Updates & Resources
MUTT RUMBLES (MEETUPS)
Life with an active mutt is rewarding, but can also be challenging. Finding like-minded people who love to give their dogs a full and happy life can bring great enjoyment to you and your mutt.
Outback Mutts is planning its first Mutt Rumble at the end of November 2019, where mutt-lovers and their mutts will have the opportunity to meet up and go for a bush walk or play, and enjoy some morning tea and mutt treats, whilst getting some tips from a local specialist in dog behaviour. We are planning to hold our first Mutt Rumble at Picnic Point, Toowoomba. Watch this space and be first to buy a ticket for you and your mutt!
DOG FRIENDLY PLACES AND PARKS in NSW, Vic & Qld
If you're in New South Wales, there are heaps of pet friendly holiday parks and camping grounds to visit. VisitNSW gives a comprehensive run-down at https://www.visitnsw.com/things-to-do/caravan-and-camping/plan-your-trip/pet-friendly-holiday-parks.
The latest dog friendly venues in Sydney can be found on FourSquare at https://foursquare.com/top-places/sydney/best-places-dog-friendly. Sirius Cove, Alexandria Park and the Henson are the current top 3 mutt-loving venues.
If you're in Victoria, Parks Victoria has a list of dog friendly parks for you and your mutt to enjoy, with a variety of on-lead, off-lead and camping options, at https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/visit/popular-activities/dog-walking
In sunny Queensland, a list of national parks and forests that allow dogs on-leash can be found at https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/list.php?facility=145
In Brisbane, you can let your mutt run free and off-leash at https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/council-venues-and-precincts/parks/park-facilities/dog-off-leash-areas-dog-parks
In our home town of Toowoomba, we look to the Field Guide for a list of pup-friendly cafes and venues at https://www.thefieldguidetoowoomba.com/blog/dog-friendly-cafes-bars-toowoomba.
Four Brothers Brewing and Burrow are known to be puppy-friendly, while Bar Wunder is renowned for its dedicated dog-friendly beer garden, complete with locally produced organic dog treats and even dog-friendly beer (non-alcoholic).
The Toowoomba Regional Council has also listed the dog-off leash areas at http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-gardens/dog-off-leash-areas/8847-dog-off-leash-areas and have put together the map below for us dog lovers.
Outback Mutts have teamed up with our local RSPCA Op Shop!
For a donation we are able to source second hand jeans and shirts, with the majority of clothes not making the shelves due to wear and tear. We are extending the life of things that already exist and we are very proud of that.
The RSPCA has some fantastic resources like the RSPCA School for Dogs, Pet adoption and Pet Cremation Services. If you are in Toowoomba, be sure to donate and/or shop at the RSPCA Op Shop on 1/900 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD 4350 or visit https://www.rspcaqld.org.au/rspca-op-shops/toowoomba for more details.
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
At Outback Mutts we source environmentally sustainable and/or biodegradable materials wherever we can in an effort to put the environment first. We are also proud participants of Clean Up Australia Day on the first Sunday of March each year. In past years, our mutts have literally supported Clean Up Australia Day, with their very own paws! Check out #Muttscleanup for our mutt-pics.
The next Clean Up Australia Day falls on Sunday the 1st of March 2020. We would love to see all mutts and mutt-lovers join in on the clean up effort in their local area! Start by visiting https://www.cleanup.org.au/ to see what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment.
AUSTRALIAN DOG LOVERS
Australian Dog Lovers is a wonderful organisation that encourages responsible dog ownership. There are a wealth of resources available on their website including a long list of Australian Dog Events and Expos at https://www.australiandoglover.com/p/2019-australian-dog-events-pet-expos.html
Outback Mutts' Rescued Collars were fortunate enough to be mentioned as one of 15 Eco-Friendly Pet Products for Dog Owners. If you are looking for more sustainable pet products, check out this article at https://www.australiandoglover.com/2019/09/15-eco-friendly-pet-products-for-dog.html
Outback Mutts love to support our local Toowoomba Vets, and know that you will find the best care for your four-legged bestie at Herriot House Veterinary Surgery at https://www.herriothousevets.com.au/, Toowoomba Veterinary Hospital at https://www.toowoombavet.com.au and Toowoomba Family Vets at https://toowoombafamilyvets.com/