Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
(by appointment only)

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Winter is coming... Cool tips to care for your pet in the colder months

The cold weather is upon us and despite many of our pets having fur coats they can still suffer from frostbite, exposure and dehydration in the winter months. To help our pets get through the colder months, we’ve put together some helpful tips!

  • Keep your animals inside as much as possible. While you’ll still have to take your dogs for walks and your cat might not be too impressed, keeping them inside especially during the coldest parts of the day is ideal.

  • Make sure to dry your pet when they come in from outside. You wouldn’t want to sit in a wet coat and neither does your best friend!

  • If your pet is unable to stay inside, make sure they have access to winter-proof shelter. Ensure it is raised off the ground to keep it from getting wet and frosty, and place it in a location where it’s the most likely to get maximum sun exposure.

  • Cats are notorious for finding toasty warm spots around the house like the afternoon sun through a window or sitting close to the heater. Be wary of your pet sitting too close to heaters or fires as they can fall asleep and end up with dry skin or burns.

  • Grab your pet a jacket! Not only is it super cute, it’s super practical. Neighbourhood dogs will be so jealous of your dog’s stylish new look when going for walks.  This is especially important if you have thin, older of short haired breeds. Make sure it is the right fit and avoid having the jacket too tight. It’s extremely important to take the jacket off once they are back in a heated environment as it can irritate the animal and cause injury.

  • Check your pet has fresh water in the morning! Make sure your pets’ water hasn’t frozen over during the night, provide them with new water to drink during the day.

Let’s not forget one of the best ways to keep warm this winter is to snuggle up and stay together! With many families currently isolating, our pets will have endless opportunity to cuddle with us to make sure we both stay warm.