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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

Living the high life

Fifteen-year-old Maltese shih tzu cross Jessie just loves the high life that the CBD offers. According to her owner Anne Rogers, Jessie doesn’t miss the suburban back yard that was previously a big part of her life. “The city is just so exciting.  We all love it here,” Anne said. Jessie, Anne and husband Barry

Reasons to be cheerful

By Eva Garnes Kimba and Willow, together with owner Sigrid de Castella, bring joy to the older generation in the CBD, as well as entertaining tourists and locals alike. The two West Highland White Terriers regularly visit the nursery and dementia wards at Mercy Place as part of the pet therapy program. “We are just

Chareli’s Angel

By Katie Wong Hoy This Maltese Cross Shih Tzu is Chareli’s Angel. Escaping the hustle and bustle in Melbourne’s CBD, Chareli Seet and her dog Wira enjoy a quiet afternoon at Flagstaff Gardens. Wira is a three-year-old Maltese Cross Shih Tzu that captured Chareli’s heart on the website Gumtree. “I just wanted a dog and

The puppy bunch

Amy Szuszkiewicz is a mother of two and considers her American Staffordshire terrier, Sookie another child. “My children are all roughly the same age as her so they’re growing up together. She’s my third baby,” she said. 15-month-old Sookie joined Amy’s young family when her eldest son saw her and exclaimed, “My Sookie!” Amy knew

Tourist guides: a walk in the park

Roger Hersey 65 Toy Poodles: Bacci, 10 (grey) & Enzo, 8 (black) Roger Hersey, 65, and his two toy poodles Enzo and Bacci love wandering the Flagstaff Gardens in the the summer heat. Joining many fellow Melburnians, Roger and the two poodles are busy showing their friend Vincent, who is visiting from Adelaide, what Melbourne

His regal highness Phil

Named after a prince but treated like a king, Prince Phillip is lucky enough to get three walks a day with owner Sofia. “I walked him at 5.30am, then we normally get out again around 3.30pm when I finish work. I will probably take him out again after dinner,” Sofia said. Sofia rescued the seven-year-old

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