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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 will open on Friday 10th July 2020 (4pm) and will close on Saturday 18th July 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 

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


©2018 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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 26/01/2019 (9pm).
Congratulations to our winners this week: Janet Slabbert, Bec Francis and Vanessa Woods (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why your dog needs this amazing beach towel by #GrowlTowels"?
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.


Need more space to dry off in style? The Circle of Love Roundie from Growl Towels has got you covered ...

Love your dog walks but have a pooch who always decides it's time to 'do the business' right at the start, leaving you dangling an unsightly and smelly dog waste bag, trying to find a bin? We've all been there and it's not fun ...  

Luckily for us, Aussie business Wag and Me came up with this versatile and aesthetic solution to 'take care of business every day and in every way'!

The Poochette from Wag and Me is a multi-purpose light and compact 5-in-1 dog walking bag with multiple storage compartments. 

  • Its primary function is to both dispense dog waste bags and dispose of your dog waste by hiding it within an insulated compartment. No one will ever know!
  • The lead can come off completely so you can also attach the bag around your normal belt loops to create an insulated treat bag
  • Watch the video or find out more in our Review here.


WIN 1 of 3 Poochette (1 Black, 1 Red, 1 Blue,), valued at $44.95 each.


To EnterLike and Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (11/01/2019) and simply comment by telling us "why you need a #poochette in your life
AND what's your favourite colour?" * Total Prize Pool is $135 * 

You will find Wag and Me at https://www.wagandme.com.au/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wagandme.com.au/ 
The Poochette 5-in-1 dog walking pouches in black, red, blue
TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 19/01/2019 (9pm).
Congratulations to our winners: Antonia Ivan Marlene, Amanda Taylor, Max Cheung (via Facebook).
2. To enter, like and share and simply comment by telling us "why you need a #poochette in your life AND what's 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.

With an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter in cinemas on January 10 is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil — five determined puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take them from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialised trainers to - if they make the cut - a lifelong human companion.

At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. But not just any dog makes it all the way to graduation, and only the best of the best will make the cut — who has what it takes to be the pick of the litter?





Thanks to Madman Entertainment Australia, you have the chance to:

*** WIN 1 of 10 in-season Family Passes *** 
(Pass includes tickets for 2 Adults + 2 Kids - Total Prize Pool $420)

To Enter, Like & Share and Tell us "in 50 words or less why you'd love to see the #PickOfTheLitter dogumentary?" via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (post 04/01/19)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Saturday 12th January, 2019 (9pm).
Congratulations to our winners: Cian O'Reilly, Nina Neenie, Jocelyn Maree, Julie Ford, Pete Robert, Tamara Gray, Ros Mayes, Mandy Graham (via Facebook); @mr_beags_the_beagle, @renatakatarzyna (via Instagram).
2. To enter, like & share this post and tell us "in 50 words or less why you'd love to see the #PickofTheLitter dogumentary?"
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.




With the summer break fast approaching, would you like to win 3 months supply of dog food thanks to CANIDAE® Pet Foods Australia to get your pack energised and ready to tackle their holiday adventures?

CANIDAE® started out as an independent, family-owned company back in 1996 — and they still are today. They are getting more involved in the growing of some of the ingredients used in their pet foods and have built their own state of the art facility that puts safety and integrity first.

The 
CANIDAE® recipes are kept simple using only key ingredients. Real meat or fish is always first for great taste and recipes are made with whole foods for gentle digestion.
  • The Grain Free PURE range will cater for dogs with sensitivities or allergies with a wide range of real meat proteins to choose from: Elements (real lamb), Foundations (real chicken); Sea (real salmon); Sky (real duck); Wild (real wild boar); Resolve (weight management); Meadow (seniors); Fields (small breed formula). All recipes come in 1.8kg, 5.4kg and 10.8kg bags.
  • The CANIDAE® “All Life Stages” recipes are vet formulated for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. That makes mealtimes for multiple dog households much simpler than dealing with multiple bags of different foods. You can choose from 4 varieties: Large Breed Formula, Multi-Protein Formula, Chicken Meal & Rice, Less Active Formula (Platinum)All recipes are available in 2.2kg, 6.8kg, 13.6kg and 20kg bags.
You can find out more about the Multi-Protein Formula in our recent review here...

    3 Winners will receive 3 months supply of CANIDAE® dog food*   
    (*formula of their choice, based on dog's weight - Total Prize Pool $1,000+)

    To Enter is as easy as 1- 2 -3!


    1. Like BOTH the CANIDAE Pet Foods Australia Facebook + ADL Facebook pages or follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods Australia Instagram + ADL Instagram accounts.

