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Policy shift opens door to dogs as BIG4 produces family double act at Swan Hill Holiday Parks

July 12, 2011
Policy shift opens door to dogs as BIG4 produces family double act at Swan Hill Holiday Parks

BIG4 Holiday Parks has opened the door to dogs with a change in the 180 park chains policy.

Dianne and Dennis O'Bryan, owners of BIG4 Swan Hill will take on a second caravan park, BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill. Riverside will welcome guests with dogs as part of the first group of BIG4 Parks to embrace a change to BIG4 policy on pets. BIG4 Riverside will be managed by Dianne and Dennis O'Bryans son Dan and daughter-in-law Ainsley, their daughter Clare and son-in-law Heath McCurdy will manage BIG4 Swan Hill. The two caravan parks are about five kilometres apart.

With all of the wineries and local produce in the area, we wanted to open up the holiday park experience to more mature visitors and also give guests the choice to bring along their dogs and stay right on the river, while maintaining the family-friendly atmosphere that is delivered down the road at BIG4 Swan Hill, Ainsley O'Bryan said.

BIG4 CEO Ray Schleibs says he is pleased to be welcoming BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill to the BIG4 group and recognises the OBryan familys smart business decision to accept dogs at the new park in light of BIG4s decision to change its long standing policy.

It is always great to have an existing BIG4 Park member bring on another, as it represents the success they have already had being part of the BIG4 group. We are looking forward to working with the OBryan family to further develop the holiday park experience that they have already delivered to the Swan Hill region, Schleibs says.

Families looking for the option to bring their beloved dogs can now do so at BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill if they want to, which opens even more options for a lot of guests travelling to Swan Hill.

In order to ensure the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all guests clear and enforceable rules are in place at BIG4 Riverside so that all dog owners take responsibility for the actions and behaviour of their dogs.

Dog owners will be asked to sign a binding agreement before being accepted into the park with their dog. Acceptance of a dog is always at the discretion of the park and this can be withdrawn at any time.

Editor's Note: The GoSee Free Library of Information Articles looks at giving pets a happy holiday. GoSee carries a Pet Friendly logo on caravan parks throughout Australia and New Zealand who confirm a Pet Policy with us. But please check ahead with managers before taking pets to caravan parks to avoid disappointment. Pet Policy varies among parks in Australia and New Zealand and many caravan parks do not allow pets during peak periods.