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Published November 1st 2019
Take your dog along to one of these events
Dogs and humans love to do things together! This list will give you an idea of some of the events that you can go to and take your good friend along also.

DOGGY DINNER DATE
The DOGGY DINNER DATE will be held on 17th November 2019 at 5.30 pm. The venue will be the Dog House, 195 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

The Doghouse will be hosting a 3-course doggy dinner evening bonanza and all the dogs will be getting a choice of an entree, main and dessert. And furthermore, all these meals will be made by a chef! This chef has been one now for about 20 years, and he will be serving all the meals just exactly like you would get them if you were at a cafe or restaurant. All the food will be human grade and dog-friendly.

There is going to be a best-dressed competition and also a prize for the best hairstyle, so make sure you have your hairbrush and other things to do this part well!

The 3-course dinner is going to cost $35, and they will also have some awesome human options available as well. For bookings, please call the organisers on 9417-4253

More information can be found on their Facebook page.



CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY 2019
This will be held on 24th November 2019 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The venue will be the Australian Animal Protection Society,
1/132 Bangholme Road, Dandenong South.

Keep this date in your phone or diary as it will also be the AAPS who will be holding its annual Christmas Market for 2019. Of course, dogs will be very welcome to join in with us on this day.

There will be the following:

Pet photos: bookings will be available soon
Jumping castle
Face painting
Blessing of the pets
Dog parade (including best trick and best-dressed competition)
Raffle
Silent auction
Market vendors
Vegan and vegetarian food stalls
Live music
Op shop

More information can be found here.



CANINES & VINES AT WITCHMOUNT
This function will be held on Saturday 30th November from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm. The venue will be Witchmount Estate Winery, 557 Leakes Road, Plumpton.

Do you have a problem finding a baby sitter for your dog? If so, then Witchmount Cellar Door invites wine/dog lovers to come with your dog or dogs to have a shiraz or two, or three at their dog-friendly winery.

The other people joining in will be:

For the dogs
Watson Barkery - they sell organic homemade treats, puppacinos, doggy beers and more.
Byron & Co - they will ensure that your dog has got some delightful homemade bandanas and other accessories.
Sniff N Co - they have pet-friendly products for us humans and pooches. They have candles, soy melts, room sprays and more.
Hair of the Dog - they have stalls making selling items that your dog would love to have.
Ambers Paws - have fabulous pastel pet and livestock artworks.

For the Humans
Donald & Tuck food truck - they will make sure that we are fed all day long.
Live music By Dan Butler.
Vals Suga Fix Donut Trailer.
Wine, beers and cocktails.

There is going to be doggy and human water stations to keep everyone hydrated during the day also.

More information could be found here on their Facebook page.



DOGGY DAY OUT PAKENHAM
This will be on from 1st December from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The venue is 4-6 Olympic Way, Pakenham.

Doggy Day Out Pakenham is a FREE event for dogs, their owners and people who just love dogs. This will be a day of hands-on fun for all. This event is supporting PETstock Assist in the rehoming and rehabilitation of dogs.

There will be a free gift for the first 300 to arrive on event day and register.

EVENT DETAILS
There will be:
Over 30 market stalls
Food trucks
Live music
Dog-friendly - please bring your dog on a leash
Family-friendly
Free dog agility playground
Face painting
Seating and undercover areas to relax in
Picnic zone
Puppy splash zone
Bubble bursting mania
Dog obedience demonstrations

More information from their Facebook page.



BIG DAY OUT FOR DOGS & CANINE CHRISTMAS MARKET
This event will be on 8th December 2019 from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. The venue is Dogs Victoria, 655 Westernport Highway, Skye.

Dogs Victoria is having an Open Day and festive function for a fun-filled day of activities for everyone. If you have a dog who is well behaved (unlike mine!) and is good on the lead, then this is the place to go. Bring him or her along as well as your family and friends and meet other loving dog owners and attempt to make your dog a star for the day!

The day will be a busy one with a lot happening on there and heaps to do such as:

Breed and club displays. Meet your favourite dog breed with lots of chances for patting them. If you are interested in a particular breed of dog, the members are happy to help you and answer any questions about the dog breed that best suits your family way of life.
Dog sport demonstrations such as agility, obedience, flyball.
Dances with dogs.
Dog sport competition.
Dog activities to try; lure coursing and tunnelling.
Fun dog competition for best-dressed dog, most talented dog,
most fabulous family and more.
Canine Christmas market.
Children's activities; free face painting and jumping castle
Grooming display.
Laurie Luxmore library and canine museum.
Dogs Victoria marquee will have a general and membership enquiries.
Purchase show bag

Entry and parking are free, although a gold coin donation to the local CFA is appreciated.

More information can be found here on their Facebook page.



PAWS MARKETPLACE -CHRISTMAS MARKET - DOG
This event will be held on 15th December from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. The venue is Canine Clubhouse Thomastown, 3 Aylward Ave, Thomastown.

At this marketplace, there will be more than 25 doggie market stalls. Hosting Melbourne's first monthly indoor dog market, Paws Network and Canine Clubhouse Thomastown will be happy to see many dogs on a leash attending. There will be some excellent dog products and services.

More information can be found on their Facebook page.

CHELSEA PARK DOG-A-THON FAMILY FUN DAY
This will be held on 23rd February 2020 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The venue will be Bicentennial Park Chelsea, Thames Promenade and Scotch Parade, Chelsea.

This is going to be a jam-packed Sunday Funday with a lot of food trucks, market stalls, kids zone, live entertainment and huge prizes to be won for the whole family and of course the pets as well.

More information will be found on their Facebook page.



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When: 17th November 2019 to 23rd February 2020
Where: Melbourne and Victoria
Cost: FREE
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