    2. Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (23/11/2018) 

    3. Tell us why you'd like to win and select the recipe (refer to the list above) your dog(s) would enjoy the most?

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition will close on Saturday 8th December, 2018 (9pm).
    Congratulations to our 3 winners: Katrina Tomaszek, Zoe Chin (via Facebook) @missyandbandy (via Instagram).
    2. To enter:
    Like BOTH the CANIDAE Pet Foods Australia Facebook + ADL Facebook pages or follow the CANIDAE Pet Foods Instagram + ADL Instagram accounts.
    Share our post on Facebook or Instagram (23/11/2018) 
    Tell us why you'd like to win and select the recipe (refer to the list above) your dog(s) would enjoy the most?
    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.

    Definitely the Best Dogs of all time by Jadan Carroll book cover from Scribe Publications

    Win 1 of 10 copies of (Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time ...

    Since the dawn of time, dogs have been the number one source of joy in this world (and our life!) This is a book about the very best of them. 

    Powerful dogs, mythical dogs, heroic dogs, talented dogs, literary dogs, dogs who have changed the course of history, and dogs who have set the internet ablaze. 

    From the deeply misunderstood Cerberus, the multi-headed hound of Hades, to HachikōRin Tin Tin, and Duke—the thrice- elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota (who is an actual dog). 

    With words by Jadan Carroll and illustrations by Molly Dyson, (Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time tells heart-warming, absurd, and informative stories of the most exceptional hounds to have bounded across the earth, their majestic tongues flowing in the breeze, and of the humans who love them.

    • A collection of the most heart-warming, quirky, and informative stories of dogs through the annals of time.
    • Amazing and astounding stories of historical, mythical, and real dogs from around the world.
    • Beautifully illustrated throughout by a Berlin-based Australian artist, Molly Dyson.
    • For dog lovers across the country, this book will remind you of why we love dogs so much.
    • Perfect gift for friends and family, and a great Christmas stocking-filler.

    Win 1 of 10 copies of "(Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time" (valued at $25 each) thanks to Scribe Publications 


    1. Like and Share our post on our Facebook Page or Instagram (16/11/2018)



    2. Tell us which dog's story has inspired / touched you the most during your life?



    3. Please ensure you include the hashtag #bestdogsofalltime



    Please Noteyou MUST LIKE our Facebook or FOLLOW our Instagram accounts to be eligible for your prize at the end of this competition! 

    TERMS & CONDITIONS


    1. This Competition will run from Friday 16th November until Friday 23rd November (9pm). 

    Congratulations to: Megan McCormack; Terry Whittingham; Viny Vabriany; Sonya Plummer; Kerrie Nin; Felicity Turner; Marjan Kaashoek; Dani Sh; Jan Walker; Grace King.
    Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prizes directly from the Publisher. 
    2. To Enter, Like and Share our post on our Facebook Page or Instagram (16/11/2018);
    Tell us which dog's story has inspired / touched you the most during your life?; Please ensure you include the hashtag #bestdogsofalltime
    The 10 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 (max.3)
    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 biggest Birthday Giveaway yet ($3,500 in prizes!) to spoil all your furry best friends or yourself ...

    After publishing over 950 posts and 38 editions of our digital monthly magazine, Australian Dog Lover is officially celebrating its third Birthday and we want to celebrate this milestone by thanking our loyal readers present and future!

    We teamed up with nine fantastic pet brands and businesses for your chance to win some amazing products right in time for Christmas! This competition is open (Australian residents only) from Friday 19th October (4pm) to Friday 9th November (9pm).


    *** WIN 1 of 24 separate prizes with a prize pool over $3,500! *** 

    To Enter, Like & Share our Post (19/10/18) and Comment:
    "which product would (AND company name) you like to win and why your pooch / you deserve(s) to win this fantastic prize?"   

    You can only enter ONE prize category (so choose wisely!) and with hundreds of entries each year, you'll need to be extremely creative to stand out! 

    Choose from 1 of 9 amazing Prize Packs!


    #1. One Petcube Bites Interactive WiFi Pet Camera (valued at $379)!
    Labrador waiting for a treat to fall from Petcube Bites interactive pet camera and treat dispenser

    If you work long hours or travel away from home regularly, the Petcube Bites HD Camera is the perfect device to keep you and your pet connected!

    This two-way communication system allows you to check on your dog or cat thanks to a built-in HD camera and a two-way audio system for “conversations” while apart!

    The most innovative feature is the ability to offer your pet treats, tossing them up to 1.80m away! 

    Smart and intuitive, the camera sends alerts wirelessly through the free app. For clear and comprehensive recordings, this interactive Wi-Fi camera streams in 1080p resolution and has a 138-degree wide angle view. It also has night vision capabilities, so you can view detailed footage even in low or no-light settings.


