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Pound Paws Dog Day at The Henson

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Paw-fectly Fun Australia Day at The Henson
Want to do something different on Australia Day? Well, pop along to The Henson Hotel in Marrickville on 26th January 2020 for the Pound Paws Dog Day and celebrate as the famous Golden Bone Dog Race returns for 2020.

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Photo courtesy of Pound Paws Dog Day at The Henson, Facebook

This event is sponsored by The Henson Hotel and Pound Paws, the latter being a registered charity that encourages people to adopt not shop and assists in creating a positive attitude towards pounds, which are sometimes looked upon as being a place for rejected pets or a place where they go to die. Pound Paws are also focused on educating the public that putting an animal to sleep is not the right option, when there are so many beautiful animals waiting for new homes.

Supported by donations, volunteers and sponsors to support their operations, Pound Paws donates its services to other pounds and potential pet owners at no charge. When Pound Paws commenced in 2014, there was approximately 250,000 pets being euthanised each year. These were healthy and treatable dogs being born and the only certainty their lives held, was that they were bound for death row.

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Photo Courtesy of Pound Paws Dog Day at The Henson

To support this worthy charity, join The Henson where owners and their dogs can have fun during the day's events. The day commences in The Henson courtyard where a doggie paw-ty activation will take place giving all who attend cheers a beer with their furry friend.

For those looking to find a best friend, there will be rescue organisations present for adoption inquiries and cuddles. Other activities include Puppy Ball Pit, Doggie Aura Readings, Live Entertainment and celebrity judges giving prizes for Best Dog Trick/Best Dog Costume.

If you wish to enter your dog in the Golden Bone Dog Race, just rock up on the day and register your pooch. The races commence at 2.30pm at Henson Park and all dogs need to be registered by 1.30pm. Prizes include first, second and third places in small dog/big dog divisions).

This event commences at 12 Noon and concludes at 4.00pm. The Henson is located at 91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, NSW. For more information, call 02 9569 5858. This is a wonderful fun day for the whole family.
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Why? A fun day out for dog & kids on Australia Day
When: 26 January 2020
Phone: 02 9569 5858
Where: The Henson, 91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Cost: Free
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