Fun with your furry friend in Gosnells

Budget tips for finding and caring for your pet

One of the joys of having a pet is the companionship and fun they can bring. But pet ownership also brings with it some responsibilities and expenses.

Here’s some ways to save cash while finding and caring for your pet

Finding your pet

You don’t have to go to an expensive breeder or pet shop to meet the newest member of your family.

  • The Animal Protection Society of WA operates the Southern River Shelter near Gosnells.
  • There’s also the RSPCA WA Adoption Centre in Malaga.
  • Animal rescue shelters like these have dogs, cats, bunnies, mice, birds, reptiles and other animals just waiting to be welcomed into new loving homes.
  • Your rescue pet will have been examined by a vet, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed, and the adoption fee is a fraction of expensive pet store or breeder prices.
  • Other budget options for finding your new pet in the Gosnells area include Gumtree, the TradingPost, and PetDirectory.

Registering your pet

If your dog is more than 3 months old or your cat over 6 months old, you’ll need to register them with the City of Gosnells.

Getting out and about with your pet

  • Parks around Gosnells where your dog can happily play off the leash include
    • Kenwick River Regional Open Space and Packer Park
    • Maddington River Regional Open Space and Gibbs Park
    • Southern River Polo Crosse Grounds
  • Check out this handy guide to off-leash dog parks around Gosnells.

Grabbing a coffee or bite to eat with your pet

After you’ve enjoyed a nice long walk together and worked up an appetite, it’s nice to stop somewhere for a cuppa where you know your furry friend is also welcome.

Buying food and accessories for your pet

When your pet is sick

When your pet needs pampering

Many breeds need regular grooming to keep their coat and nails in good health and condition.

So no matter what you need for your pet, there’s plenty of friendly places and businesses around Gosnells that have it covered!