We are dog lovers and would like to share some of our favourite places to
  • walk with your dogs, on and off the lead
  • take them swimming and surfing
  • book dog friendly accommodation
  • and enjoy dog friendly eateries
  • book the pooches in for a pamper, shampoo, clip, nails, cuddle
This is on the bridge, on the rails for trails. No they didn't have their leads on. Someone has their hackles up!
Dont forget to be responsible. We also love our wild life. I have taken this contact from the Shire Website, if you run over an animal, or your dog is involved in hurting an animal, call these people:
The Wildcare Helpline
08 9474 9055 (24 hours)
The Wildcare Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, diverting to after hours numbers at nights and weekends, to provide immediate assistance for sick, injured or orphaned native animals.
Miss Paris

Miss Charlie, too cute
Dog Friendly Cafes, Restaurants
The White Elephant
Blue Ginger
Sea Gardens
Urban Bean
The Bakery
Wild Thyme
Samudra Dunsborough
Artezen Dunsborough

Olio Bello
Hay Shed Hill (I think, you need to check)
(if anyone knows other venues please let me know)
None of the Pubs allow dogs as I know, maybe the Knights Inn out the front

Dog Friendly Accommodation

Prevelly Villas
Margaret River Stone Cottages
The Bungalow

Found this website which has a lovely page about taking your pets with you on a holiday Experience Caravan & Camping, at the moment they only list one caravan park in Margs, not sure about other areas. I haven't checked out the Margaret River Tourist Park, it is well located in town, still quite a walk to the main street, not far from great coffee and provisions at Blue Ginger and just across the road from the Margaret River Vet Hospital.

Check out Pet Friendly WA, a great website.

The Four Seasons Holiday Resort, Busselton, is located across the road from a super fab beach for dogs, no big waves for those puppies who love to leap into calm, clean, shallow water. The demure Miss Purdy holidays here regularly.
Miss Purdy
The Flinders Bay Caravan Park in Augusta is another lead from Miss Purdy.

Prevelly Villa's (untried) Drove past the Villas and saw 'the sign' 'Dogs welcome'! I love the location, just behind the doggie park and the doggie beach. Margaret River Stone Cottages (untried but looks fab)

Stayz also has a list of houses that are pet friendly, check out their website

Other properties that are dog friendly contact Veronica and her dog Dash through Beach House Holidays

Recommended (March 2013) The Bungalow, Gay said "the pics don’t do it justice.."
McHenry Hohnen's Dog, too lucky, he is guarding their butchery I think
McHenry Hohnens
Visitors from the Fremantle's South Beach 'Doggie Beach' visit Cath's Garden
Scarlet & Purdy Oct11
Very Hard To Get Them To All 'Stay' At Once
Veterinary Hospitals
  • Margaret River Vet Hospital (These guys also have a mobile vet that does after hours) Include Grooming.
  • Cape Creatures Veterinary Hospital Include Grooming
  • Dunsborough Veterinary Hospital, 5 Clark St, Dunsborough +61 8 9755 3931 (I am not totally certain, but I think DVH are the only ones in the South West that can do there own blood tests) They also do grooming.
Dog Accommodation - Boarding

I can totally recommend the Margaret River Pet Retreat. I did board little Miss Paris there for a few days and she was spoilt rotten. But, it wasnt because Paris is a celebrity :), every little or large furry one gets spoilt. Honestly, I have never seen a facility like it. Check the website out, they even have a doggie day care which is very handy if your visiting. Please note that it is expensive, but.... 

Dog Walks

Take water!!! for you and the dogs!!!

* be careful not to have your dog off the lead. There are a lot of kangaroos who are not dog friendly. If your dog goes chasing them they may not come back! That is not a joke.

I would totally recommend having your dog on a lead the whole time unless your at the doggie beach. Things to consider... kangaroos (do the research if you are not convinced, they will kill your dog), snakes, ticks, other dogs (some dogs aren't as socialised as yours). I have seen countless unprovoked attacks, some at the beach). Dog poisons - 1080 (they dont just put up the signs for nothing)

The other aspect, is that you want to preserve the wildlife in this beautiful region. Our animals do far too much damage and are natural born killers. Don't let roam, especially after sundown.

There is a little book written about the Cape to Cape walk, that is worth getting a copy of. I bought mine at the Margaret River Bookshop, they sell it online also, under categories look up local.

Don't get lost.... if you have a phone with gps, take it. I have had to help people out of the bush, even if it is close to town!

What I like about this walk is that you can start your walk off basically at the bottom of the town street. Have a coffee and a fresh pastry from the Margaret River Bakery and then the walk starts across the road.

Follow this link to check out the dog friendly & not so friendly areas:
Augusta - Margaret River Shire Designated Dog Exercise Areas
This is a link to the shire showing paths and trails.

Rosie 'In Recline' On The Deck
Yogi On Holiday in Byron Bay!
Subiaco (Subi)  @ Prevally, Sunset
Peri at Grunters
Miss Sydney, Visiting from Perth, this was @ Gracetown, there is a dog friendly area near the boat ramp and another @ the southern side of the bay. 
Master Subi, Alpha Male
Peri & Dish @ Grunters
Miss Harri


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