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Even though Hans & Odie could be mistaken for the most spoiled dogs on the planet their life was not always so chipper. Before there was “SAUSAGE AND SANCHEZ” Odie was a stray who was left to wander the streets before being found by a Animal Management Officer and taken to the pound, underweight with k9 cough and flea bitten ears. Hans was left abandonded as a five week old puppy in a dog park before finding his way to the Animal Welfare League and then into my heart. It is for this reason we sign up to Out with the Dogs every year in the hope that we can raise a few extra dollars for the companion animals currently waiting for their own happy home at the Animal Welfare League of Qld.

Hans & Odie love to camp and this year we plan to camp at Stradbroke Island. If you can sponsor our camp out please click here or to register for your own fundraiser log on to www.outwiththedogs.com.au

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3Odie only goes ‘glamping’


Odie Sanchez – Mexican style

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Odie loves everything Mexican – so when I found this new fabric I just new he would look so handsome (even though it is pink) so I set about making him a coat earlier this morning.

You can order a Mexican coat for your pooch by email inf sausageandsanchez@gmail.com




i’m sorry

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I have some news. I have been cheating on you and I am taking this time to ask for your forgiveness.

If you are a regular follower of our Sausage & Sanchez blog you would have noticed that I have been quite lately. For almost 40 days to be exact. Believe me I haven’t been happy about it either but I have had a bit of bloggers fatigue and I have also started a Tumblr account for the Animal Welfare League of Qld which has kept me very, very busy. Check it out here.. I am kind of obsessed with it.


Hans & Odie have been busy as well – they have been travelling around the coutry side doing as dogs do best. I will write more about this in a dedicated post but here is a bit of a visual round up (because why read when you can look at the pictures right)?

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Hans & Odie have also been playing foster brothers to an adorable little Chug named Bells. By Chug I mean a Chihuahua x Pug. I will again write a dedicated post about this little beauty because my gosh there is too much to say about the little fire cracker and we will be so sad when it is time for her to find her forever home.



I promise to be more up to date in the coming days but I hope you enjoy this round up and I will be in touch soon.

Sausage & Sanchez.

The best water fountain ever

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Like all good pet owners I want what’s best for Sausage and Sanchez. Hans and odie are lucky enough to product test lots of cool merch but when they got their new drinking fountain they were stoked!


This awesome device keeps the water slightly chilled as well as filtered and there is no need to change the water daily because the water never sits stagnant. After being a little cautious (drinking water at head height will do that). Odie is now hooked.

If you are looking for a good Christmas gift (besides all the products at sausage and Sanchez) you need to check this out!

Merry Christmas!!

Expresso Dogs

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I love it when an artist hinks outside the square – especially when it comes to art involving dogs. My latest art crush is the series called Expresso Dogs by the very clever Brisbane based Stella Park.
The concept was conseptualised when Stella wanted to humanise animals thorugh her work in a fun and quirky way. And boy did she hit the nail on the head. She couples each piece with a quote about coffee which I find gives the artwork a little something extra.

A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.

I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine!
-Author Unknown

A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.


Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’
-Conan O’Brien


Stella has also humanised cats.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
-T.S. Eliot

I was honoured to meet Stella a couple of months back and she was generous enough to do a sketch of Odie Sanchez which she printed on my very own mug! Odie’s ‘mug shot’ arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon and I was so excited to see how much it resembled my little mexican Sanchez.

Do I like my coffee black? Are there other colors?
-Unknown Author

Odie was excited to see he had mail!

Hans sad the package wasn’t for him

Odie rubbing it in – this present is all MINE

Don’t you think this portrait captures everything about me?

Hans was very jealous that Odie was getting all of the attention so stuck his head in the mug and wouldn’t pull it out.

Where is mine mum?

Is it in here? Surely she sent one to me as well?!

Oh well i’ll just slobber all over Odie’s and claim it as my own

If you would like to see more of Stella’s work be sure to like her on Facebook

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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At Sausage & Sanchez HQ Hans & Odie have been product testing loads of new prototypes in time for Christmas.
You can order yours by emailing sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

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How cute is the S&S Christmas Penguin? Just $6 Order by emailing sausageandsancehez@gmail.com

Novelty Christmas plushies. Your pooch will love finding these in his Santa stocking. $6 Each
Order by emailing sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

Odie loves his Nutcracker!

