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Published February 28th 2019
Bring your dog to any of these functions and enjoy
Many of us who love our animals (says Finy, jumping up and down with her hand up!) are often on the lookout for events to go to where we can take our babies. My real babies are long since gone, and I, therefore, used to love taking both dogs on excursions with other dogs.
At these events in March and April 2019, you can take your best friend as well as your family! There are also some teaching and other events besides social ones.
All Animal Rescue and Adoption Day When: Sunday 3rd March from 10 am to 4 pm Where: Dixon Road Reserve, Rockingham Cost: Gold coin donation
Hosts for this day will be the Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue Group. It will be an animal lovers' paradise where they will unite and rescue animals.
Some of the things on at this day include:
Rescue groups showcasing their adoptable babes
Animal welfare groups
Pet and non-pet related stalls
Children's corner, with bouncy castle, face painting and more
Food trucks and stalls
Several different competitions
Educational short talks
And much more
This is a family and pet-friendly event. All sociable, friendly pets can come along as long as they are well behaved and on a leash at all times. You can get more information on their Facebook page.
Recallers...Come when Called When: Saturday, 6th April, from 8 am to 8.45 am Where: Ut 3/26 Gibberd Road, Balcatta Cost: $195
This educational day will be hosted by the Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre & Dog Day Care. It is a four-week course and is most necessary to get your dog to learn. It can save his life in several situations and is one which I find hard to master. It is a fun course and aimed at teaching you what is involved in a dog recall.
Trick Training When: Saturday, 9th March, from 8 am to 8.45 pm Where: Ut 3/26 Gibberd Road, Balcatta Cost: $195
Trick training is a beneficial activity for our dogs for many reasons. Tricks are great foundation skills for other behaviours and therefore teaching tricks can be a fun way of teaching our dogs how to learn. If your dog enjoys this, you will find it is easier to implement the more necessary commands.
Doggies Day Out When: Sunday,10th March, from 9 am Where: Littorina Park, Perth Cost: Free
This event will be hosted by Market Streats and on 14th April. It is for the whole family and of course, your fur babies. It will be a fun day out that they will appreciate. You will be able to buy lunch, shop at the gift stalls and buy things for your animals at the pet-themed vendors.
There on the day will be Greyhound Adoptions WA and Saving Animals Matters Rescue, who will be coming along to raise funds and awareness.
WOOF at Whiteman When: 10th March, from 10 am Where: Whiteman Park, Whiteman
MiLi Markets will host this event at Whiteman Park. This event will be staged in conjunction with the Made-It Markets. It is a dog-friendly event with many stalls for your animals and plenty of four-legged friends to meet!
There will be food trucks and beverage stalls on site, plus children's entertainment, live music and all this in a lovely natural bushland location.
If you have a greyhound, or if you merely love this gentle breed, then you will know that they are family! Now you can meet others and possibly their cousins for a playday. Watch as they play with their large, often gawky movements. Crosses of greyhounds are also welcome.
You can also learn more about this breed and especially if you are looking to save one of these delightful breeds from euthanasia.
Dog Diabetes When: 7th April, from 8.30 am to 1 pm Where: Trinity College, 2 Trinity Avenue, East Perth Registerhere.
Tails will be wagging when you go on this 5km walk around the Swan River. On the way, you will see East Perth, Optus Stadium and then return via the Village at Trinity College for a whole lot more fun, including:
Market stalls for doggies - accessories and toys, food and locally made treats, health and wellness services.
Market stalls for humans - locally produced jewellery, arts and crafts, homewares, gifts, books and more.
Healthy and delicious food, lovely hot coffee and fresh juices.
Adventure zone - here the fur babies will be able to test their skills in a "paw-pose built" course with tunnels, slalom runs, hurdles, bridges and a giant ball pit.
Children's activity zone with face painting, hair braiding, herb planting, crafts, bouncy castles and more.
Chill out area to cool in the shade, listen to music and relax.
This event aims to raise funds for The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, with the generous support of Millpoint Rotary Club. You can find out more information on the event on this Facebook page.