    Available from PetbarnHarvey Norman. For more information, please visit petcube.com/en-au/bites/ 

    #2. One EzyDog Car Travel Pack (valued at $249.90), offered by EzyDog Australia.
    Woman smiles at her dog wearing an EzyDog Drive Car Harness  lying on EzyDog Drive Seat Cover
    The EzyDog DRIVE™ Cover is a Dog Seat Cover designed for every road trip! Made from water resistant materials, this pet proof seat cover offers protection for any vehicle. Designed from quilted Ripstop Nylon, the DRIVE™ Cover (Charcoal) is both hard wearing and super comfortable.

    Whether you’re looking for a dog seat cover for trucks, cars or an SUV, it will fit them all. Best of all, the holes in the cover for the seat belts means that you can use the car seat as usual or even attach your dog to EzyDog’s crash-tested Drive Harness.

    Front view of EzyDog Drive Car Safety Harness with Mag-Lok Instant Fit closure system.
    The Drive Car Safety Harness conforms to all relevant standards in Australia, Europe and USA. 

    You only have to fit the harness to your dog once and from then on, the Harness can be taken on/off very quickly using the Mag-Lok™ Instant Fit closure system. This Dog Travel Harness is also equipped with double stainless steel D-rings to escort your dog to and from the vehicle. 

    The ergonomic Chest Plate section is padded and contoured to mould to the shape of the dog for a custom fit. The winner will be able to choose from 3 sizes (Small, Medium or Large). 



    For more information, please visit ezydog.com.au/travel/

    #3. Two Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountains (valued at $169.99 each), offered by Petsafe Australia.

    Be summer ready and ensure your pets never run out of fresh clean drinking water!

    A cat and Airedale Terrier dog drink from a PetSafe Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain The Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain continuously circulates and filters your pet’s water and it's also very stylish!

    The Sedona Pet Fountain offers 3 litres of fresh, filtered water, and the bowl and ceramic tower design minimizes spills and splashes. Great for multi-pet households, it provides a large drinking area for pets with large or flat faces. 

    The sound of the falling water is whisper-quiet, making it easily approachable by apprehensive pets. 
    It provides dual filtration including an activated carbon filter that removes bad tastes and odours, while a foam filter captures hair and debris.


    #4. One Rascal Pets Dog Bed Combo (valued at $550) offered by Rascal Pets.

    Rascal Pets is a family-owned and operated Australian business, offering a large range of designer timber pet beds and kennels! This Mega Prize Pack* includes an architectural pallet bed plus a soft bed insert...
    • The Rascal Pallet Bed is industrial chic at its best! It features handcut recycled timber pieces, mitered to corner perfection to create a beautiful and unique furniture piece. The body of the unit sits upon 4 lovely chiselled legs, shaped to a design that is signature to the brand. This bed is recommended for indoor use only. The winner can select from 3 sizes (Small/Medium/Large).
    • When your furbaby need a little more comfort, theRectangle Flat Soft Bed is the perfect fit for this Pallet Bed. Made of a gorgeous quality suede fabric in four designer colours with stylish grey piping line, the top layer of the bed is lined in a soft grey textured material for maximum pet comfort. The base comprises a handy non-slip surface to keep the bed secured to your floor.
    The winner can choose their size and colour (Ocean featured, Rust, Silver or Titanium).

    * Please Note: due the weight of this item, delivery is not included. The company can provide a quote or you can organise your own or pick-up from their warehouse (Melbourne only).

    For more information, please visit https://rascalpets.com.au/

    #5. $350 in Dog Toys from Aussie Dog Products, with 2 Prizes (valued at $175 each).

    Aussie Dog Products have over 30 safe, non-toxic and durable dog toys to choose from! 

    All toys are designed to stimulate your dogs' natural instincts of taste, smell, noise, touch and sight and chewing. These dog and puppy toys are built to last and your best friend will love them!

    Their Interactive Dog Toy range such as balls and disks are great for playing with your dog, while their Home Alone range are the perfect dog toys for when you are not at home to help treat dog boredom and destructive behaviour.



    Two lucky winners will each select $175 worth of free dog toys. Find your favourites at aussiedog.com.au


    #6. One Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Powerline (valued at $849), offered by Miele Australia.
    The Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Powerline is the latest innovation in hygienic bagless vacuum cleaning for pet parents!

    ​​​The innovative Vortex Technology of Miele’s bagless Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog offers powerful cleaning performance and extremely hygienic dust disposal.

    Coarser dust particles are hygienically emptied via the dust container while finer dust particles and up to 99.95% of allergens are captured in a separate filter container which requires emptying only once or twice a year. 


    This system is the result of an advanced filtration system that includes the maintenance free HEPA AirClean Lifetime filter. In addition, the​ ​TurboBrush reliably removes hair and fluff from carpets for a deep clean.

    ​​The Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Powerline is certainly to be recommended for homes with pets.


    For more information, please visit Miele Australia's online shop.

    #7. 1 of 3 Best Pets Gift Cards (valued at $100 each).

    Treat your pet loving friends and family (or yourself!) to a unique and memorable gift or experience this Christmas!

    Launched in September, the Best Pets Gift Card is Australia’s first national multi-merchant pet gift card, a perfect gift for spoiling pet lovers and their beloved pets this Christmas. 

    Over 300 pet businesses (and growing) accept the Best Pets Gift Card nationally covering everything from clipping & grooming to pet-friendly accommodation, pet photography and many more...


    Available online and in over 2,000 stores nationally, including Woolworths, Coles, Big W & Target.


    Three lucky winners will each receive a $100 Best Pets Gift Card!

    For more details including a current list of participating merchants, visit www.bestgiftcards.com.au/pets 


    #8. 1 of 3 Furry Legs Pet Activity Trackers + Collars (valued at $99 each).

    If you're looking to track your dog's health and fitness, this Aussie designed tech gadget is perfect for you!

    With a slick lightweight design (it weighs only 9 grams), the Furry Legs Pet Fitness Tracker tracks steps, measures distances and counts your pet's highly active time daily. 

    It's also the world's first pet digital tag displaying your pet's name, phone number (and activity daily stats) on an LED screen at the touch of a button. Its adjustable size means it can be used for dogs or cats. 

    Using the free app, you can also scroll through your pet's history any time. Comparing weekly and monthly breakdowns of your pet's activity, you can pick up on vital warning signs if something is not quite right!

    Retailing for only $89, you'll find more information at https://furrylegs.com/ 

    #9. 1 of 10 copies of the Drawn Free Book(valued at A$20 each).


    Drawn Free - written and illustrated by James Wadley is a collection of watercolour sketches of rescue dogs from around the world. 

    Painted in beautiful, vibrant colours, each illustration comes with a short backstory - how pup and human came together to create a new future. Mostly happy stories, a few sad, but in the end a celebration of dogs who received a new beginning. 

    50% of profits for each book sale will be donated to benefit no-kill shelters and rescue organisations around the world. 


    Find out more at www.drawnfree.art/product-page


    Well, that's our line-up for this year so if you've read this far, the hardest part is going to decide what's on your wishlist this Christmas for your dog or yourself ? Good luck everyone! 


    Please Noteyou MUST LIKE our Facebook or FOLLOW our Instagram account to be eligible for your prize at the end of this competition! 

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition is now CLOSED. It ran from Friday 19th October 2018 (3pm) until Friday 9th November 2018 (9pm)

    Our lucky prize winners are:
    * Petcube Bites: Vicki McKenzie
    * Rascal Pets Dog Bed prize: Anna Ammala
    * PetSafe Sedona: Thomas Gman; Katie Becker
    * EzyDog Car Travel prize: Mandi Smart
    * Furry Legs Pet Activity Tracker: Kayla James; Laura Kenny; Alina Tamara Rosenthal
    * Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline Cat & Dog: Ocea Smith
    * $100 Best Pets Gift Card: Pam Searle; Melinda Clamp; Elizabeth McPherson
    * Aussie Dog Products ($175 voucher): Daniel Garner; Lisa Callahan
    * Drawn Free Book: Tanya Morrison, Narelle Red, Karla Tegan, Laurinda Kelly, Michelle Hymas, Richelle Beswick, Lindsay Shaw, Natalie Chester, Roslyn Johnson, Elisha Mepham.

    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 (max.3)
    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 9 amazing sponsors of our 2018 Competition: 
    Aussie Dog Products, Best Pets Gift Card, Drawn Free Art, EzyDog Australia, Furry Legs, Miele Australia, Petcube, Petsafe Australia and Rascal Pets!

    Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero premieres at the Veterans Film Festival (Canberra) on November 3 ...

    The Veterans Film Festival in partnership with RSL National, is excited to announce theAustralian Premiere of the animation feature Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero, (USA, 84mins). The incredible, real-life story of America’s most decorated dog, Sgt. Stubby, shows the world the true meaning of dedication, loyalty, bravery and heroism in this thrilling “tail” of adventure for the entire family.

    For valorous actions above and beyond his small stature, Stubby is recognized as the most decorated dog in history and the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, showing the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.



    ** Win 1 of 3 Family Passes (2 Adults + 2 Kids) ** 
    to the Australian Premiere Screening of 'Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero in Canberra on Saturday 3rd November 2018 (4pm).

    Please visit our Facebook Page or Instagram Page (post 21/10/18) and tell us "why you'd like to take the whole family to see Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely War Hero?"

    Entries close 27/10/18 (9pm).

    Where: Capitol Cinemas, 6 Franklin Street, Griffiths, ACT, 2603

    For further information and to buy tickets, visit www.veteransfilmfestival.com


    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition  will close on Saturday 27th October, 2018 (9pm).
    The 3 winners will be announced on this page on Sunday 28th October (pm).
    2. 
    To Enter, Like/Share our post on our Facebook Page or Instagram (21/10/2018)
    and tell us "why you'd like to take the whole family to see Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely War Hero"?
    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.


    The Brisbane Dog Lovers Show is on Sat 3 - Sun 4 November and we have 6 Double Passes to the hottest dog show in town to give away!

    You can listen to free educational talks from popular celebrity vets including locals Dr Harry Cooper and Dr Alex Hynes, as well as browse the largest showcase of dog products, services and technologies in the Southern Hemisphere.

    For the first time, the Common Woof Games will be held in Brisbane with pooches from around the globe competing in K9 fusion sports! The Games will kick off with an Opening Ceremony Extravaganza, hosted by Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill and the Wonderdogs 


    Meet dogs of all shapes and sizes in the Pat-A-Pooch-Zone, including puppies, rescue dogs, service and therapy dogs. 

    The event also raises awareness about adoption and the new Dog Adoption Stage is dedicated to informing dog lovers about the world of adoption and could help show goers find their next fur-baby!

    WIN 1 of 6 x Double Passes to the 2018 Brisbane Dog Lovers Show 
    on November 3 & 4 - Brisbane Showgrounds (worth $50 each) 

    To Enter, Like & Share (post 07/10/18) and simply Tell us "What are you looking forward to the most this year?" in the comments via our Facebook Page or Instagram  
    The 6 most creative answers will win!  

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on 13/10/18 (9pm A.E.S.T.). Entries open to Australian residents only. 

    Congratulations to our winners: Jacki Burton, Lisa Claire, Alecia Owens, Karen Taylor, Jillian Walton (via Facebook) and @bambithejackchi (Instagram).
    2. To enter, simply tell us "what are you looking forward to the most this year?"
    Not sure what's on? Why not read our preview to the 2018 event http://www.australiandoglover.com/2018/09/2018-brisbane-dog-lovers-show-nov-3-4.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. 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.


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

    Travelling with your beloved dog (or cat, bird, horse)? Independently researched and collated, this newly updated fourth edition explores the best pet-friendly accommodation from Cooktown in North Queensland to the Great Ocean Road - and anywhere in-between! - from 5-star hotels and resorts to campgrounds.

    Every entry includes a brief, unbiased opinion plus details regarding price and which pets are welcome. Now also featuring dog-friendly
     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 author’s choice of the best accommodation has been included. The book also features great dog-friendly beaches and parks to be found along the way.


    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.


    Book Features:
    • Popular title now in its 4th edition
    • Includes thousands of places to take your pet, including 500+ pet-friendly accommodation providers across QLD, NSW, VIC and ACT.
    • Specific details of each property’s policies for dogs, cats, birds and horses.
    • brief, unbiased opinion for each entry, including which pet(s) are welcome, price range and contact info.
    • All information at your fingertips - no more trawling on the web!
    • Detailed maps showing pet-friendly locations.
    • Info on dog-friendly beaches and exercise areas.

    Win 1 of 5 "Travelling with Pets on Australia's East Coast"  (valued at $29.95 each) 
    thanks to Woodslane Press Publisher

    1. To Enter, Like and Share our post on our Facebook Page or Instagram (28/09/2018)

    2. Tell us "where on Australia's East Coast would you like to spend a holiday with your dog(s)? 

    3. Please ensure you include the hashtag #petfriendlyaustralia"

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on Saturday 6th October, 2018 (9pm).
    Congratulations to our 5 winners:  Chilli Turner, Allie Bee, Elizabeth McPherson, Janise Dawn Roberts, Emily Vee (via Facebook).
    2. 
    To Enter, Like and Share our post on our Facebook Page or Instagram (28/09/2018)
    Tell us "where on Australia's East Coast would you like to spend a holiday  with your dog(s)?' 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.
    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.



    Does your dog need a little bit of TLC this Spring? Could he/she do with a health boost and you prefer natural healthy dog treats and accessories that are eco-friendly and biodegradable?

    The Cannabis Co. is a new Australian brand of organic and sustainably grown hemp products for both animals (not just dogs!) and people. All the hemp plants used in production for the Hemp for Pets range are sourced from Tasmania and Victoria, with plans to expand farming nationally

    Some pet owners have reported benefits of hemp for dogs and cats, including treatment of pain, arthritisseizures, anxiety, inappetence, cognitive dysfunction and more.

