Although Sydney is very well provided with parks, bushland, beaches and open spaces, a great deal of this - including all National Parks and virtually all beaches - is off-limits to our four-legged friends, even when leashed. Gathering information on where and when dogs can be taken and walked has been notoriously (amongst dog owners) time-consuming, and so most Sydneysiders and Sydney visitors restrict their dog walking and playing to a very few favourite local spots. Local author and dog lover Catherine Proctor gathers all that information into a single, compact and very popular book - now in its 4th edition. Now dog-owners can choose from a wide variety of dog-friendly areas right across Sydney, and ensure that their dog can be a part of even more family outings!
Catherine Proctor is a freelance author and editor who has lived on Sydney's Northern Beaches for over 20 years. She is the author of several books and is co-author of two other books for Woodslane: Sydney's Best Picnic Spots, Parks & Reserves and Sydney's Best Beaches & Rock Baths. Catherine took up the challenge of writing this book while simultaneously recruiting an essential new part of the family to 'help' with research!
* Location maps * Introduction * Places: City and Inner West * Places: Northern Beaches * Places: North and Northwest * Places: Western Suburbs * Places: Eastern Suburbs * Places: Southern Suburbs * Annual dog days out and events in Sydney * Dog-friendly places to stay in Sydney * Off-leash places to swim in Sydney * The Companion Animals Act * Map symbols