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by Kiesten McCauley (subscribe)
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Easter Extravaganza Goes to the Dogs (in a Good Way)
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L-R Carrie Traynor, Chihuahua Rescue QLD CoOrdinator, Dr Nicole Wong and Dr Chris Lisowski of Greencross Vets and foster carer Laurel Swan-Mearns. The dogs pictured are all rescue dogs who have been saved through Chihuahua Rescue Qld.

Would you like to have some eggcellent Easter fun with your pooch? Then hop in to the Paws on the Patio Easter Extravaganza on March 29th at Greencross Vets Indooroopilly. This free event gives you the chance to have a chat to dog trainers and Dr Esther the acupuncture vet, ask the vets and vet nurses any questions you may have, and maybe even treat Rover to a hydrobath.

Plus there will be family fun and entertainment, an Easter Bonnet parade and lots of pet competitions to enter. I heard a rumour our favourite bunny might even make an appearance (just make sure you don't feed any of that Easter chocolate to your puppies as it can be fatal for them).

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L-R Carrie Traynor, Chihuahua Rescue QLD CoOrdinator, Dr Nicole Wong and rescued dogs.

The event is brought to you by the Chihuahua Rescue Qld team in conjunction with Greencross Vets. For those who don't know, Chihuahua Rescue Qld has been actively rescuing dogs and cats around Brisbane for over ten years. While they love the chance to rescue Chihuahuas in need, they won't turn away mixed breed dogs and regularly take in other breeds who need help.

Every year more than 250,000 pets are euthanized at pounds and shelters across Australia, so Chihuahua Rescue Qld's no kill policy is literally a lifesaver for pets in need every day. If you'd like to adopt a pet from Chihuahua Rescue Qld, or you can offer sponsorships, donations, or you'd like to be a foster carer, email

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Sir Rufus Von Wigglebottom, one of the most chilled out chihuahuas that ever lived.

For those who are reticent to consider a Chihuahua or a small breed pet because of their reputation for being yappy or aggressive, let me bust that myth for you. I was the proud 'mum' to a chocolate long hair Chihuahua named Sir Rufus Von Wigglebottom for 11 years. He was the sweetest, most loving boy, who was well socialised and not yappy at all. He was never aggressive to anyone and only ever wanted to play ball and get pats. It's all down to how you train a dog, and Chihuahua Rescue Qld works very hard with the dogs they rescue to ensure they have been trained and socialised before they are adopted out.

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Sir Rufus Von Wigglebottom enjoying a snuggley snooze.

Little dogs have the personalities of big dogs, but in a cute, compact package. They're loving and loyal and won't crush you if they sit on your lap. They're a great option if you have a smaller back yard and they're cheaper to feed, worm and flea treat too!

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Sir Rufus Von Wigglebottom portrait photo by Andrea Thompson Photography.

If you'd like to meet some little dogs available for adoption or you're keen to have some fun with your own pet and learn more about caring for them in the process, don't miss Paws on the Patio this March.
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Why? Paws for a Good Cause this Easter
When: 29th March, 1-3pm
Phone: Please contact them via email
Where: Greencross Vets Indooroopilly
Cost: FREE
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Rufus!! That sweet face :) love your writing!
by whath (score: 0|3) 1673 days ago
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