From March 2021 we will be located at the Spotswood & Kingsville RSL as the new home of Gourmet Pawprints. This incredibly spacious and completely fenced dog friendly venue has so much to offer Peeps and Paws. We think the best bit about this is being able to support a funky venue who is community minded and just loves dogs. Bella the Dog Welcoming Bus will have a nice cosy place to rest her wheels and there is a bar to enjoy after our tours on Saturdays - where you can meet other folks at their Doggy Afternoons. Wooo Hooo we say! Located at The Avenue Spotswood -literally just off the Westgate Bridge - it is easy to access and has plenty of parking.
Kerry designed Gourmet Pawprints to bring her passion of food and wine to dog lovers. Kerry has a Diploma in Canine Communication and a keen eye for detail and planning, the creation of the business has been an amazing journey. It was an easy choice for Kerry to leave the mundane corporate world to go exploring in the wine regions of Victoria. Some might say, why hadn’t she thought of this sooner.
Dog Friendly Experiences is what we do and we couldn't do it without Bella. She is spacious and comfortable for all guests. Sit back and enjoy the view and we even don't mind if our 4 legged guests want to lick the windows! With 45 luxury coach style seats there is plenty of room for everyone.
I am the face behind Gourmet Pawprints, pretty cool huh! I was raised in a loving Kelpie rescue until Mumma came along to bring me to my fur-ever home when I was 8 weeks old. I am an only fur-kid, so I pretty much rule the roost. I have a bed in the office Chesterfield for when I need to supervise.
The heart and soul behind making everything pawfect for our guests, venues and team.
Visual Designer extordinaire. It takes a special talent to interpret what we do and explain this in a feel good way.
With over 5 years experience caring for dogs at the RSPCA, Sharon just knows how to relax a pooch.
Your day will be a truly personal experience with Ben on board. He has a flair with both dogs and humans that will make you feel at ease.
Our Philosophy is the cornerstone of how we deliver a memorable experience and interact as a team:
Happy: We will deliver a welcoming, inclusive and fun environment which allows us to enjoy being with our dogs.
Healthy: We will deliver an experience which focuses on a healthy environment that demonstrates respect for each other, regardless of how many legs you have.
Safe: We will deliver the highest standard of safety to ensure everyone’s wellbeing.
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Gourmet Pawprints offers Dog Friendly Experiences on Bella The Dog Welcoming Bus and seasonal events at a range of locations. As an award winning business, we strive for excellence in all our 2 and 4 legged guest interactions. Our processes and procedures are meticiously designed to support Our Philosophy of Happy, Health and Safe Experiences. Being part of the team requires so much more than a desire to be around dogs, it is about genuinely being part of a team where each role cannot operate independently, being flexible and accommodating to individual guest needs as each experience is unique.
We have three business functions at Gourmet Pawprints
1. Experience Design – where all the hard work at finding just the right locations and venues happens
2. Experience Management – where the behind the scenes preparation and management of guests, venues and experiences happens
3. Experience Delivery – where put into action what we have designed and managed to deliver an exceptional guest experience
Detailed Role Description HERE
Bella the dog welcoming bus is proud to donate one tree for every tour/event to help offset carbon emissions. We make this donation to Greenfleet, a not for profit organisation. Because we know dogs need trees!
Greenfleet is Australia’s most respected source of biodiverse carbon offsets. As a non-profit organisation, Greenfleet is dedicated to connecting people with real climate action. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 8.7 million native trees across 425 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to offset carbon emissions. As they grow, these native forests capture carbon pollution from the atmosphere, provide vital habitat to native wildlife, conserve biodiversity and generate resilience to climate change in the landscape. Visit www.greenfleet.org.au to learn more about Greenfleet.
We are proud to support a wide range of charities and events. We have supported the following charities:
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