Lane Cove Pet Guide 2019

image by Furry Munchkins Pet Photography

We love our pets in Lane Cove.  ITC has put together a list of suppliers and local information you need as a pet owner in Lane Cove.


Register Your Pet


  1. Microchip your pet and register the details with the Pet Registry and Lane Cove Council.  Many different types of pets can be microchipped, so ask your vet if your bird, rabbit, goat or bunny can be microchipped.  More details on microchipping can be found here.   You can also check your pet’s microchip details by clicking here.
  2. if you move or change your phone number update your details with Council. Update your details so that on the day of your move the new details are available;  You can download a change of details form here or you can register your pet on the Pet Registry with the new details.
  3. Always have two phone numbers registered (we did have a situation where the owner was overseas and the only way the owners knew their pet had escaped was they saw it on ITC);
  4. Do not just rely on a microchip, sometimes it can be difficult to read a microchip (particularly on older pets). Make sure your pet has a collar and your phone number is on the collar.

Local Vets – Keep Your Pet Healthy


Figtree Vet Clinic

Figtree Vet Clinic has been part of the local community for over 35 years.  The team of highly experienced vets and nurses offer top-quality preventative, diagnostic, medical and surgical care for Lane Cove pets. Figtree Vets are a fully equipped practice, with in-house laboratory testing, full dental suite, digital xray and dental xray and ultrasound. They also work closely with local specialists and 24 hour hospitals to provide every element of care your pet may require. Figtree Vets’ puppy preschool is the best in the area!

The staff at Figtree Vets treat each patient with loving and compassionate care, caring for every pet as if it were their own. Their customer service is second to none, they want you to feel comfortable leaving the care of your beloved pets’ health in the hands of their wonderful staff. The handy location and convenient parking make a visit to the clinic stress-free for owners and their pets.

Contact Details

Phone: 9428 4700
Address: 10/225 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066 (rear of Figtree Plaza)
Website: www.figtreevet.com.au
Online Booking:  Book Now
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FigtreeVet/
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-4pm

 


 

North Shore Veterinary Hospital

North Shore Veterinary Hospital was established in 1935. NSVH serviced the local community for 80 years and prides itself on delivering the highest quality care.

We are proud to now be operating at two different purpose built locations in Sydney’s lower North Shore, Artarmon and Crows Nest. We are open at the Artarmon Hospital 24 hours 365 days a year, with specialists and critical care emergency veterinarians on hand. Our skilled team is always available for consultation and advice when it is needed. Our Crows Nest Hospital remains open during normal work hours, with ready access to our emergency and specialty staff if required. Undercover parking is available at both sites.

In addition the hospital is home to North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre, which operates independently of the general practice.

Contact Details

Address: 63 Herbert St, Artarmon
Phone:  (02) 9436 4910
Email: info@northshorevet.com.au
Website: northshorevet.com.au
Online Booking: northshorevet.com.au/book-online/
Facebook: facebook.com/northshorevethosp/
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 8.30am – 5pm, Public Hol 8.30am – 5pm.  Emergency open 24/7


Loving Care Mobile Vet

Loving Care Mobile Veterinary Service was established by Tonia Norton to provide a caring, professional veterinary service to her clients. Having been a vet for over 30 years and managed a busy vet clinic, Tonia believes there is a need for more personalised care, where animals are treated like family, and cared for in the home.

Contact Details

Phone: 0412 131 925
Email: tonia@lovingcaremobilevet.com.au
Online Booking:  lovingcaremobilevet.com.au/contact
Website: lovingcaremobilevet.com.au
Facebook: Lovingcaremobilevet
Opening Hours: Consultations are by appointment Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, and Saturday mornings by request.


Pet Supplies


 

Oliver Barkley Pet Supply is a small family business serving the community of Lane Cove. Located at the back of Figtree Plaza, Oliver Barkley stocks premium brand pet foods such as  Ivory Coat, Royal Canin, Man’s Best and Ziwi Peak alongside customer favourites Kong, Chuck-It, Fuzzyard and Rogz for toys and accessories.

All Natural Australian and New Zealand treats such as Bully Sticks, Roo Tendons and Beef Jerky Strips alongside Greenies, Fit n’ Flash and Saviour Life treats keep your four-legged friends content. Flea tick and worming products also available. Visit us in store or order online. We’ll treat you to free delivery within the local area.

