Esperance welcomes all visitors great and small, furry and fluffy. Can’t imagine going on holiday without your pooch? Well, the good news is you don’t have to. Esperance has places where you can exercise, pamper, treat and stay with your ‘best friend’.
These accommodation providers listed below allow pets by prior arrangement. The breed and nature of your companion is usually requested before the booking is confirmed.
Please note, a bond or fee may also be applied. Please be advised that dogs may not be allowed inside the premise. During busy times, like Christmas, Easter and school holidays, availability may be limited.
8 Taylor Street, Esperance
Ph: 0415 388 420
1 Chestnut Street, Esperance
Ph: 0439 825 707
Lot 1 Valley Road, Pink Lake
Ph: 0418 935 169
549 Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy, Esperance (13kms north of Esperance)
Ph: 08 9076 1067
33 Collie Street, Esperance
Ph: 0417 949 359
49 Mitchell Street, Castletown
23a & 23b Butler Street, Castletown
67a Westmacott Street, Castletown
Ph: 0402 459 915
Lot 5 Downes Street, Esperance
Ph: 0412 936 916
Stockyard Road, Merivale
Ph: 0458 759 004
18 Goldfields Road, Esperance
Ph: 0427 383 751
Pet-Friendly Cavaran Parks
Please note some parks are only able to accommodate your pet if you are staying in your own van/caravan - please check before booking.
Ph: 08 9071 1014
Bushlands Caravan Park
71 Collier Road, Pink Lake
Ph: 08 9071 1346
162 Dempster Street, Esperance
Ph: 08 9071 2237
Grass Patch Park’n’Stay
Shepard Street, Grass Patch (78kms north of Esperance)
Ph: 08 9075 7046
7269 Munglinup Beach Road, Munglinup (100km west of Esperance)
Ph: 08 9075 1155
Wharton Road, Condingup (85kms east of Esperance)
Ph: 08 9075 0033
817 Harbour Road, Esperance
Ph: 08 9071 4100
113 Pink Lake Road, Esperance
Ph: 08 9071 2424
Animal Exercise Areas
Esperance has designated areas where your dog can enjoy a run around without being restricted to a leash. If you choose to exercise your dog off its leash in the approved areas, you must have effective control of your dog, meaning you must be close by and you must carry the leash to use if required.
Heading east of the Tanker Jetty, along the beach to Straker Street (on Castletown Quays), between the hours of 5am to 8am and 4pm to 8pm daily. Dogs must be held on a leash during excluded times. The area from the Tanker Jetty extending west to the Port is not a recognised dog exercise area, and as such, dogs must be held on a lead at all times along the beach, on all grassed areas and on the footpaths.
The Greater Sports Ground (provided when you go with your dog does not conflict with any organised function being conducted within the reserve).
Public Land outside the Town Site Boundary
Restrictions relating to the leashing of dogs apply within the townsite of Esperance only and not remote areas to which the public have access unless signs are erected specifically indicating otherwise. Keep in mind there may be 1080 poisoned bait located in various areas around the district.
Cattery & Kennels
If you are keen to camp for a few days out in a National Park, be confident that your pet will be provided for in a safe and secure environment with these local catteries and kennels.
17a Sheldon Road, Esperance
Ph: 0418 81 3344
Lot 18 Myrup Road, Esperance
Ph: 0488 929 442
83 Sheldon Road, Esperance
Ph: 08 9071 5777
Does your pooch need some pampering? Does its coat need a groom or claws need a clip?
Doggy Wellness Esperance
Balmoral Square, 53 The Esplanade, Esperance
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat by appointment
Ph: 08 9071 3363
Controlling your dog in a public place
As a responsible pet owner, you must ensure your four-legged friend is always on a leash and under your control when out and about in public areas. We want everyone to enjoy their Esperance experience, which means being able to relax and go about your holiday without being disturbed by disruptive dogs.
Prohibited Dog Areas
National Parks & Reserves
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, in association with the other national park services in Australia, implement the policy of not allowing pets (even when on a leash or enclosed in a vehicle) into national parks and nature reserves.
Dogs are prohibited in the area from the headland at Twilight Beach to the rocks to the east of the Surf Lifesaving Club.