    *** Win a Prize Pack from The Cannabis Co. ***
    (valued at around $130) with:

    • 1 x Hemp Seed Oil For Pets – 100% Raw, it can be applied topically to your dog's skin, fur, paws, claws, joints and nose. Its primary use is to assist heal issues around dryness, inflammation, dandruff, itchiness and may help senior dogs suffering from arthritis and damaged joints. (RRP $24.95)

    • 1 x Hemp Seed and Flax Oil for Pets – 100% Raw, should ONLY be added to food and is designed for a shorter term health boost (4-6 weeks) to get your pet’s health back up to optimum levels! (RRP $14.95)
    • 2 packs of Hemp Doggy Biscuits: These healthy vegan snacks are specially formulated using just two ingredients: hemp and chickpeas. Made in Australia, these doggie biscuits are packed full of protein, with the perfect balance of omega fatty acids. (RRP $16.95)
    • 1 x Hemp Dog Leash: These 100% hemp dog leashes are anti-bacterial, eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. (RRP $24.95)
    • 1 x Hemp Dog Toyanti-bacterial, completely biodegradable, eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. Due to hemp’s natural strength, it's also very durable! (RRP $29.95)

    To Enter, Like & Share and Tell us "why does your dog need some extra TLC from The Cannabis Co. this Spring?" in the comments via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (23/09/18)

    Photo Credit: Jasper, the Curly Coated Retriever, follow him on Instagram

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on Saturday 29th September, 2018 (9pm). Open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to our winner: Megan McCormack (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and tell us 
    "why does your dog need some extra TLC from The Cannabis Co. this Spring?" in the comments oour Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (23/09/18) 
    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 September 27Alpha is a perfect movie choice for dog lovers!

    An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. 


    Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives. ©2018 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

    Please Note: Alpha is suitable for older kids (10+) and dog lovers of all ages.





    Thanks to Sony PicturesAustralian Dog Lover readers have the chance to:

    *** WIN 1 of 15 in-season Double Passes *** 
    (Total Prize Pool $630)

    To Enter, Like & Share and Tell us "in 50 words or less why are you excited about seeing the #AlphaMovie?" via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (post 14/09/18)


    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed Saturday 22nd September, 2018 (9pm).
    Congratulations to: Krystle Jade Coke, Michele Denning, Luke Liddell, Samantha Farthing, Wendy Le Fevre, Lucie Dunmall, @mr_beags_the_beagle, Tara Devonport, Jenny Shean, Danielle Morrison, Judith Maunders, Steve Wiggins, Julie Scott, Jess Spasik, Katina Zoumiss.
    2. To enter, like & share this post and tell us "in 50 words or less why are you excited about seeing the #AlphaMovie?"
    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.




    Tired of wrestling with your reluctant dog at bath time? Would you like to able to keep your dog (and your house) smelling clean and fresh this Spring?


    Thanks to the BISSELL BarkBath Tool there is now a faster, easier and less messy way to thoroughly wash your dog virtually anywhere! This attachment connects to a BISSELL SpotClean (portable carpet shampooer).

    The specially designed nozzles get beneath the fur and down to the skin to allow water and shampoo to wash the skin clean while a soft suction pulls dirt and water away to a separate dirty water tank. 
    The system works with almost any length of fur, short or long, whilst the no-rinse shampoo formula leaves your dog's coat feeling clean and fresh.

    As well as being convenient, the BISSELL BarkBath Tool can save huge amounts of water as well. You only need 1.2 litres of water to adequately clean a 36kg dog that otherwise would need almost full bathtub to clean properly!

    Our friends at BISSELL Oceania have also thrown in a full Accessory Pack which includes a BISSELL cooler bag, a pair of pet nail clippers and a grooming brush valued at $70. 

    * Win 1 Bissell Prize Pack (Total Prize Value $438) *

    To Enter, Like & Share and Comment "in 50 words or less describe your most memorable dog cleaning experience and why you need a #Bissell #BarkBath Tool prize pack? (photos/videos welcome)" on our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (31/08/18)

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on Saturday 8th September, 2018 (9pm). Open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to Tammy Gallizzi (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and comment "in 50 words or less describe your most memorable dog cleaning experience and why you need a #Bissell #BarkBath Tool prize pack? (photos/videos welcome)
    ". 
    3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
    Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity and uniqueness.
    The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team.
    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.




    Father's Day 2018 is fast approaching (September 2) but you still have no idea what present to get for the dog loving dad in your life? 

    Thanks to our friends at Pet Pastel Portraits, this is your chance to organise a custom portrait (A3 size) of your much loved dog (cat and other pet portraits also available), which will be a unique present for Dad and the whole family to enjoy now and for many years to come.

