mum's pet apparel range?"  
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
Now in its seventh year, the Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returns to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Melbourne, from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th of May.


This event has cemented its place as one of the world’s largest and most popular dog festivals dedicated to educating and entertaining dog lovers, while paying tribute to just how much our four-legged friends enrich our lives and contribute to the community every day.

Read more about this year's event.


WIN 1 of 6 x Double Passes (worth $70 each) 
OR
1 of 2 x Family Passes (worth $95 each) 

To enter, simply tell us "What are you looking forward to the most this year?" in the comments via our Facebook Page or Instagram (post 14/04/19). The most creative answers will win!

Watch amazing dog sports demonstrations live each day!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Sunday 21st April 2019 (9pm). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to all our winners: Joanne Bernard, Mike Moldrich, Carla Martini, Fiona Smith, Margaret Scrap, Cian O'Reilly, Natalie Davidson (via Facebook), Carol Hayes (Instagram).
2. To enter, simply tell us "what are you looking forward to the most this year?"
Read our preview at https://www.australiandoglover.com/2019/02/melbourne-dog-lovers-show-2019-may-3-to.html
3. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page OR FOLLOW our Instagram page @australiandoglover to be eligible.
4. You can only enter once (not both via Facebook and Instagram) or you will be disqualified.
5. Tag 3 extra friends in the Comments to receive one additional entry per tag in the draw (maximum of 3 extra entries).
 
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.


Whether your dog is a puppy, a senior with mobility issues or is recovering from injuries, the K9 SWiM Hydrotherapy & Wellness Centre located in Richmond (Western Sydney) has something to offer you. 

K9 SWiM is the brainchild of Sharon Osmond, a qualified Veterinary Nurse whose passion always was animal rehabilitation and physical therapies.
This brand new purpose-built facility opened in October 2018 and was specifically designed for dogs to deliver rehabilitation, fitness and fun swimming classes in an indoor heated pool. Additional services include natural therapies, grooming as well as an underwater treadmill  

Here are just some of the conditions which canine hydrotherapy is used for: 
  • Pre and post-surgery recovery 
  • Arthritis 
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Orthopedic / Musculoskeletal conditions 
  • Muscle development 
  • Disabled dogs 
  • Ageing dogs 
  • Limited range of motion, flexibility and balance 

If your dog is need of some TLC this winter, K9 SWiM is the best place for Western Sydney residents to pamper their pooches!


WIN a Canine Hydrotherapy & Wellness Package*

* This package includes 1 x assisted swim in indoor heated pool, 1 x underwater treadmill session and a herbal package.
To Enter, Like and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (05/04/2019) and simply comment by telling us "why would your dog benefit from this K9 SWiM Hydrotherapy & Wellness Package?" 
* Total Prize Pool is $150 * 

You can find K9 SWiM at https://www.k9swim.com.au/
Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CanineHydrotherapyCentre/
or Instagram
 at https://www.instagram.com/k9_swim/


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 13th April, 2019 (9pm).
Open to NSW residents only, must be able to travel to K9 SWiM, located at 853 Kurmond Road, North Richmond, NSW, 2754, Australia (voucher valid 3 months). Congratulations to our winner: Sharon Gangell-Johnson (via Facebook)
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why would your dog benefit from this K9 SWiM Hydrotherapy & Wellness Package"?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

'International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day' is on Saturday 23rd February 2019
Why this day was started or who created it, we may never know but dogs everywhere will be keen to celebrate with some extra treats (all in moderation of course)!

We are firm believers that quality beats quantity so we partnered with Melbourne-based Willows Pantry Artisan Dog Treats to give your pooches the chance to sample some of their gourmet creations!

These handmade artisan dog cookies, dried treats, pupcakes and birthday cakes are all 100% natural with no artificials or additives.

When you visit Melbourne local markets, you'll often find Andrea (a pastry cook by trade) with her sidekick Willow, a rescue Bullterrier cross who has his own Instagram fan page @willow_potato.

