RSPCA applauds inner-city pooch pads fur bigger best friends

first_imgThe garden terrace apartments at Banc, Toowong. Photo: SuppliedPotential buyer Kellie Blanch, who owns Toby, a labrador, said she was drawn to the property for its proximity to the city and its large outdoor spaces as well as being close to parks and restaurants.Ms Blanch, of Balmoral, said dogs were important members of families however finding a suitable apartment for the pair was hard.“You need to find a property that they’re comfortable and happy in so the more outdoor space the better,” Ms Blanch said.“I definitely find it a bit more difficult finding a place when you have a pet especially when you go over the 10kg limit that some properties have, or the need of body corporate approval in some properties does make it an obstacle.” Ideal Property director John Li said the terraces were priced between the mid to high $2 million range.“About 95 per cent of downsizers are coming from the western suburbs,” Mr Li said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“They don’t want the three to five-bedroom homes, or to mow the lawns.”Mr Li said downsizers with large pets would enjoy the garden terrace apartments featuring 195sq m internal space, and an 230sq m external area.“It’s single storey living with exclusive use of the garden area,” he said.The terrace apartments feature three bedrooms, one living room, one dining area, one media room, two bathrooms plus powder room and a two-car garage. Kellie Blanch with her dog, Toby, in the Banc Apartment at Toowong. Photo: Annette DewSome of Brisbane’s newest residential developments are proving to be a pets paradise, particularly for the larger kind.A new release of luxury garden terrace apartments at Banc Apartments, a $70 million riverfront development at Toowong, is aimed at downsizers who crave space not only for themselves but their four-legged hounds. The garden terrace apartments at Banc, Toowong. Photo: SuppliedRSPCA Qld media spokesman Alex Hyndman Hill said it would be great to see developers and body corporates more open to the idea of larger breeds of dogs.“Not every dog lover is a lover of small dogs. Fur babies come in all shapes and sizes and it’s great to see developers beginning to cater for that fact,” she said.“In reality a greyhound is an ideal apartment pet – they’re chilled and do a lot of sleeping in the day and are content with a morning and evening walk.”She said with dog ownership increasing, apartment living as increasing too and builders, property developers, estate agents and landlords all needed to be conscious of this and start thinking about ways to make life with a pet possible.“As long as developers look into access to green space and common areas there is no reason why responsible tenants and owners shouldn’t be allowed to keep any size dog,” she said.Place Kangaroo Point selling agent Deb Maguire said the garden terraces appealed to not only buyers with dogs but those who wanted luxury living without maintenance.“We’ve had people say they can’t find apartments for bigger size pets,” she said.“You could have a couple of dogs here at the garden terrace with plenty of room to run. And they don’t have to be locked inside all day.”last_img read more

Maradona drops charity challenge for Messi amid fight against COVID-19

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel HeroesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… Football legend Diego Maradona has issued compatriot Lionel Messi with a charity challenge in the fight against COVID-19 According to Mundo Deportivo report, Maradona tasked Messi with a charitable initiative to help with the fight against COVID-19 in South America. The pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down in certain areas of the world, and as a result, Alejandro Dominguez, president of Conmebol, has begun the ‘Together for South America’ ?solidarity campaign. Maradona is inviting Latin American football’s biggest stars to make donations of important football artefacts, in order to raise money which will be used to help combat the effects of the virus.center_img Read Also: Chelsea join race to sign Real Madrid star Mundo Deportivo note that Maradona immediately provided a signed replica shirt, similar to the one he wore in the 1986 World Cup, and challenged Messi to respond with something of his own, as well as instructing his lawyers to find ways for the pair to come together for the charity, including via virtual means. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “CONMEBOL and the national Red Cross societies of its 10 member countries unite to create an unprecedented charity campaign, where all proceeds will be used to recover from the effects of COVID-19,” a statement, published in Mundo Deportivo, read. “Together for South America consists of the largest collection of symbolic objects of soccer (replicas of trophies, clothing of stars of our sport, historical articles) donated by athletes or institutions and that will be drawn before a notary public.”last_img read more

Flow Design renews awards for drivers in five IMCA divisions

first_imgWELLINGTON, Kan. – Flow Design rewards the accomplishments of drivers in five IMCA divisions again in 2016.First through fifth place finishers in Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national point standings all receive carburetor spacers from the Wellington, Kan., manufacturer.Sixth through 10th place drivers in the same divisions all receive certificates good for 50 percent off the purchase of a carb spacer.Flow Design is in its ninth season as an IMCA marketing partner. Information about Flow Design-made products is avail­able by calling 620 326-3537 and at the website.“The Flow Design carburetor spacers are quality pieces we’ve relied on as part of our contingency offerings for a number of years,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They make an excellent product and one we’re confident in including in our rules.”last_img read more