A Dog on a Slip Lead

Written by Sarah Dawson-Shepherd When I first got Georgie, she was a one year old rescue who had had a very traumatic start to life.  The pound were happy for us to take her as we had a 3 acre property that, as a working dog, she would have the space to run around on.  […]


by Te’re Melrose We put a call out for crate pictures before publishing this article. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We got so many that we couldn’t publish them all. THey are amazing and show just how much our members love crates. *Please note I am not a trainer. I am a dog walker/pet minder/owner and […]

How It happened…The Creation of a Friendly Social Dog Group

I thought it fitting to start our website with our short history.  While we are relatively young, so much has happened since we formally started with our first walk in January 2015 at Elderslie. I am forever indebted to Sharon, (Sunday and Rosie the whippet’s owners) and Jane, (Bindi’s owner) for their walks around the […]

AusMumpreneur Awards 2023

Local business woman Te’re Melrose of Doggie Dates NSW has been named as a finalist for the AusMumpreneur Awards in two categories – Not for Profit Excellence and Animal Care Business of the Year. The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such […]

Exciting News! Our Christmas in July Fundraising Raffle is now live!

We have an amazing prize pool valued at $2,644 up for grabs! From beautiful artwork to fashion jewelry, pet accessories, vouchers, and more, there’s something for everyone. It’s an incredible opportunity to win fantastic prizes while supporting Doggie Dates NSW. The draw will take place on Sunday, 9 July 2023, at 8:00 PM using our […]

 Greater Bank’s Greater Central Coast Community Funding Competition

Doggie Dates NSW Ltd has been nominated in Greater Bank’s Greater Central Coast Community Funding Competition. Please vote as often as you can (FROM 6th FEBRUARY) on the Greater Bank voting page here to maximise our chances of winning $3,000 in funding from the bank. Visitors to the Greater Bank website may vote once per hour.” As you know we rely on donations from participants and the general community to help us successfully run […]


We keep hearing that other countries are much more pet friendly, especially the UK and America. We hear about dogs going on trains and visiting shops without any issues. Yet here on the Central Coast, the dog friendly options (which are already far and few between) are being decreased. We have this short interview just […]

Dog Friendly Eateries

We are collating a list of our favourite dog friendly eateries. Have one to add? Great, contact us with the details or leave a comment below.  Sorted by regions… Central Coast & Lake Macquarie Caves Beach Bar and Bungalows – (02) 4980 9999 – 27 Mawson Close Caves Beach Newcastle Young Street Hotel – 02 4023 5906 – 132 Young Street, Carrington (Has […]

Assisted Rehomings

We have had an increasing amount of requests to assist with rehomings recently. In some cases we can help. We understand that sometimes unexpected circumstances prevent people from being able to keep their dogs and we understand how hard this decision can be.  Genuine assisted rehomings Dogs must be desexed Dogs must be up to […]


BY SNIFFSPACE All dogs are not created equal! It’s a broad statement we know, but not all dogs are happy-go-lucky bundles of joy that want to play with everything that moves.. A bit like humans you have the happy ones, the shy ones, the anxious ones, and the old, injured or fragile ones, so why […]

Mental health was always in the background for me until….

Written by Shelly, Secretary of Doggie Dates NSW That was until February 2004 when my life was almost taken away from me. Saved by air bags is what the ambos said when they pulled me out of my crushed car after a drunk driver decided not to wait for traffic and sped out, lost control […]

Travel and your dog

(enjoy the photos of various members dogs on holidays!) Has dog ownership meant that you have had to decrease (or cease) your travel because you don’t trust anyone with your best friend or because your best friend has anxiety and isn’t happy away from you? Or maybe you want to travel but you just can’t […]