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Published June 19th 2018
Take your fur babies to Tiny Dog Festival
Tiny Dog Festival
There are so many families around Australia who have tiny dogs, and in Melbourne, there is a Tiny Dog Festival!


Although you can still come even if you have a large dog, primarily it is about breeds such as:

French bulldog
Bichon Frise
Toy Poodle
Italian Greyhound
Miniature Pinscher
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Boston Terrier
Miniature Dachshund
Lhasa Apso
Shih Tzu
And many more

At this festival, they will be celebrating all tiny dogs and there will be lots of human/pooch drink specials on offer. These will include a beer and bone combo, and other interesting things!

You are encouraged to bring along your miniature pooch to compete in the following:

1. Melbourne's tiniest adult dog at 2.00 pm
2. Melbourne's best dressed tiny dog at 3.30 pm
3. The first annual tiny dog race at 5.00 pm

The Showroom Bar will be open from 12 noon to 2.00 pm to take your registrations - it will be a matter of "first in best dressed"! nd naturally, as you would expect at a dog show, there will be heaps of prizes to be won, both for yourself and the tiny fur friend.

Also there, so no one gets hungry, will be the following strictly for the humans:

Connie's Pizza Melbourne
Copa Food Truck
Mr Burger
Nem N' Nem
Dip'd Gourmet Mini Donuts

And for the pooches own special treats, there will be:

Good Dog Behaviour and Training
Greyhound Rescue Victoria
Found & Hound
Hunter and Hound
Pets of the Homeless Australia

Entry is by a gold coin donation and there are Eftpos facilities on site.

Dogs of all sizes are welcome.

This wonderful doggy event will be held on Saturday 30th June, 2018 from 12 noon to 10.00 pm. It will be on at 520 High Street, Northcote and you can get more information by calling: 03 9020 7940

Doggy Walking Tours
Here, there is a special Doggy Walking Tour, with a spectacular finish at a limited time Neon Dog Park by acclaimed Melbourne artist, Carla O'Brien.

This art installation is a night-time display of all things dogs. Join in to explore the history of Williamstown with your fur babies. After this, you (and not fur babies) can partake of a glass of sparkling wine. Have a piece of cake with it and then wander through the exhibition on the Williamstown foreshore.

This is the pawfect way to experience this township which is steeped in Victorian history. You will hear about the ghosts who still meander through the pubs, the hulks who housed the prisoners and the rich, colourful maritime past. The walk is an easy one and is 5 kms in total - fur babies will love you even more for this!

It will be on Friday 29th June, Sunday 1st, and Thursday 5th July, from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm. The meeting place will be at the western end of the Esplanade Public Park, Williamstown - off-leash dog area. This is near Hatt Reserve and Cole Street.

Make your bookings before they sell out! Adults are $65 and dogs $5.

New Hanging Rock Doggy Picnic Adventure
Choose one of these Doggy Picnic Adventures where Bella, the dog-friendly bus, will be your chauffeur to escape the city in comfort. Once you arrive, everything has been arranged including your gourmet picnic baskets.

When you arrive at your destination you will learn the art of dog massage, for which your fur baby will once again, love you even more! This is a day of pampering (no, not for you!) the tired little or large paws. It is a very social day for both the dog and the human.

But as the June one is already booked out and as they sell out very quickly, make sure you book for one of these dates as soon as possible.

Cost is $125 for humans and $10 for furry friends and for more information email: or phone: 0408 577 140.

Doggy Winery Tours
Bella the dog-friendly bus will chauffeur you to some of the great wine regions of Victoria and I'm sure your dog would just love a winery tour!

This tour includes a dog massage, (sorry, you miss out yet again) and movie over lunch, from professional Dog Carers. Bring a group of friends, or just come with your best friend, either way, everything will be done for you. Your dog will even be looked after while you taste the wines.

You will meet in Port Melbourne for some essential "sniff and social time" and get to know each other time, before getting comfortable on Bella. Bella has human and doggy seat belts, so all will be safe and sound. But dogs get the window seat, and you get a gift bag - window licking is allowed.

The next available tour is in September, so make sure you book now.

Cost is $200 and $20 for pooch and for more information, here are contact details.
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Why? For events where you can take your dogs along
When: From June to September, 2018
Where: Around Victoria
Cost: Varies - see article
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