    These pastel portraits are available in a range of sizes from A5 (smallest) to A2 (largest) and they offer free shipping worldwide. You can check their latest portrait gallery on Instagram @pet_pastel_portraits

    Pet Portraits are genuine dog lovers who also give back to the dog community by supporting a wide range of great causes...
    *** Win 1 Custom Pet Pastel Portrait  *** 
    (the prize is an A3 size, valued at $190

    To Enter, Like & Share and comment "why would Dad love a unique #petpastelportrait for Father's Day?" on our post via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (24/08/18)


    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on Friday 31st August, 2018 (3pm). Open to Australian residents only.
    Congratulations to our winner: Donna Kitson (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and comment 
    "why would Dad love a unique #petpastelportrait for Father's Day?" via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (24/08/18) 
    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.



    August is officially Pet Dental Care Month!

    Depending on the study you refer to, we know that 80-85% of dogs over the age of 3 years have some degree of Periodontal disease


    Experts also agree that the best thing we can do to maintain our dogs' pearly whites is to brush dailyThere are also a number of dental dog treats and toys on the market that can assist with preventing plaque and tartar build up.

    So we decided to partner with the pawsome team at Petbarn to try and make dental care for your dogs a bit more fun!

    *** Win 1 of 3 Dog Dental Care Prize Packs ***
    (valued at approx. $77 each) with:

    1) 1 x Pack of Greenies Dog Dental Treats (based on each winner's dog size)

    2) 1  x All for Pets Sparkle Dental Cleaning Combo Pack (toothbrush + toothpaste + finger dental brush)

    3) 1 x Tasty Bone Dental Dog Toy Peppermint 

    To Enter, Like & Share and "Show us your dog's best smile + tell us why you need help to keep it that way by winning this #Petbarn Dog Dental Care Prize Pack?" via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (17/08/18)


    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on Friday 24th August, 2018 (3pm). Open to Australian residents only.
    Congratulations to Kay Gerritsen-Blaney, Matt Metzke and Nell Hamilton-Schulz (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and 
    "Show us your dog's best smile + tell why you need help to keep it that way by winning a #Petbarn Dog Dental Care Prize Pack?" on our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (17/08/18) 
    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.




    The KONG Tiltz treat dispenser is a new dog toy designed to make your dog work for his food and stimulate his brain!

    Simply put your dog's favourite treats or kibble into the large centre dispensing hole, ensuring they fall into one of the three equally spaced internal holes of the (bright green) outer ring. As your dog tilts, spins and rocks the toy with his nose or paws, treats are erratically dispensed for added engagement and enticing fun.

    Formulated with real meat and flaxseed, you can use the bite-sized KONG Farmyard Friends dog treats for training purposes or in treat-dispensing toys like the KONG Classic or other dog puzzle games. Full of flavour and packed with nutrients, these all-natural dog treats are grain-free, making them easier to digest especially for dogs with allergies

    ** Win 1 of 5 KONG Tiltz plus a packet of KONG Farmyard Friends dog treats **
    Total min. Prize Pool $205

    (Each winner can choose their toy size - Small or Large - and from 3 flavours (BBQ Chicken or Smoked Bacon or Roast Lamb)

    To Enter, Like & Share and Comment: "why does your dog need a #KongTiltz treat dispensing dog toy in his life ?" on our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram (10/08/18) 

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition is now closed as of Friday 17th August, 2018 (3pm). Open to Australian residents only.
    Congratulations to our winners: Sasha Jones, Kim Pollard, Abby Roberts, Lindsay Shaw (via Facebook) and @zoeyrescuedandloved (via Instagram).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and comment "
    "why does your dog need a #KongTiltz treat dispensing dog toy in his life ?"
    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.



    Does your pooch deserve to be spoilt? DOGUE Online certainly thinks so! To help your pup beat the winter blues, they are offering one of our lucky readers a $250 Voucher to shop at DOGUE Online to buy anything you (well, your dog) would like!

    Choose from unique and stylish pet products including the latest in pet apparel, dog beds, dog collars, dog toys and accessories, dog food and treats!



    To Enter, Like / Share and Comment: "why does your pooch deserve to be spoilt by #DOGUE with a $250 Voucher?" in the comments via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram on our post (03/08/18)


    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition is now closed as of Friday 10th August, 2018 (3pm). Open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to our winner: Danielle Morrison (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and Comment "why does your pooch deserve to be spoilt by #DOGUE with a $250 Voucher?"
    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.


    Designed by Houndztooth and handcrafted by Australia's leading leather craftsman, these collars and leads are made with unparalleled craftsmanship and style.

    This vegetable-tanned English bridle leather was carefully selected for your dog’s comfort and comes in a choice of Chocolate with White Accents or Black with Red Accents.

    The Classic Houndz Leather Collar is stitched with tough-wearing Serafil in bright white with striking brass components for a high contrast design.


    For extra style, why not pair your dog collar with a matching Houndz Traffic and Training Lead in Chocolate or Black? The shorter lead (75cm) is designed for safety and to give you more control over your dog than standard or long leashes.

