Our top tips for getting out and about with your pet in Logan
One of the joys of having a pet is the companionship and fun they can bring. There’s loads of lovely places in the Logan area where you can enjoy taking your little mate out with 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.
- The Animal Welfare League of Queensland operate five rehoming centres in South East Queensland, including one in Beenleigh. They care for up to 15,000 stray and surrendered animals each year, and help save abandoned and neglected companion animals in need.
- There’s also the Logan City Council Animal Management Centre, which cares for lost animals and has dogs and cats for sale. You’ll find them at 213 Queens Rd, Kingston.
- 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.
- Other options for finding your new pet at a price that suits your budget include Gumtree, the TradingPost, and RSPCA Qld.
Registering your pet
If your pet is a dog or cat, you’ll need to register them with Logan City Council.
- The law requires all cats and dogs over 12 weeks of age to be registered for life. There’s a $235 fine if you don’t!
- Registration fees range from $27 to $135 for most dogs and cats, depending on the whether your animal is de-sexed.
- Eligible pensioners receive significant discounts, so be sure to check when contacting the council.
Getting out and about with your pet
- Parks where your dog can happily play off the leash include Logan River Parklands in Beenleigh, Albert River Park in Eagleby and Dart Park in Kingston.
- Logan City Council’s Dog off-leash parks in Logan brochure outlines dog parks and areas where your dog is allowed off their lead, including some which have a small dog area and dog agility equipment.
- Be aware that the law says your animals must wear a collar and tag at all times when outside your property.
Take your pooch to the movies!
There’s no need to leave your four legged friend at home when you head to the movies!
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 Logan area that have it covered!