Clarence Valley Dogs

A Special Post From Our Canine Correspondent

The human who usually writes this post is feeling a little under the weather today, so I told her, hey no worries, sit this one out mate, I’ve got it covered.

And who am I? That’s not important right now, though there is one thing you probably should know, and that is that I’m a dog. And if you’ve got a dog, or there’s a dog nearby, you might want to read this together, because this little post is written for your dog.

Right, we all know that the Clarence Valley is full of happy welcoming humans who are stoked when visitors call by, but no-one ever talks about us dogs. And let’s face it, dogs RULE when it comes to being happy and welcoming, not to mention being mindlessly excited about … EVERYTHING! …

It’s pretty amazing being a dog here in the Clarence Valley.

First of all, there’s all this glorious room to roam! There’s enough fresh air and open spaces to wear out even the most energetic Brooms Head Bitsa, Yamba Yappie, Maclean Mutt, Harwood Hound, Tucabia Terrier, Coutts Crossing Kelpie or Jackadgery Jack Russell.

Now, as a dog, it can be less than ideal when your humans go away on holidays sometimes. You’ll get dropped off at the kennels and you don’t get to see your beloved family a week or so, but this doesn’t have to be the case with a Clarence Valley holiday. You’re part of the family, so you’re more than welcome here.

Of course, there’s lots of National Park areas where we’ve got to give the Kangaroos and Emus and Wombats and assorted Aussie critters THEIR room to roam, but get your human to click on this link to get an idea of places where we can get off the leash, etc.

And as far as pooch-friendly places to stay, well I might be biased here, but right now it’s pretty hard to go past the Big4 Saltwater Holiday Park at Yamba – they’ve got powered and unpowered sites set aside for humans who’ve brought their pooches along. They’ve even got a dedicated dog park, and … GET THIS … a coin-operated Doggie Wash! I’ll say that again. A COIN-OPERATED DOGGIE WASH! And best of all, word is, they’ve still got some spots available for Easter. So if that isn’t enough to get your tail wagging with excitement, seriously… I really don’t know what it’ll take to win you over.

As far as my favourite beach goes, personally, it’s a toss-up between the north end of Brooms Head Main Beach, and Yamba’s Southern Pippi Beach, down towards Flat Rock. And occasionally, if we’re out and about on the road, I’ll whine and bark incessantly, demanding that we drive out to Glenreagh to pay homage to The Golden Dog who fills all canines with awe and wonder. All praise to Golden Dog! That is one BIG DOG!

So, fellow pooch, that’s enough from me. It’s taken me five days to type this POST – keyboards aren’t really designed for paws… but I urge you, without delay, to gaze into the eyes of your adoring human with those big, irresistible eyes of yours, and implore them to bring you to the Clarence Valley.

I can’t wait to meet you face-to-face – or nose-to-tail – down at the beach. And if we miss each other, we’ll correspond by wee-mail. You know what I’m talking about.

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EAT, DRINK & BE HAPPY

EAT, DRINK & BE HAPPY

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A PLACE TO STAY

A PLACE TO STAY

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

Wooli

Wooli

Yamba

Yamba

Iluka

Iluka

Maclean

Maclean

Grafton

Grafton

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