Life in the ZONE isn’t just bliss for our customers, it’s an adventurous life that their pets get to enjoy as well! As many of our Zoners remote travel for long periods of time, it’s often too hard to leave their furry (or feathery) family members behind. Meet the pets of Zoners who are making the most of all the new pet-friendly travel stops around Australia…
ZOE – BULLMASTIFF DOG (COL & JENNY BARTON, Z-21.6 OFF-ROAD OWNERS)
“Since deciding to take the plunge and buy our first caravan to do the big lap, we have loved visiting so many new places in our Zone 21.6 and would not have dreamed of leaving our beautiful 6 year old bullmastiff Zoe at home. At 45 kg’s, she’s not your typical caravan dog, but the van is the perfect size for the three of us, and we have been pleasantly surprised at all the dog friendly parks, pubs, restaurants and attractions we have found in our travels, even for a dog her size. Zoe absolutely loves meeting people and laps up the attention everywhere she goes.”
VENUS – HUSKY DOG (EVAN & KAREN YOUNG, Z-20.6 OFF-ROAD SLIDE-OUT OWNERS)
We love being able to travel with our husky Venus. We lost our first Husky and two cats through old age a few years back and intended not to get any more until after we have done our trip around Australia in 2018. But, couldn’t do without one, so after a year of feeling lost, we got Venus and we are so glad we did. Being 9+ years old, she gets anxious when left on her own for long periods, so traveling with us alleviates that stress.
We carry a lightweight outdoor lounge for her to share, as well as a fold-up hut for outside use. Venus also finds plenty of places inside our 20’6” slide-out van to get comfortable, as you will see from the photos. She is the most spoilt dog as she also gets lifted on and off the bed too. For those of you are asking how do they carry the lounge see how in one of the photos.
Venus is the best travelling companion and keeps us on the move when we would probably just sit around. On the odd occasion that we are unable to take her in somewhere with us, we either leave her in the vehicle with the car and air-con running and have a spare key to lock it up, or we just skip that site. It’s no big deal really, her being with us for the rest of the time certainly makes up for it.
BEETLE – RAINBOW LORIKEET (GERRY & JAYNE WATT, Z-20.6 OFF-ROAD OWNERS)
“She is easy to take with you on holidays because she requires no toilet stops, doesn’t get car sick, can give her variety of food (a part from her staple nectar mix) easily, goes everywhere happily, enjoys company, a real character, when you put her covers on she goes to sleep but not before she says “good night” a number of times! You just have to put old towels down so she doesn’t make a mess! That is the only negative thing about a lorikeet they do wet poos!!
Beetle loves to be served up a meal like we are having – she has a crack at everything! The only restrictions are no avocado or chocolate!! They would kill her!!”
TASMANIA – BURMESE CAT (MARK & CATHERINE ANDERSON, Z-18.6 OFF-ROAD OWNERS)
Mark and Catherine’s beautiful burmese ‘glamping cat’ Tasmania usually enjoys travelling with them (on her pink leash), however currently she’s “holidaying separately” while the pair travel to the Kimberley and down the west coast of Australia (due to there being no pet-friendly spots). She did however inspire the name of their new blog ‘When the Cat’s Away‘, where you can keep up to date with all their amazing adventures. Head to whenthecatsaway.net, where you’ll be swept away with their stunning travel photos and inspiring reads.