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Dress your dog up, make a fun day out of this event
I love dogs! I love writing about dog events too as I believe they give other people like me the opportunity to make their fur babies a big part of the family. It is great to be able to enjoy dog-friendly events and this event is perfect for you and your dog!
Dogs love ice cream too!
They say "every dog has his day", and Pound Paws will be staging what is possibly the most exciting day of this calendar year - Dog Day . Now, this is something very different - you, your best furry friend, and all the other dogs will be the guests of honour.
The reason for this event is to get dogs out of shelters and into their furever homes. Dogs who live in shelters, while they have excellent people looking after them, do not get that individual love that you and I give to our dogs. It is therefore imperative that we re-home as many of these dogs as possible so that they thrive.
At this home, they use modern technology and social media to help re-home abandoned pets in Australia. Their aim is to increase the number of pets being re-homed from animal pounds and rescues and eliminate the need for animals to be euthanised.
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They aim to teach the public how important it is to adopt a dog instead of shop for a dog. They promote and share a compassion for all animals and raise awareness of rescue pets.
Brittany Bloomer is the founder of this organisation and it began in 2014. Since then, they have been very active and at the end of 2015, Pound Paws became an incorporated association and was registered as a charity.
Pound Paws was also formed due to the high numbers of pets that are euthanised each year due to not getting a home. It is believed that a staggering 250,000 healthy and treatable dogs and cats are put down each year. This is not helped by an oversupply from backyard breeders and puppy mills.
At Pound Paws, they have an obvious presence on social media. They also have a website which has an online search engine. This allows people looking for pets to search for pets by breed, age, lifestyle or size. Pound Paws also hosts events, such as this one, for the public to meet these rescue animals.
They have advertised thousands of different pets for adoption from different rescues and pounds and helped find furever homes for many. You can see all the pounds and animals they have at this website, where you can search by each state of Australia.
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To find out more or to check out the animals available at the moment, please click here.
The event is partnered with Park House Food & Liquor and sponsored by the Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital.