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

Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgFor Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.”England’s striker Dominic Solanke runs with the ball during the international friendly football match November 14, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONWhile Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”– Style and little substance –There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Brazil’s striker Neymar (R) vies with England’s defender Kyle Walker during the international friendly football match November 14, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISSubstitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil’s striker Neymar (C) vies with England’s midfielder Eric Dier (L) and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (R) during the international friendly football match November 14, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 15 – Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.last_img read more