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Dog-sitting in the CBD

Dog-sitting in the CBD

By Shantelle-Ann Marquis Pepe is a one-year-old Cavoodle, a Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross. “Pepe is actually my neighbour Andrew’s dog. Andrew has gone to South East Asia for a few weeks and I have been taking care of Pepe,”  Sharon Wong said. Ms Wong is an art conservator from West Melbourne and

Big love for a big pet 

By David Amaya Zoe Sonnenberg wanted a small pet but three months ago she fell in love with a huge dog that now takes over half of her bed.  Although CBD resident Ms Sonnenberg shares her house with two other people, the size of Gertrude is not a matter for discussion. If someone wants to

Rescue dog the source of happiness

By Chelsea Cucinotta More than three years ago, CBD residents David William Shiel and Donna Lobartolo Shiel adopted their dog Bonnie through pet rescue.  Bonnie, who will be 10 in October, is a crossbreed Jack Russell/bull terrier. Growing up with childhood pets, both David and Donna decided their stable home and lifestyle would be ideal

Active dog the perfect companion

By Kate Mani  For toy poodle cross terrier Oreo, there’s nothing better than having a run with other dogs.  Her owner Nick Jiang laughs as he tells how his eight-month-old bundle of fur has recently started chasing dogs, not only in the park, but also on TV. “We were watching David Attenborough … there was

Lost in Flagstaff Gardens: Warren’s Leash

By Meg Hill Badger, a one-and-a-half year old French bulldog, pretended to search avidly for his leash in Flagstaff Gardens on a cold winter Tuesday, ignoring his owner’s calls to go home. Badger’s owner, Warren, misplaced the leash somewhere in the grass and fallen autumn leaves. A few passers-by even stopped to help with the

Friendly dogs call Flagstaff Gardens home

By Meg Hill Astor and Spencer hit the jackpot when they befriended Flagstaff Gardens gardener and resident John.  The two dogs get to lounge around in the sun while John works in the picturesque CBD park that surrounds his home. John, who lives in a cosy caretaker’s house, has owned seven-year-old shitzu/poodle Astor since “he

Friendship ambassador in Flagstaff Garden – the girl Gir

By Melissa Chung Gir, an eight-year-old Malti-Pug from Footscray, has been spending a great deal of quality time with flatmate Zoe. English-born Zoe has been living with Gir for more than a year. Since Zoe is soon returning to England, she decided to quit her job and spend more time with Gir. “We love to

Well-trained CBD dogs frequent the office  

By Monisha Iswaran Long-time dog owner Anna has her dogs so well trained that they attend work with her regularly, causing no trouble at all.  Morgan, a nine-year-old Labradoodle and Radcliffe, a six-year-old spoodle, have been coming to their owner’s CBD office daily as of late, while she is having work done to her house.

CBD’s favourite office pet 

By Nadia Dimattina  Take-your-dog-to-work-day is part of everyday lifestyle for city goer and pet owner, Paul Clayton. Abbey, a nine-year-old Shiba Inu may not live in the city but gets to experience city life by commuting to the CBD each day. Abbey’s companion, Paul takes her to work where she gets a lot of attention

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