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Everything you need to know about caring for your feathered and furry friends in and around Peppercorn Hill Estate.
If you are a pet owner or contemplating becoming one, your pet’s well-being will be a top priority when you ultimately move into your new home at Peppercorn Hill. But finding out about where to access the best veterinary and other animal support services nearby can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.
Big or small, furry or feathery, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of recommendations from locals covering everything from animal emergency care to dog walkers to pet supplies, guaranteed to meet your pet’s every need and ensure they enjoy long, happy and healthy lives in their new home at Peppercorn Hill.
We all love our pets, which is why we want them to receive the best care possible when they’re not feeling the best. Based in Whittlesea, The Vet Practice (www.thevetpractice.com.au) has been providing personalised, affordable pet care for over 25 years. Also located nearby, the team at the High Street Epping Veterinary Clinic (www.highstreeteppingvetclinic.com) has a broad range of experience in animal health, with a well-deserved a reputation for providing quality care to pets and owners.
We hope you don't ever need it, but if you do, the Northern Suburbs Animal Emergency Centre (www.northernsuburbsvet.com.au) attached to the Bundoora Veterinary Hospital, offers emergency and critical care service 24/7, 365 days a year, while Whittlesea’s The Vet Practice is also available for 24-hour emergency care, as well as specialist surgical and rehabilitation services.
For pet food and other pet supplies, locals in the know head to Mega Pet Warehouse at Epping (www.shop.megapet.com.au) for premium pet food for cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as poultry and birds. Mega Pet also boasts an excellent range of accessories for animals of all shapes and sizes including tanks, terrariums, aquariums and live fish! Also nearby, Petbarn South Morang (www.petbarn.com.au/store-finder/southmorang) provides a one-stop shop solutions for most pet needs.
To keep your pet looking suitably pampered and well-groomed, popular local options include Sensible Styles Dog Grooming (www.facebook.com/Sensiblestylesdoggrooming) in South Morang, and Funky Fur (www.funkyfur.com.au) in Mernda, while Kathryn from Blue Wheelers Craigieburn (www.bluewheelers.com.au/mobile-dog-grooming/craigieburn-vic) will come and groom your pet in the comfort of your home.
Struggling to find time to exercise your fur baby? Alleviate your guilt and book a dog walker through Mad Paws (www.madpaws.com.au/dogwalkers) to access over 1,200 dog walkers in and around Craigieburn, Donnybrook and Epping.
Doggie Day care
Or, if you’re looking to keep your pooch entertained during the day while you are out of the house, Beanfeet (www.beanfeetdoggrooming.com.au) in Tullamarine and The Canine Creche (www.thecaninecreche.com) in Thomastown both offer quality pet care including spacious accommodation, quality meals, and expert carers who will make sure your four-legged companion stays happy all day long.
Pet Sitting and Pet boarding
So, you’ve arranged the time off work and booked your holiday accommodation, and want to relax and recharge, confident your pet will receive the very best of care while you are away? Then local pet boarding options include award-winning John’s Pampered Pooch Boarding Kennels and Cattery (www.johnspamperedpooch.com.au) in Yarrambat and Cottage Kennels and Cattery (www.cottagekennels.com.au) in Plenty. Or, if you’d prefer someone to care for your pet at home, visit Don't Fret Pet (www.dontfretpet.com.au), Pawshake (www.pawshake.com.au) or Mad Paws (www.madpaws.com.au) to connect with locally based pet-sitters in and around Craigieburn, Donnybrook and Epping.
Whether you’re dealing with socialisation and dog behavioural issues, looking for some dog obedience training, rehabilitating a recently adopted rescue dog or welcoming a new puppy into your home, Reservoir’s Sit Drop Stay (www.sitdropstay.com/dog-training-melbourne) and mobile dog training service Team K9 Training (teamk9.com.au) both offer expert and solutions to ensure you can enjoy your best friend the way you’re supposed to.