Contact Details

Phone: 9427 8729
Email: kirsten@oliverbarkley.com.au
Address: 8/225 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066 (rear of Figtree Plaza)
Website: www.oliverbarkley.com.au
Facebook: @oliverbarkleypet
Instagram: @oliverbarkleypet

 


Train Your Pet


K9 Culture

K9 Culture dog training focuses on helping people create a balanced relationship with their dog. My name is Mary Lumsden and I am a certified dog trainer and owner of K9 Culture in Lane Cove.  Are you frustrated with your dogs behaviour or need help with a new puppy?  My job is to help struggling owners become confident owners.  I can show you how to build a relationship of clarity and understanding so you can have the family pet you’ve always wanted.   

K9 Culture Services:

  • Puppy Preschool (8 – 16 weeks of age)
  • Group Obedience Classes (Lane Cove)
  • Private Consultations

Contact Details

Phone: 0400 312 187
Website: www.K9culture.com.au
Email: mary@k9culture.com.au
Facebook: @k9culture.com.au
Instagram: @k9culturee_lanecove


 

North Shore Veterinary Hospital Puppy Preschool

Our onsite puppy school teaches you and your new puppy how to behave around the house, dogs and other people. With classes taking place at the hospital, we will teach you about socialisation, toilet training, handling for trips to the vet, basic obedience, exercise and play requirements. Given how quickly puppies develop and can form habits, we strongly recommend early training as an essential part of any puppies life. If you are interested in enrolling your new puppy in our preschool, please call us directly to find out more information.

Contact Details

Address: 63 Herbert St, Artarmon
Phone:  (02) 9436 4910
Email: info@northshorevet.com.au
Website: northshorevet.com.au
Online Booking: northshorevet.com.au/book-online/
Facebook: facebook.com/northshorevethosp/
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 8.30am – 5pm, Public Hol 8.30am – 5pm.  Emergency open 24/7


Groom Your Pet


 

Bloomingtails

Bloomingtails is an award winning one-stop-shop for all your dog’s needs. From food supplies and accessories to quality grooming and doggy daycare, Bloomingtails offers only the most ethical and holistic canine products and services. We understand the importance of wellness and wellbeing to help your dog’s natural beauty shine from the inside and out, and our aim is to create a relaxed and positive environment so that they leave feeling loved, pampered and indulged. We offer a range of premium spa and grooming packages, as well as, quality ‘Doggy Daycare’ services. We also offer a unique, safe and reliable pet taxi service to transport your fur-baby to and from their grooming appointments and doggy daycare at Bloomingtails. 

Our professional dog grooming services will make your dog’s natural beauty shine from the inside out. Whether your fur-baby shares the couch or even the bed with you, you’ll know they’re wonderfully clean, healthy and extra cuddly after every visit.

All our dog grooming services include: cleaning of ears, nail clip, paw tidy and sanitary area tidies. Each groom is finished off with a spritz of cologne, a free bandana and lots of cuddles!

We also provide pre-grooming consultations and recommendations on appropriate products and services to ensure we achieve the desired grooming result.  See below our doggy, day care, dog walking and boarding options.

Contact Details

Address: 18 Northwood Road Northwood (behind Riverview Vets)
Phone:
0400 312 187
Website: www.bloomingtailsgrooming.com.au
Email: Candice.bloomingtails@gmail.com
Facebook: @bloomingtailsdoggrooming
Instagram: @bloomingtails_dog_grooming


 

Furever Pets Grooming

Furever Pets Grooming is a local family owned and run grooming salon in Riverview. We have been in the Lane Cove area for 8 years. As well as grooming, we supply and deliver premium dog products in-store & pet products online for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. We also provide limited boutique small dog daycare and in-home dog boarding. Our experienced, professional and caring staff can provide a variety of all-breed clips (and are all a little dog mad!)

Contact us below, or come in store and say hi.

Contact Details

Address:
Phone:
 02 8964 1072
Websitewww.fureverpetsgrooming.com
Email: bookings@fureverpetsgrooming.com
Facebook: GroomingRiverview
Instagram: fureverpetsgrooming


Doggy Day Care and Dog Walking


 

Lisa’s Doggy Day Care

Lisa’s Doggy Day Care has been providing truly amazing adventures for your furry family since 2010. Affordable &  professional service for both recurring and occasional clients.  You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a dog walker. Here at Lisa’s Doggy Day Care, we work every day to be the example of proper dog walking. We are the walkers you can trust and want walking your dog! Once you learn how we walk dogs, the fun and adventures your furry kid will have, you will never look at other walkers the same! See our Social Media & website to see the fun for yourself.

