Pets Corner articles

A royal couple 

By Kathryn Lewis Janni and Sofia walk their two Jack Russell pups twice a day near their CBD home.  Janni said walking the dogs was their escape from the bustle of the city. “This is our breathing space,” she said. 11-year-old Prince Phillip and seven-year-old Angel are both rescue dogs from the Jack Russell Rescue

Totally connected

By Kathryn Lewis  Michael Skubevski and his Border Collie, South Paw, are about as close as an owner and pet can get.  Wandering through Flagstaff Gardens, South Paw does not appear to have an owner. The lead in Mr Skubevski’s hand is the only giveaway of where he belongs. But the pair does everything together,

Double trouble in harness

By Kathryn Lewis  Kathy Sun and her partner Brendan Lee have been regulars at Flagstaff Gardens for a couple of years since they got Bubble, their Japanese Spitz.  Today they had two energetic pups on their hands as they were also looking after their friend’s Poodle / Cocker Spaniel cross, Oreo. The two dogs were

A pugtastic birthday gift 

By Medha Vernekar  Last November, Anthony Soon decided to surprise his girlfriend for her birthday with a spirited black purebred pug who they lovingly named Pugsley.  Mr Soon, who is a recent international business and economics graduate from Deakin University, recalls the moment he revealed Pugsley to his girlfriend who has always wished for a

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

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