Dilly Doggy Day Out event gets tails wagging

Your four-legged best friend will certainly be wagging its tail at the inaugural Dilly Doggy Day Out event.

Wollondilly Council will host its first dog day at Picton Sportsground off-leash park on Saturday, March 17 from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Your furry family member will get to socialise with other dogs, compete in agility and fly ball activities and eat special treats.

There will also be obedience training and puppy school, free micro-chipping, pet product and treat stalls so you can spoil your pooch, dog grooming and vet services.

There will also be a doggy fashion parade and “look-alike” competitions.

Wollondilly mayor Judith Hannan said dogs and their humans were sure to enjoy themselves.

“Dogs are an important part of nearly every family in the shire,” she said.

“Councils all over the state have off-leash parks and dog days so we want to create a day that is educational, social and provides an opportunity to come together with our dogs.”

Cr Hannan has two Rhodesian Ridgebacks who she was sure would have a good time meeting other pooches.

“It doesn’t matter if your dog is big, little, old or young, bring them down and enjoy the fun day.”

Wollondilly Council’s community events team leader Rob Moran said it was a great opportunity for pet owners to come along and buy their dog a treat or toy and support local businesses.

“There will stalls about animal welfare, a pet bakery and other doggy-related products,” he said.

“We will also have a behaviour therapist who will give a presentation on nuisance barking and dog owners can speak with her one-on-one.”

Wollondilly Council hopes the event will see the dogs at the Wollondilly Animal Shelter fin their forever home.

Wollondilly Council hopes the event will see the dogs at the Wollondilly Animal Shelter fin their forever home.

Mr Moran said the day was also a chance for Wollondilly Animal Shelter dogs to get adopted.

He said the council had a “massive response” on social media since announcing the event this week.

“We are expecting a lot of people and dogs on the day,” Mr Moran said.

“We hope it can become an annual event.”

Volunteers from the council’s animal companion committee will help out on the day too.


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