• Links

    Local Businesses

    Onsite Pets
    Onsite Pets - www.onsitepets.com.au
    Caring, reliable and professional onsite pet services including feeding, walking, training and more.

    Hobsons Bay Vet Clinic
    Hobsons Bay Vet Clinic - www.hobsonsbayvet.com.au
    Hobsons Bay Veterinary Clinic is small enough to offer you local and personal support and large enough to offer a full range of veterinary services.

    Dog Diversity
    Dog Diversity Grooming School - www.dogdiversity.com.au
    Developing professional standards in dog grooming.

    Pipsqueaks Photography
    Pipsqueaks Photography - www.pipsqueaksphotography.com.au
    Pipsqueaks pride themselves on customer satisfaction, taking the time to learn all about you, your family and your pets and listen to what your heart really desires. Their personalised service means that you will deal with just one person – Anita who will take you through the entire experience from the moment you make contact to the moment your art collection is hand delivered.

     

    Products

    KONG
    KONG - www.kongcompany.com
    We’ve been making KONGs from our own proprietary, pet-safe, built-to-chew rubber ever since. Dogs love KONG. The way it bounces keeps them engaged and ready to play. It has a soft mouth feel for a satisfying chew and, of course, it’s super durable. Owners love KONG too; they can stuff it, throw it, leave it out in the yard — KONG keeps coming back for more.

    Aussie Dog
    Aussie Dog - www.aussiedog.com.au
    Our dog toys and enrichment products are approved by animal trainers, behaviour specialists, veterinarians and zoo keepers worldwide. Aussiedog is about having fun, stimulating animals and improving the life experience of your dog and all animals via safe, durable enrichment products.

    Black Dog Wear
    Black Dog Wear - www.blackdog.net.au
    High quality training gear, all developed on science based training techniques. Our products are for dog trainers who want strong, great looking and long lasting gear.

    BARF Australia
    BARF Australia - www.barfaustralia.com
    BARF Australia’s Pet food is no ordinary pet food. This is pet food based on Evolutionary principles; pet food, which the dog’s genome demands – if it is to become and remain truly healthy. This pet food is known as BARF – Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. This health Promoting, Grain Free, Pet Food, rich in all the nutrients essential for long term health, bears no resemblance to the fake industrial food fed to the majority of companion animals today.

     

    Travel Agency - Eco Tourism

    RAW Wildlife Encounters
    RAW Wildlife Encounters - www.rawildlife.com.au
    Raw Wildlife Encounters (RWE) excels at organising life-changing travel experiences and unique wildlife encounters, while catering for a comfortable journey of exceptional quality along the way. Our small-group tours are lead by qualified wildlife professionals who will take you along roads less well-travelled and allow you to experience truly incredible learning encounters with unique wildlife. Raw Wildlife Encounters fosters responsible tourism that benefits the local people, environment and wildlife in all our travel destinations through our Community and Conservation Programs.

     

    Apps

    Sound Proof Puppy Training App - App Store / Google Play

    Sound Proof Puppy Training
    Get it on the App Store
    |Get it on Google Play
    Have you ever wondered why some dogs are so calm around noisy environments, while others look nervous and stressed? There are many loud, new and unusual sounds a dog must get used to as a domestic pet or working dog. Training our dogs to be comfortable with sound is essential to having a calm, well-adjusted dog. As new puppy owners you can start this training from 8 weeks of age. As a breeder you can start this from 3 weeks of age. 
After teaching puppy class for several years I needed a way to assist clients to get their puppies comfortable around environmental noise.

     

    Online Directories

    OzDoggy.com.au
    OzDoggy.com.au - www.ozdoggy.com.au
    Informative Pet Directory

     

     

    Animal Welfare Organisations that Hairy Hounds Playground Support

    World Animal Protection
    World Society for the Protection of Animals - www.worldanimalprotection.org.au
    Our vision is a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended – together we can move the world for animals.

    NARGA
    NARGA - www.narga.org.au
    NARGA's number one goal is to provide a back up service to all animal rescuers; to give them support and to nurture their growth and effectiveness. We will be the ultimate one-stop-shop for information, guidance, resources and referrals. We will be their go-to organisation for assistance and support.

    SOCP
    Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Programme - www.sumatranorangutan.org
    SOCP is endeavouring to conserve viable wild populations of the Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan. We do this by habitat protection, reintroduction of confiscated pets to the wild, education, survey work and scientific research.

    Earth 4 Orangutans
    Earth 4 Orangutans - www.earth4orangutans.com
    Earth 4 Orangutans is the international awareness campaign raising funds to support the Orangutan Haven and Wildlife Conservation Education Centre. The Orangutan Haven will be the first of its kind. Its development will achieve a number of important conservation goals vital for a more positive and sustainable future for Northern Sumatra's people, wildlife and environment.

    The Tangkahan Effect
    The Tangkahan Effect - www.thetangkahaneffect.com - (Facebook)
    Two community minded travellers, passionate about the well being of a small village in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Fundraising projects for Tangkahan.

     

    Other

    Code of Practice for the Operation of Boarding Establishments
    Hairy Hounds Playground fully complies with this Victorian State legislation for animal boarding establishments and has been awarded a permit to keep animals. Does the day care centre your dog attends comply?