Dog walking re-invented!

Contact Details

Address: 18 Northwood Road Northwood (behind Riverview Vets)
Phone:
0414980929
Website: www.lisasdoggydaycare.com
Email:
Facebook:  @lisasdoggydaycaresydney
Instagram: @lisasdoggydaycare


 

Bloomingtails

Bloomingtails is your number one dog walking and pet minding service in Lane Cove and local surrounding areas. Our doggy daycare services and dog walking adventures are available from Monday to Saturday and are primarily based around exercise, fun, canine enrichment and socialising! 

We allow your four legged friends to be free to roam around happily before and after their grooms either playing in our secure open plan area in the front of our store or with other dogs in our doggy daycare.

Contact Details

Address: 18 Northwood Road Northwood (behind Riverview Vets)
Phone:
0400 312 187
Website: www.bloomingtailsgrooming.com.au
Email: Candice.bloomingtails@gmail.com
Facebook: @bloomingtailsdoggrooming
Instagram: @bloomingtails_dog_grooming


 

Small Dog Daycare at Furever Pets Grooming

We offer a fun and interactive small dog daycare. Dogs get to run around with their friends and staff in the ‘Groom Room’ and are taken out on a fun bush walk or trip to the park during the day. We can offer daycare to larger dogs with calm play and good indoor doggie manners. We would love to have your pup for a trial to see if it fits in for the fun!!

Contact Details

Address:
Phone:
 02 8964 1072
Websitewww.fureverpetsgrooming.com
Email: bookings@fureverpetsgrooming.com
Facebook: GroomingRiverview
Instagram: fureverpetsgrooming


Board Your Pet


 

North Shore Veterinary Hospital Cat Boarding

Being away from home is a great worry for pet owners. How can you be sure that your cattery is providing the best environment for your cat? Will she get enough exercise and the right diet? Cats that are left alone at home may decide to “move house” when their pet parents are away. Now you can entrust your cat to animal health professionals that will ensure all its needs are met while you’re away.

  • Daily exercise and playtime with staff. And all-day access to the play gym.
  • A climate-controlled environment
  • Premium cat food. If your cat is fussy or has diet requirements we can feed food provided by you at no extra charge.
  • We have Feliway (a relaxing pheromone diffusor) within the cattery to keep all our furry friends happy and relaxed!
  • We are open 7 days a week for drop off and pick-ups.
  • Veterinary Staff are on site 24/7
  • Cats on medication or other treatments are well catered for.
  • You are welcome to visit our facilities beforehand
  • All cat receives plenty of love and cuddles!

Contact Details

Address: 63 Herbert St, Artarmon
Phone:  (02) 9436 4910
Email: info@northshorevet.com.au
Website: northshorevet.com.au
Online Booking: northshorevet.com.au/book-online/
Facebook: facebook.com/northshorevethosp/
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 8.30am – 5pm, Public Hol 8.30am – 5pm.  Emergency open 24/7


 

Kitty Cat Luxury Boarding

If you want a boutique personalised care in a home environment – Kitty Cat Luxury Boarding is for you.s

Situated in Greenwich, Kitty Cat Luxury Boarding offers an individual large space with the choice of accomodation including a garden room with a leafy green outlook.

Qualified Animal Certificate 11 carer, ensures hygiene and care protocols are followed. All cats must have up to date vaccinations and a certificate of proof must be provided.

Overnight or longer stays are available.

For further information please contact Barbara Oliver 0439 848 665

Contact Details

Address:  Greenwich NSW
Phone:
 0439 848 665


 

Bloomingtails

Look no further, Bloomingtails provide a reliable service as well as an assuring peace of mind with our caring and responsible dog minding services.  Our friendly and reliable Pet Nannies can stay in your home providing love, companionship and care for your dog just as if you were there yourself, or if you prefer, your fur baby can stay with one of our dog-loving Pet Nannies in their ‘home away from home stays’.

At Bloomingtails, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that while your fur baby is with us, we will treat them with utmost love and care that only our staff can give.