WIN 1 of 4 Dog Cookies Packs (choose your 4 flavours of dog cookies**)
valued at $46 each

To EnterLike and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (22/02/2019) and simply comment by telling us "why would your dogs love to try these gourmet dog cookies AND which 4 flavours would they choose?" * Total Prize Pool is $184 * 


** Lambingtons Artisan Dog Cookies (120g)
** Pumpkin Paws Artisan Dog Cookies (120g)
** Rock 'n' Roo Artisan Dog Cookies (120g)
** Banana Bark Artisan Dog Cookies (120g)
** Cheesy Willows (grain-free, 100g)
** Peanut Pooch (personalised cookie bag)
** Liver Lover Artisan Dog Cookies (120g)

You can find Willows Pantry Artisan Dog Treats at www.willowspantry.com.au/
Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/willowspantry/ 
or Instagram at www.instagram.com/willowspantry/


If you're in the Melbourne area, don't forget that Andrea also creates amazing doggy cakes and pupcakes for special occasions.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition will close on Saturday 2nd March, 2019 (9pm).
Congratulations to our 4 winners: Susan Harrison, Marie Garner, Adrienne Noble (via Facebook) and @nalathedutchie (via Instagram)
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why would your dogs love to try these gourmet dog cookies AND which 4 flavours would they choose"?
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

In cinemas on February 28, A Dog's Way Home is a heart-warming adventure the whole family will enjoy!

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. 

Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.

Cast: Bryce Dallas HowardAshley JuddJonah Hauer-KingAlexandra Shipp with Wes Studi and Edward James Olmos


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Thanks to Sony Pictures, Australian Dog Lover readers have the chance to:

*** WIN 1 of 10 in-season Family Passes *** 
(Total Prize Pool $800)

To Enter, Like & Share and Tell us "what is your all-time favourite dog movie?" via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (post 13/02/19)

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opens on Wednesday 13th February (12pm) and closed on Friday 22nd February, 2019 (9pm). Australian residents only.
Congratulations to our winners this week: Sara Mac, Tee Mee, Eliesha Hill, Lee Collins, Tracey Wallace, Fiona Carroll, Xin Yi, Alex Lim, Sandra Diskett, Robs Tilley (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like & share this post and tell us "what is your all-time favourite dog movie?"
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible.
5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

Owning a custom painting of your dog is very special. These paintings are absolutely personal to you expressing your pet's beauty.

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." Martin Buber

When artist Christine Gresham from The Art of Christine paints your dog's eyes, she strives to capture their soul and “light” from within. The whole process begins with you texting or emailing your favourite photos, making you part of the creative process. Christine also specialises in your Rainbow Bridge furbaby portrait, which will bring tears of joy and comfort to their “pawrents”.

Christine’s dog portraits are hand painted in Pastel on Pastel Paper. The finished portrait is then mailed through Australia Post. We thought this would be the perfect Valentine's Day present for the dog lover in your life or yourself!

WIN 1 Custom Pet Portrait (Pastel)valued at $195 
(approximately A3 size - 11” × 14”, including mat)


To EnterLike/Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (01/02/2019) and tell us in the comments "why you'd love a unique pastel pet portrait of your dog?" 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition will close on Saturday 9th February 2019 (9pm).
Congratulations to Maxine Corry-Thomas, the winner of this portrait.
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why you'd love a unique pastel pet portrait of your dog? 
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE our Facebook page or FOLLOW @australiandoglover on Instagram to be eligible for any prize in our competitions.
5. Entrants in the competition can only ENTER ONCE.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.


It's hot hot hot! So what better thing to do than grab your dog(s) and head to the beach or the nearest water hole to cool off? But you wouldn't grab any old towel from the cupboard for your furry best friend, would you?

Growl Towels is a Sunshine Coast business who design a whole range of fun towels for the beach, bath time plus dog accessories.

One of our favourites is their "Loyal to the Bone" beach towel, a colourful super soft 100% cotton beach towel for dog lovers and their dogs. You may have to toss a coin to decide who gets to use it in your house!

The "Bone" design features on the velour side which is cosy on your skin with terry on the other side for drying off in no time. It has been designed to be absorbent and quick drying for repeated use, wherever you may be. This towel is finished with a black fringe on both ends and measures approximately 140cm (length) and 75cm (width). Great for kids!


WIN 1 of 3 Growl Towels 'Loyal to the Bone' Beach Towelsvalued at $49.99 each.


To EnterLike and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (18/01/2019) and simply comment by telling us "why your dog deserves this amazing beach towel by #GrowlTowels ?" (photos or video entries of your beach bunnies are welcome!)
* Total Prize Pool is $150 * 

You will find Growl Towels at https://www.growltowels.com.au/ 
on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GrowlTowels/ 
and Instagram at 
https://www.instagram.com/growl_towels/

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition will close on Saturday 26/01