Local Dog Parks in the Manningham Area

Dog Activity Centre

There is a Dog Activity Centre in Aranga Reserve in Donvale. The Friends of Manningham Dogs and Cats (FOMDAC) organisation regularly meets at the DAC clubhouse and the Aranga Reserve has a fenced general dog park and training area containing static agility equipment.

Off Lead Reserves

Dogs can be walked on leads in all parks in the Manningham area and there are some additional reserves where dogs can run off leash. Find your nearest off-leash reserve on the council website. Even in off-leash reserves, dogs need to be kept on a leash within 15 metres of barbecue facilities, children’s play equipment, public meetings, approved functions and organised sporting events.

Pet Care

  • Spring season is allergy season for pets so keep an eye out for skin irritations and inflammation, excessive scratching and respiratory issues. In particular, we want to highlight three types of allergies which land pets in our clinic around this time of year: Grass allergies The pollen from grass can cause an allergic reaction in …
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  • Good dental health is important for dogs at every age. Unfortunately, around 80% of dogs over the age of three years old suffer from tooth and gum disease. If your dog has untreated tartar build-up from such a young age, by the time they reach their senior years (dogs aged 7 and over are considered …
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  • Many children love animals and can develop close bonds with their pets. This, in turn, can help the child learn important social skills such as empathy, respect for others and patience. However, if an animal feels trapped, frightened or threatened, even the most docile pets will do everything they can to make a perceived threat …
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