    ** WIN 1 x Houndztooth Classic Houndz Collar 
    + Houndz Traffic +Training Lead Set (valued at $240) **
    NB: Our winner will be able to choose their favourite colour (Chocolate or Black) and collar size (Small/Medium or Medium/Large).

    To ensure you select the right size for your dog, please visit the Houndztooth website 

    To Enter, Like & Share and answer this question correctly: "what leather are the #Houndztooth Classic Houndz Dog Collars made from AND choose from Chocolate or Black?" in the comments via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram on our post (27/07/18) 

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed Friday 3rd August, 2018 (4pm). Open to Australian residents only.
    Congratulations to our winner: Sharon Lo (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, like & share this post and answer this question correctly "what leather are the #Houndztooth Classic Houndz Dog Collars made from?"
    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.


    Are you frustrated with cleaning your dog after every walk? 

    Does your dog love jumping in puddles, waddling in creeks, trips to the beach or are you heading to the snow? Does your dog lie on the pavement grime at your favourite dog café?

    Extremely popular in the UK and Canada, Dog Trousers are basically an article of clothing your dog wears that acts as a barrier to protect their legs and underbelly. Their unique design means they cleverly cover only what needs covering whilst allowing airflow and the freedom to toilet

    Dog Trousers are very comfortable, allowing maximum movement, so that your pet can sit, run, play and jump! They mean more fun playing outside and less time in the bath so they're the perfect accessory for every busy dog owner! Read our recent Review here ...

    Made in the UK from material that is light-weight, waterproof and rip-resistant, the dog trousers are machine washable and very quick to dry.


    Thanks to The Dog Trouser Company in Australia, one lucky reader will:

     WIN one pair of Dog Trousers (value* $137-$159)
    NB: Winner can choose from 3 colours (Red, Yellow, Camouflage) and 6 sizes (*XXS to XL).

    To ensure you select the right size for your dog, please measure your dog and check the handy Size Guide

    To Enter, Like & Share and tell us: "why does your dog need a pair of these dog trousers AND your favourite colour?" in the comments via our Facebook page or @australiandoglover on Instagram on our post (20/07/18) 


    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on Friday 27th July, 2018 (3pm).

    Congratulations to our lucky winner: Kelly Haddenham (via Facebook).

    2. To enter, like & share this post and tell us "why does your dog need a pair of these dog trousers 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.

    WIN 1 of 6 Double Passes to the
    Sydney Dog Lovers Show !!!
    (Sat 4 - Sun 5 August 2018)

    The Sydney Dog Lovers Show is coming and we have 6 Double Passes to give away!

    Listen to free educational talks from popular celebrity vets and enjoy the largest showcase of dog products, services and technologies in the Southern Hemisphere.

    For the first time, the Sydney Common Woof Games will be part of the annual Show program with pooches from around the globe competing in K9 fusion sports! The Games will kick off with an Opening Ceremony Extravaganza, hosted by Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill and the Wonderdogs. The nail-biting final round of doggie play-offs will be hosted by Farmer Dave Graham and Dr Chris Brown.

    The forecourt will host the Common Woof Games pool and aquatic division with the crowd favourite Black Hawk Dockdogs. Dogs will take part in various Big Air, Rapid Relay, Speed Retrieve, Extreme and Dueling Dogs heats (BYO raincoat and brolly!).



    Meet dogs of all shapes and sizes in the Pat-A-Pooch-Zone, including puppies, rescue dogs, service and therapy dogs. 

    The event also raises awareness about adoption and the new Dog Adoption Stage is dedicated to informing dog lovers about the world of adoption and could help show goers find their next fur-baby!

    WIN 1 of 6 x Double Passes to the Sydney Dog Lovers Show on August 4 & 5 - 
    Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion (worth $55 each) 

    To Enter, Like & Share (post 13/07/18) and simply Tell us "What are you looking forward to the most this year?" in the comments via our Facebook Page or Instagram  
    The 6 most creative answers will win!  

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1. This Competition closed on 20/07/18 (3pm A.E.S.T.). Entries open to Australian residents only. Congratulations to our 6 winners: Kathryn Mueller, Dash Brown, Elle Paridisis, Kat McGuiggan, Kayla Manning & Lou Gilbert (via Facebook).
    2. To enter, simply tell us "what are you looking forward to the most this year?"
    Read our preview at http://www.australiandoglover.com/2018/05/2018-sydney-dog-lovers-show-august-4-5.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. 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.




    WIN 1 of 5 Copies of "The Dogs That Made Australia" Book by Guy Hull ...

    Hunter. Worker. Legend. The is the untold story of the dog's role in building our nation!

    The Dogs That Made Australia pays tribute to the dogs that gave their all for our prosperity: