Our top tips for getting out and about with your pet in the Midland area!
One of the joys of having a pet is the companionship and fun they can bring. There’s loads of lovely places around Midland where you can enjoy taking your little mate out for a lovely long walk or to join you for a coffee at your favourite café.
But pet ownership also brings with it some responsibilities and expenses. Here’s our guide to some money saving ways you can find and look after your pet.
Finding your pet
While some prospective pet owners have a firm idea about what type and breed of pet they’d like, you don’t have to go to an expensive breeder or pet shop to meet the newest member of your family.
- There’s a number of animal rescue shelters around Midland who provide the best possible care to surrendered, neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.
- Animal rescue shelters like these have dogs, cats, bunnies, mice, birds, reptiles and other animals just waiting to be welcomed into new loving homes.
- So not only will you be rescuing your pet, but you can rest assured they’ve been examined by a vet, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed, and the adoption fee is a fraction of expensive pet store or breeder prices.
- Try Swan Animal Haven, Best Friends Animal Rescue, Midlands Animal Rescue Team and the RSPCA.
- Other options for finding your new pet at a price that suits your budget include Gumtree, the TradingPost, PetsOnline and PetSale.
Registering your pet
If your pet is a dog or cat, you’ll need to register them with the City of Swan.
- All dogs over 3 months old must be microchipped and registered.
- All cats over 6 months old must be microchipped, sterilised and registered.
- Registration fees range from $10 to $250 depending on the length of registration period you choose, whether your animal is de-sexed and if you’re eligible for any discounts.
- Eligible pensioners receive significant discounts, so be sure to check when contacting the council.
Getting out and about with your pet
It’s great to let your dog have a big happy, and healthy run around off the leash.
- All reserves in the Midland area are specified as dog exercise areas, except for the ones listed here.
- Midland has lots of great parks and reserves where you and your dog can enjoy outdoor play and some nice long walks.
- Just remember that if you choose to let your dog off their leash in a reserve, you must have effective control of them.
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 in the Midland area that have it covered!