What is puppy parking?
Puppy parking allows you to leave your dog in the care of an RSPCA Tasmania staff member between 9 am and 1 pm on a Saturday market day for a small charge of $4. The program caters for up to 10 dogs at any one time, for a maximum time of two hours per dog. Dogs are given a mat and water bowl and are supervised in return for a donation that goes directly to RSPCA Tasmania.
The process is as follows:
Visit the RSPCA Tasmania tent with your dog, complete the form with your contact details, show your identification, make your payment and:
- your dog will be tethered securely, with a mat and water bowl
- you can then enjoy the market for up to two hours while your dog is being supervised
- the RSPCA staff member will ring you if you don't return to collect your dog by the designated time
- you will need to show your identification to collect your dog.
The service only accepts a limited amount of dogs at any time and if the dog minding area is full, patrons will be asked to come back later in the day.
- dogs must have a suitable collar or harness and be registered
- Salamanca Market and RSPCA Tasmania will endeavor to take all care with your dog but will accept no liability
- RSPCA Tasmania has the right to refuse any dog, and will not mind any dog that is disruptive or unwell
- all dogs must be collected prior to 1 pm as the dog minding service will finish and the area will be packed up
- dogs that are not collected after 1 pm will be impounded and fees will apply
Where is puppy parking located
The service will be located on the Salamanca Lawns opposite Salamanca Fresh.
Can I take my dog into the market?
Dogs are not allowed within the market due to safety reasons unless accessing puppy parking. We encourage you to bring your dog for a walk and use our supervised puppy parking service. This way your dog gets to enjoy an outing while you enjoy the market. Assistance dogs are welcome inside the market at any time.
If you'd like to provide feedback about puppy parking, you can contact us here: Contact us