Contact Details

Address: 18 Northwood Road Northwood (behind Riverview Vets)
Phone:
0400 312 187
Website: www.bloomingtailsgrooming.com.au
Email: Candice.bloomingtails@gmail.com
Facebook: @bloomingtailsdoggrooming
Instagram: @bloomingtails_dog_grooming


 

Furever Pets Minding Service

Furever Pets Grooming is a local family owned and run grooming salon in Riverview. We have been in the Lane Cove area for 8 years. As well as grooming, we supply and deliver premium dog products in-store & pet products online for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. We also provide limited boutique small dog daycare and in-home dog boarding. Our experienced, professional and caring staff can provide a variety of all-breed clips (and are all a little dog mad!)

Contact us below, or come in store and say hi.

Contact Details

Address:
Phone:
 02 8964 1072
Websitewww.fureverpetsgrooming.com
Email: bookings@fureverpetsgrooming.com
Facebook: GroomingRiverview
Instagram: fureverpetsgrooming


Pet Photography


 

Furry Munchkins Pet Photography

Furry Munchkins Pet Photography is all about providing you with a unique, expressive, visual language to tell and relive the story of how your Furry Best Friend transformed your life.

I’m Keefe and my number one goal is to help you create luxurious artwork of your furry loved one to display in your beautiful home that will be guaranteed to transform any room (and heart) with love, joy and laughter. Together, we will recount the compelling love story between you and your furkid that will be retold every time you, your friends and family marvel at your art pieces.

Your adventure will begin the moment you contact me, with each experience personalised to suit you and your pet’s exact needs and personalities. Our photo sessions are built on the belief that beautiful photographs come naturally when people and their furkids are relaxed and having fun. If you are ready for us to capture some of the happiest memories of your furkid, contact us now to schedule a meet and greet session.

Contact Details

Phone: 0404628424
Website: www.furrymunchkins.com.au
Email: keefe@furrymunchkins.com.au
Facebook: @furrymunchkins
Instagram: @furrymunchkinsphotography


Pet Friendly Cafes


There are several cafes that are pet friendly.  Nibu Cafe has a large outdoor area where dogs are welcome and even get a doggie biscuit.  Unwined Espresso Bar has an outdoor area where there is a dog bowl waiting for your dog.  Bella Bacio Cafe in Lane Cove North has an outdoor area that is dog friendly.

Mr Doggy ITC at Nibu Cafe

Off Leash Parks


 

There are 17 Off Leash Areas for Dogs in the Lane Cove Council Area:

Bob Campbell Oval, Greenwich (on open playing field areas when organised games are not in progress)Newlands Park, St Leonards (not including playground area)
Kingsford Smith Oval, Longueville (on open playing field areas when organised games are not in progress)Gamma Road Reserve, Lane Cove (adjacent to Lane Cove Golf Course)
Ronald Park, GreenwichBurns Bay Reserve, Riverview (open playing field areas only when organised games are not in progress, not including playground area)
Pottery Green, Lane Cove (on open playing field areas when organised games are not in progress, not including playground area)Helen Street Reserve, Lane Cove (not including playground area)
Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview (except bushland areas, not including playground area)Ludowici Reserve, Lane Cove West (just near Best Street Lane Cove)
Blackman Park, Lane Cove West (on open grass playing field areas when organised games are not in progress)Shell Park, Greenwich
Stringybark Reserve, Lane Cove (open playing field areas only, not including playground area)Manns Point Park, Greenwich
Tantallon Oval, Lane Cove West (open playing field areas only when organised games are not in progress) 

 

Cunninghams Reach, Linley Point (not including playground area)
Lloyd Rees Reserve, Northwood (not including playground area)

 

Mr Doggy ITC enjoying Bob Campbell Oval

Blackman Park Dog Park


In 2019 a new off-leash dog park was officially opened at Blackman Park Lane Cove. The fenced area provides additional off-leash exercise space and includes water, shade, seating and agility equipment for dogs of all sizes. Off-leash use of the ovals B3 and B4 will remain when sporting activities are not in progress.


Lost Pet


If you have lost a pet the first thing to do is to contact all the local vets to see if your pet has been handed in.   If you find a pet then you should take the pet to the nearest Vet to ask them to read the microchip.  If there are no details on the microchip contact In the Cove and we will put a call out for the owner.  Please provide a picture and details of where the pet has been lost.  Most pets go missing when there are fireworks, a big storm or you have people working on your house and they forget to shut the gate.  This is the time you must be vigilant.

