The City of Stonnington is proud to present the return of Pets in the Park 2019 at Central Park, Malvern East on Sunday, 24 March.
Entry is FREE and all are welcome to bring their furry, scaly and feathered friends along for a fun-filled day of fantastic entertainment, exciting competitions and lively demonstrations.
The event will kick off at 11am and during the afternoon, families will be treated to a jam-packed line-up of main stage entertainment hosted by Channel Ten's Mike Larkan, including live music, pet parades and presentations. Mike Larkan will also be joined by animal expert Dr Melissa Meehan and animal behaviourist Lara Shannon with her pooch Dynamite Darcy, who you may have seen on Network 10's Pooches at Play.
Other event highlights include the chance to show off your pet's hidden talents in the 'Best Trick' and 'Best Dressed' competition, plus Axle the Fidget Spinning Staffy will be on hand to assist in judging the Superstar Competition sponsored by PETstock.
Expect the playful opportunity for your hound to take part in amateur racing with the lovable and dynamic Jack Russell Terrier Racing Team.
There will be an interactive showcase in the demonstration arena, including the high bar jump and the UpDog Frizgility and Canine Frisbee.
For those who like the more scaly pets, The Rookeepers, will have wildlife encounters, where you can meet dingoes, snakes, possums and even baby crocodiles.
There will also be an array of stalls showcasing the latest pet products, health tips and information on responsible pet ownership.
Pets in the Park is held in conjunction with Chadstone/East Malvern Rotary Club Tastes of France, featuring vintage cars, delicious food and rides for children.
Friendly pets are welcome to attend, secured on lead at all times and pet owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.