Lane Cove Pet Guide 2022

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.  We hope you find out Lane Cove Pet Guide informative.


Register Your Pet


  1. Microchip your pet and register the details.   Registrations can be completed online via the NSW Pet Registry or Service NSW using your MyServiceNSW Account. You can also register your pet in person at the Lane Cove Council offices or at any Service NSW Centre.
  2. 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.
  3. if you move or change your phone number update your details with the NSW Pet Registry. Update your details so that on the day of your move the new details are available;  More information on updating the details of your pet here.
  4. 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);
  5. 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 embroidered on the collar.  We have had many pets where their details are on a tag hanging from the collar.  A hanging tag can come off it if the pet gets stuck on a fence or in bushes.

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 x-ray 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


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: [email protected]
Online Booking:  lovingcaremobilevet.com.au/contact
Website: lovingcaremobilevet.com.au
Facebook: Lovingcaremobilevet
Opening Hours: Consultations are by appointment Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm, and Saturday mornings by request.

 


Pet Supplies


PetO

We’re an Australian owned family business run by locals since opening in 2007. We support many Sydney based animal charities and believe in “think adoption first” – so don’t sell live animals. We’re all crazy about pets and just love it when our customers bring their furry friends to help them shop.

Our store has ample, easy level parking with the convenience and safety to bring all the family. We design each store to make it easy to shop and have over 25,000 products in stock for all your pets’ needs. All our team members are trained and experienced to give you expert advice – we aim to make your shopping experience convenient, informative and FUN! We’re always here to help so come and visit us (P.S. Pet cuddles are free of charge in store!).

Address:62 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 9418 8877
Instagram: PetO Instagram


Oliver Barkley Pet Supply

Oliver Barkley aims to service the Lower North Shore with an excellent range of dog, cat and small animal products. Our fully-stocked shelves offer high quality, beautifully designed products including a constantly evolving selection of both local, and international pet food and accessories for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Our treat bar boasts a variety of tasty, natural Australian treats for the top dog in your life including roo, chicken, beef, pork and fish products.

Online Shop 

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: [email protected]
Facebook: @k9culture.com.au
Instagram: @k9culturee_lanecove


Pawsitive Vibe Fitness

Pawsitive Vibe Fitness is a Dog Training Club with a very simple philosophy. We believe that training the animals of Sydney should be fun, innovative, and growl-free. All animals involved in the process experience the benefits, including the humans involved! Put your best paw forward and let’s get started today!

Mobile: 049 049 34 71

Walk Your Pet


The Purrfect Pup Dog Walking 

Just like us, dogs love to socialise with others and explore the world. That’s why dog walks are an essential part of your dog’s day; they provide dogs with physical and mental stimulation.We’ll pick your dog up for a 1-hour off-leash walk at a local dog park or beach. Our walkers have a maximum of 3 dogs at one time so that each dog gets plenty of attention.

During the walk, we’ll send you photo updates so that you know exactly how much fun they’re having! After the walk, we’ll give your pup a towel off and drop them back home. We’re also happy to put some food out and top up their water at home, on request, at no additional cost.

We offer regular and casual walks.

Before any of our walks we will always have a discussion with you about what your dog is comfortable with. More info here – https://www.thepurrfectpup.com/dogwalking 

Phone0410216989

Groom Your Pet


PetO

Visit our state-of-the-art DIY Dog Wash where you can enjoy washing your pet in a fresh, clean environment, knowing they are in safe hands – it will get your dog’s tail wagging. Great for big dogs to small dogs or even multiple dogs at a time and its only $11 for 11 minutes!

Please remember to bring your towel as we have limited towels available. Our automatic washes have shampoo that is suitabe for all dogs but if your pet needs something specific our team can help you find the right shampoo and conditioner for your dog.

 

  • Safe and easy to use
  • Secure your dog using the tethering provided
  • Hydro bath for a deep coat clean
  • Turbo blow dry
  • No appointment necessary
  • Credit card/Debit card/Cash accepted

Our friendly team in stores will always be available to help you if you need it. Visit us to give your dog a fuss-free, easy, and convenient wash. You can pick up some supplies while you’re instore or treat your dog afterwards from our huge toy & treat range!

Address: 62 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 9418 8877
Instagram: PetO Instagram

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: 347 Pacific Highway Artarmon
Phone:
0420 371 855
Website: www.bloomingtailsgrooming.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @bloomingtailsdoggrooming
Instagram: @bloomingtails_dog_grooming


The Well Groomed

The Well Groomed is a local family owned and run grooming salon in Riverview. We have been living in Lane Cove since 2015 and love this beautiful leafy suburb so much.

I am a professional dog groomer/grooming instructor with 19 years of experience both Japan and Australia. Now I am so excited to have my own salon in such a beautiful neighbourhood.

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!)

Address: 59 Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview NSW 2066
Phone: 02 8964 1072

 


House Sitting for Your Pet


The Purrfect Pup House Sitting & Home Visits

Dogs and cats are creatures of habit, that’s why they thrive on routine and can easily become anxious if their routines are upset. ​​

Tailored to you and your pets’ needs one of our trusted team members will stay overnight to care for your pet. This service is 100% personalised, so we follow your pets’ diet, training and exercise routine to make sure there is as little disruption as possible while you’re away. This is especially helpful for puppies and senior dogs, who rely more on routine!

Your dog will also get 2 x 1 hr walks a day at a local dog park or beach.

