Ballarat has proven itself to be a city of pet lovers.
When we asked you to submit images of your four-legged family members for our launch issue of Pets of Ballarat, the response was overwhelming!
We have created 14 print pages of pet profiles that range from cats and dogs, to goats, frogs, rabbits and a donkey.
The magazine is also chock-full of pet-related advice, such as looking after your dogs during winter, holidaying with your pets, becoming an animal foster carer, how to know if your young children are ready for a pet, and much more.
There's also information on looking after smaller pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, chooks and fish, and a Q&A with the owner of our inaugural cover star, Smudge.
Check out all of Ballarat's favourite pets here.
You'll find a copy of Pets of Ballarat in Friday's edition of The Courier, or click here to read the magazine online.
- Pets of Ballarat is a publication in which people paid to feature their pets. $5 from every profile was donated to the Ballarat Animal Shelter.