Former Family Parks of Australia CEO, the late Noel Guthrie, said he had never had to ask a dog to leave a FPA caravan park and he was confident that he more than likely would not have to.
In 2006 Noel told GoSeeAustraliathat Family Parks of Australia was the most pet friendly caravan park chain in Australia with 102 of its 161 caravan parks pet friendly.
Tasmania leads the Family Parks of Australia most pet friendly caravan parks on percentage, he said. Of the FPA member parks in the island state eight of 13 are pet friendly.
<li>Never leave pets or children in an enclosed vehicle in warm weather. It is amazing how quickly heat can build up, even on overcast days.</li> <li>If your dog is in the car park make sure your vehicle is in the shade and windows are open enough to ensure a strong airflow. Never leave your pet for long periods.</li> <li>Never tie dogs near trailer edges or windows hanging is a reality. Tie your dog up well clear of vehicles and make sure there is a continual supply of fresh water and shade.</li> <li>Travelling dogs need regular walks. Dont let your pet wander around the vehicle. Apart from distracting the driver they can injure themselves and others if there is sudden braking or an accident. Dog seat belts are a sound investment in security and safety. Take clean, flea free bedding for your pet.</li>
How to Find GoSeeAustralia's Pet Friendly Caravan Parks -
Tony and Helen from Tassie ask GoSeeAustralia
Myself, my wife and our Jack Russell Terrier will be traveling later this year in our caravan. Would it be at all possible to obtain a list of pet friendly parks?
We will be traveling up through central Victoria, NSW (bypassing Sydney) to Brisbane . Returning NSW Vic coast (bypassing Sydney) to Melbourne.
Ok Tony and Helen,
Go to Go SeeAustralia Advanced Search.
It is on the GoSeeAustralia Home Page on the left.
It will open.
Click the Caravan Parks option and you will see a green dot come up.
Now in the state drop down box click the down arrow and click Victoria.
Click the Pet Friendly Box option.
You have all the Victorian caravan parks on GoSeeAustralia who have signed off with GoSeeAustralia as having a Pet Friendly Policy.
You will see there are 10 pages of Pet Friendly Parks.
For NSW (10 pages again) and Qld (7 pages) follow the same process for each state.
Always call ahead and discuss Jacks needs.
I owned a Jack Russell for 14 years.
Since she died I have not been able to take on another dog of my own.
I guess that means I am almost a loyal as she was.
Let me know if we can help further.
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