Pet Motels and Pet Resorts, dog boarding and cat boarding, dog boarding kennels, catteries, and pet sitting services in the Northern Rivers NSW, and Gold Coast Hinterland QLD region.
Please note, kennels and catteries may require a current vaccination certificate. Check with the operator prior to booking.
There's also information about on leash and off leash dog exercise areas on the Gold Coast, in Byron Shire and Tweed shire.
Council recognises the importance of dogs being allowed time to exercise unrestrained and there are seven off-leash areas in the shire.
Dogs can exercise, roam freely and socialise under the supervision of their owner or person in charge at the following desingated off-leash areas:
See Byron Shire Council - Dog exercise areas, page with off leash and on leash areas descriptions, and links to PDF maps .
Off-lead exercise areas
Note: Beach Dog Exercise areas are restricted to the intertidal zone only. Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs off dune and dune rehabilitation areas.
On-lead exercise areas
Please visit Byron Shire Council - Dog exercise areas web page, which has a link to PDFs containing aerial maps and full description to off leash and on leash areas.
Local vets are located at Billinudgel, Mullumbimby, Byron Industrial complex and Suffolk Park.
Dog exercise areas are provided by Council for dog owners.
These areas are not for the exclusive use of dogs and their owners.
They are for the enjoyment of all, so please be considerate of people who may be sharing the area with you and your dog or using the park after you leave.
There's also a Gold Coast Dog Parks app available on iTunes and Google Play.
Information courtesy of Tweed Shire Council - Where can I walk my dog?" page. See TSC - Dogs for more information about responsibilites of dog ownership in the Tweed Shire, including offences and penalties.Dog Prohibited zones at Pottsville and Hastings Point: IMPORTANT
Two areas have recently been declared 'Dog Prohibited' zones under the Companion Animals Act 1998.
These are located at:
Note that there are also prohibited areas at Fingal Head, Kingscliff, Cabarita and Wooyung. Please let the birds be able to nest and forage in peace!
Download your "Dogs of the Tweed Shire" A3 poster, which shows all on-leash and off-leash areas. Look for signs showing off-leash areas on the beach and learn where you can safely take your dog on the Tweed Coast.
Dogs on beaches
The following areas are approved dog off-leash exercise areas on Tweed coast beaches*:
The following areas are approved dog off-leash exercise areas in Tweed Shire parks and reserves*:
*Maybe subject to change. Please check for updates. Visit the TSC web page for current prohibited zones, off-leash and on-leash exercise areas.