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Retired racers lap up the luxury

Retired racers lap up the luxury

It’s fair to say that Temple Court resident Joanne Biddles has a thing for greyhounds. Joanne has two “adopted” former racing dogs and, when CBD News caught up with her, she had some neighbours’ greyhounds in tow too. Her dogs are (right) four-year-old Burnley Biddles and (middle) 10-year-old Pepper Biddles.  On the left is five-year-old

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 ‘Russian Hippo’

By Sarah Price Flinders Street Station is full of people in a constant rush to go somewhere, however Lex and his four-month-old American Staffy puppy Behemoth blissfully walk along the station taking their time. Lex and Behemoth live in the city and are out exploring Melbourne every day.  They especially love meeting other dogs 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

Reasons to smile

By Chloe Strahan Michelle treats her two rescue dogs Kyha and Cody to several walks around the CBD each day. “I am very lucky to have them,” said owner Michelle, 42. The trio frequently visit Flagstaff Gardens for a stroll multiple times a day. “We have a small apartment so I take them for a

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

Doogle adds some magic

One can’t help but remember Toto, the Cairn terrier in The Wizard of Oz when you meet Doogle. This three-year old Cairn terrier loves his walks with his owner Wendy. “We walk an hour in the morning and then in the evening which is an absolute must for Doogle,” explains Wendy. This sturdy little Scottish

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