The Sausage & Sanchez Christmas Stocking. $14 or $12 with any other Christmas purchase.
Fully lined and simply adorable – order by emailing sausageandsanchez@gmail.com

All Christmas gifts come with their own Keep Calm and Hug your Puppy card.
Your dog loving friends will love them, reuse them and put them in a frame and hang them on the wall.

Only 5 weeks till Christmas!!

Gold Coast Pet Expo

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What a day we had at Varsity Lakes hanging out with the local pooches. The Gold Coast Pet Expo was in full swing with little lovelies in all shapes and sizes. It was so great to meet up with supporters of Sausage and Sanchez. My favorite of the day though had to be catching up with my little Olive, the Rottwieler pup we fostered a little while back. She is growing so quickly and her new proud parents have renamed her Ebony.


Daisy the Corgi


So good to catch up with little Olive – Now Ebony!


Poppy the Lion Daxie


Gracie has mummy kisses all over her nose.


Frankie the Dachshund looking oh so stylish!



Pearl the baby Chihuahua


Sanchez the Boxer and Pablo the Chihuahua – The cutest duo ever!


How does your sausage roll? These little cuties were riding in style around the expo!


















Deaf, Blind and still loving life. This 20 year old Maltese has the life I wish for all animals. A life filled with lots of LOVE

When the parents are away – the dogs will play

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Like many people I love to travel. But when you own pets zipping away at a moments notice can sometimes be a little tricky.

I am lucky enough to have family that live close by that are as ‘in love’ with Sausage & Sanchez as I am, (maybe more). But when they are busy or can’t look after them it is always good to have a back up, – ENTER BarkRoyal

Barkroyal is a boutique pet resort that prides itself on the intamacy and hands on approach it provides for each and every animal in their care.  Located at Mt Nathan, (Nerang) they have 8 deluxe cat rooms, 16 luxury dog suites and 12 large standard dog suites. If you have two dogs from the same family they are able to ‘bunk together’ and keep each other company, (much to Hans & Odie’s delight). If your dog craves affection and likes other dogs Barkroyal also provide a ‘Find a Friend’ option. Which also keeps the cost of your pets stay down.

Owners Melody and Craig met through dog training and have always been very passionate about dogs. Their Border Collie ‘Maverick’ (a past guest of the AWLQ) is a featured dog in the Outback Spectaular show on the Gold Coast is super intelligent. Sitting, staying, begging, shaking, rolling over are just some of the tricks up this cute pooches proverbial sleeve.

I caught up with Melody and asked her the following questions.

Why did you decide to purchase the Barkroyal?

We had been looking for a business in the pet industry for a great length of time but were very particular in what we wanted. When the Barkroyal opportunity came up we knew it was right for us. The decision has been amazing and proven very rewarding. We have a fantastic staff and get to meet so many wonderful much loved pets. It’s been a blessing.

What is the average length of stay for a pet?

Length of stays can vary but we get a large number of weekend bookings, (Fridays to Mondays) or long weekend visits. We have had long stay bookings for three months or more, and also regular customers that come to stay every month.

Is there a particular breed that frequents Barkroyal more than others?

We have separate accommodation for small dogs and large dogs.

Our most common small dog breed would be Maltese and Maltese crosses.
Our next most popular pups would be Staffys and Labradors. We get a wide range from Huskies, Rottweillers and German Sheperds to Whippets, French Bulldogs and Tibetan Spaniels. We love them all.

Tell me about the suites

Our air conditioned luxury suites all have sliding doors to private outdoor patios. We have just updated all the tv’s to flatscreens and we have music piped throughout the kennels. We also have grooming on site, an on call vet and offer a chauffer pick up and drop off service.

Some of our extra activities include nature walks on our 12.5 acre rural retreat, beach visits and Playgroup (which is very popular). Cats enjoy Brush & Massage time.

Are vaccinations required?

We require all 3 puppy/kitten vaccinations plus any annual vaccination which are C5 or above for a dog and an F3 or above for a cat.

Does your pet have to be neutered?

We only accept desexed cats and prefer all dogs be desexed but we will accept non desexed dogs if they are not in season and not aggressive towards other dogs or humans.

What is the cost of boarding?

Although we are a five star accommodation our stays start from just $19 a day for cats and $28 for dogs.

We are very proud of Barkroyal and welcome inspections 10am-11am Monday to Saturday. Come and say hello!

BarkRoyal has just started a facebook page and is able to upload photos of your pet so you can keep up to date all the time. Like them on Facebook

Put your mind at ease next time you travel and check your pets in to the BarkRoyal. The hardest part will be making them leave when you come to pick them up. It’s puppy paradise!