 


Renting with a Pet


Trying to find a rental property with a pet can be tricky. The rental market can be competitive and having a pet doesn’t always help. Its best to provide as much information about your pet as possible. In the Cove has created an In the Cove – Pet Resume Template- 2019 for you. Sending a pet resume along with your rental application shows you are a committed pet owner, you r pet is well looked after which means they are less likely to be noisy, smelly or destructive.  Another tip is offer a slightly higher rental price, the owner may not be interested in a pet living in their property but sometimes a bit extra rent can help ease any fears of loosing money as a result of pet related damage

In the Cove – Pet Resume Template- 2019

ITC has been informed of a few pet friendly unit blocks and we have listed them below. Of course the individual owner will still need to approve you having a pet even if the block is pet friendly. (if we missed any, let us know)

  • Battique. 50 Gordon Crescent, Lane Cove NSW 2066
  • The Arise Meriton building on Epping Road
  • Emerant Lane. 288 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove
  • Aurora. 3-9 Finlayson Street Lane Cove
  • Auralia. 1 Nield Ave Greenwich
  • Lane Cove North Estate. 710 Mowbray Road West Lane Cove
  • Aston Apartments. 600-606 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North
  • Sutton Gardens’. 8 Murray Street Lane Cove North

Pet Friendly Retirement Villages Lane Cove


 

The following retirement villages state they are pet free:


Local Safety Tips


Many of the Off Leash Parks in Lane Cove are near the Lane Cove River.  Some owners let their dogs swim in the river.  Be careful as the following incidents have been reported to In the Cove.

  • Toxic Puffer Fish Poisoning – further info here;
  • Safety Tips for Pets during the Christmas Holidays – further info here; and
  • Bull Sharks spotted in Lane Cove River.

Barking Dogs


 

All local councils have statutory powers to deal with barking dogs. Under the Companion Animals Act 1998, a council officer can issue a nuisance order to the owner declaring the dog a nuisance if it barks or makes another noise that keeps occurring or continues to such a degree that it unreasonably disturbs neighbours.

For example, if you complain about a noisy dog, the council officer can investigate to substantiate your complaint. This may include collecting evidence such as written statements from neighbours, asking you to keep a diary of when the noise occurs, and visiting the property where the dog is kept (check with your council about what evidence is required).

If the complaint is substantiated, the officer can issue a nuisance order. Before doing so, the owner of the dog must be given prior notice of the officer’s intention to issue a nuisance order. The notice must specify what aspects of the dog’s behaviour need to change to prevent the disturbance from continuing. It must also inform the owner of their right to object to the proposed order, and that the objection must be in writing and submitted within 7 days of the notice being issued. If an objection is received, the officer must then consider whether it is appropriate to issue the order. Once an order is issued, it remains in force for six months and cannot be appealed against.

If the owner does not comply with the order, the offender is liable for a fine of up to $880 for the first offence and $1650 for the second and each subsequent offence.

To report a barking dog call 9911 3555 or by fill out this online form.

 


Aggressive or Dogs That Attack


 

To find out how what to do if you are worried about an aggressive dog click here.

 


Prowling Cats


 

There is no law that states you have to keep your cat indoors. However, local councils encourage owners to keep your cat indoors at night, as there are benefits to both the cat and the community.

Yowling and fighting is more of a problem at night. The noise is likely to be intrusive and may keep your neighbours awake. Keeping your cat indoors at night is recommended in the interests of both your cat’s safety and community harmony.

Many kinds of native wildlife are more active or more vulnerable to hunting at night. According to the Office of Local Government there is evidence that cats hunt more during the night. By keeping your cat indoors, you can help reduce the number of native birds and animals that are killed in your area.

Authorised council officers can issue nuisance orders to cat owners in certain circumstances.

The Office of Local Government is supporting councils and cat owners to better manage cats through improved public education and targeted compliance action. A comprehensive package of Good Neighbour resources was released by the Cat Protection Society of NSW, with the support of the NSW Government, councils and other stakeholders.

The Good Neighbour Project is designed to support cat owners to provide the best feline welfare and wellbeing outcomes for their cats at the same time as minimising the impact of cat ownership on the local community.


Advertise with In the Cove


If you have a pet business that services Lane Cove and you would like to be advertise in this guide, email us.  This guide will be on the front page of our web site and will be published on Facebook several times a year.

Thank you to all the local suppliers mentioned above – without their support we could not support local charities, community groups, sporting groups and provide free local job listing and advocacy work without our advertisers.

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