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We have pulled together the following resources to provide you with some helpful information about pets in the community..

Contribution of the Petcare Industry to the Australian Economy (Australian Companion Animal Council, 6th edition, 2010)

Provides data on pet ownership by state, benefits of the pet industry to the economy by industry sector, and the estimated cost savings pets contribute to the government health budget. [Download]

Four Legs Four Walls – Design Guidelines. A comprehensive guide to housing design with pets in mind (Pias, 2011). [Download]

Provides practical information and advice on how to accommodate pets in different urban living environments including apartments and units.

Living Well Together – How Companion Animals Can Help Strengthen Social Fabric (Pias, 2008). [Download]

Examines the role pets play in the community particularly in terms of our health and wellbeing and breaking down social barriers;  the innovative programs that embrace pets that are operating around the country; and strategies to address issues associated with poets in the community.

Planning for Dogs in Open Space with a Focus on Integrated Planning and Dog Parks (Marston, L and Humphreys, L 2009) – A Paper presented at the 2009 AIAM Conference

The paper has a look at how effective planning, policy and operational protocols can help local government address dogs in parks. It outlines the benefits of service planning and how this applies to the planning of the dog park. [Download]

Should I Share My Apartment with a Dog; A Guide to Apartment Living For You and Your Dog (RSPCA)

Examines the considerations associated with apartment living including a discussion of different dog breeds and lifestyle and exercise requirements of the dog and owner. [Download]


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