We’re more than happy to help out with basic maintenance such as collecting mail, putting out bins and watering!​​

Whilst we’re staying we’ll make sure that you get plenty of photo updates so you can see just how much fun your pet is having.

Before any house sitting booking we always conduct a meet & greet. This is to make sure that you’re comfortable with the sitter who’ll be caring for your pet while you’re away and to let your dog meet the person who’ll be looking after them.

Home Visits

We also offer house visiting which is the perfect option for pet owners who know that their pets are ok spending the night alone. Tailored to you and your pets’ needs, one of our trusted team members will visit your house for 30 minutes to give your canine or feline friend some cuddles and play. We’ll also make sure that they have plenty of food and water and remove any waste.

Phone0410216989

Board Your Pet


Bloomingtails

Look no further, Bloomingtails provide 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: 347 Pacific Hwy, Artarmon NSW 2064
Phone:
0400 312 187
Website: www.bloomingtailsgrooming.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @bloomingtailsdoggrooming
Instagram: @bloomingtails_dog_grooming

 


Pet Friendly Cafes


There are several cafes that are pet friendly in Lane Cove.  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.

The Diddy allows dogs on the lower green.

Bella Bacio Cafe in Lane Cove North has an outdoor area that is dog friendly.

There is also a special dog cafe at Blackman Park called Puppy Tail Cafe.  Where you can buy something for your dog and you.

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, Greenwich Burns 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) Turrumburra Park, Lane Cove (fully fenced Off-leash Dog Park)
Cunninghams Reach, Linley Point (not including playground area) Blenheim Park, Blenheim Rd, North Ryde
Lloyd Rees Reserve, Northwood (not including playground area)

 

Mr Doggy ITC enjoying Bob Campbell Oval

Blackman Park Dog Fully Enclosed Dog Exercise Area


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 remain when sporting activities are not in progress.


Lost and Found Pets


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.

Losing a pet is a traumatic experience for you, your family and your pet. Creating a profile on the NSW Pet Registry offers the best chance for your pet to be returned to you.

If you already have a profile, log on and make sure your contact details are up to date.

The Lost and Found Registry function allow members of the public to advise a pet owner they have found their pet via a secure message.

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.

Finding a Pet

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.

 


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. It’s best to provide as much information about your pet as possible. In the Cove has created an In the Cove – Pet Resume Template for you. Sending a pet resume along with your rental application shows you are a committed pet owner, your pet is well looked after which means they are less likely to be noisy, smelly or destructive.

Another tip is to 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 losing money as a result of pet-related damage

In the Cove – Pet Resume Template

ITC has been informed of a few pet-friendly apartment 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
  • Infinity Cove 2 Burley Street Lane Cove North
  • 1B Innes Road Greenwich
  • 17 Finlayson St, Lane Cove
  • Verona building at 634 Mowbray Rd, Lane Cove North
  • Verona North building at 536 Mowbray Rd Lane Cove North
  • The Atrium 5-7 Birdwood Avenue
  • 14-18 Finlayson St Lane Cove
  • Sevana Complex, 7-13 Centennial Avenue, Lane Cove North
  • 2 Murray Street, Lane Cove North
  • 5-7 Murray Street Lane Cove North

Pets and Apartment Living


 

You may have recently seen publicity about Pets Owners and Apartment Living.  Apartments built before the early 2000s are most likely to include a blanket ban on pets in apartments for owners and occupiers (ie renters).  A recent court case held that this by-law was harsh and unconscionable.  This decision does not mean all apartments are required to permit owners to keep pets or that owners corporation have no say about pets in their apartments.

For apartment owners, this decision provides them with a gateway to having a pet in apartments that previously had a blanket ban.  The owners corporations will no longer be able to unreasonably withhold their consent.

But don’t get too excited, the NSW State government needs to put in place an amendment to strata legislation that will provide certainty on the issue of pets and apartment owners.  If a building is not currently pet-friendly it is unlikely that the owners corporation will agree to pets without putting in detailed and restrictive rules.  It would then be up to the pet owner to argue before a tribunal that the rules were harsh and unconscionable.  This could be a long process.

In 2016, new model by-laws were introduced that provide owners corporations with options to control whether pets are allowed, and on what terms. For example, the owners corporation may choose to have a by-law which:

  • allows owners to keep a pet and simply provide 14 days notice from when the pet has started living on the lot owner’s property or
  • allows a pet with the written permission of the owners corporation and the owners corporation cannot unreasonably refuse permission. If they do refuse, they must give the owner written reasons outlining why the pet is not being permitted.

In all cases, the owner must still supervise their pet, clean any common property that is soiled, and ensure their pet is not noisy or negatively impacting on other residents.

Before buying an apartment check out the bylaws and see what you need to do.  If a pet is allowed with the permission of the owners corporation, make it easier for the owners corporation to consent to the pet by filling out the Pet Resume we have for renters and obtain referrals.

If the owners corporation refuses consent and give reasons, and you are not satisfied with the outcome then you may want to go through a mediation process.  Details on how to do this are here. 


Pet Friendly Retirement Villages Lane Cove


 

The following retirement villages state they are pet free:


Local Safety Tips


 

  • Toxic Puffer Fish Poisoning – further info here;
  • Safety Tips for Pets during the Christmas Holidays – further info here; and
  • Why Lane Cove Dogs Should Be Vaccinated Against Leptospirosis – further information here.


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 advertised 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.  The information above has been supplied by the supplier listed and not by ITC.  The above suppliers are either ITC Business Supporters with an annual advertising plan or have paid to be specifically in this guide.