• Marrickville is PAW-some

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  • If there’s one thing about dogs, they can judge pretty quickly if a person is friendly and decent. Their trust radar is about as effective as they come.

    And the curious thing is, if the same went for suburbs, every dog who arrived in Marrickville would be wagging their tail.  

    Sure, it is about the friendliness of the people. There’s very little pretence in Marrickville, as most people in the area seem to have an innate authenticity - which anyone (furry or not) can sense.

    However what our canine friends will also appreciate is how dog-friendly the suburb is.


    This comes from Marrickville supporting a sense of community, where every member of a family is welcome - young, old, four-legged, whatever.

    The finest and most welcoming example of this support is the Vic on the Park, a paw-friendly pub at 2 Addison Road.

    Not only are everyone’s dogs allowed on the spacious back deck, they’re supplied with water bowls and there’s plenty of Schmacko’s behind the bar. So if you move to Marrickville, don’t be surprised if you get dragged to the pub by your dog all the time.

    While most dog won’t be as keen on this news, the hotel car park now even operates a dog washing service on the weekends between 12 and 4pm. Which is pretty handy for humans.

    The Vic on the Park’s support for dogs extends to other animals too, with the pub hosting events for Maggie’s Rescue, a Marrickville based animal welfare charity which finds homes for pets who don’t have one.


    Every Sunday at 3pm at the pub they hold a Doggy Badge Draw where dogs and their owners can win treats and grooming goodies. However the real winners are the pets at Maggie’s Rescue, where all the proceeds go.

    The Vic on the Park’s inclusive outlook is refreshing and typical of the Marrickville community, it’s businesses and the customers who use them.

    Little wonder the people who live here are so loyal.

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