Paws up if you love dogs! Mine are in the air because I am obsessed. My main reason for exercising outside is so I can hunt down and pat all the dogs that frequent my local park. Sometimes I feel like the pup-arazzi (sorry) but I honestly can’t help myself when I see a furry friend. Fur-tunately (not sorry) for me though, I can get a good dose of canine medicine at this year’s Sydney Dog Lovers Show.
Returning to the Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavillion on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August, the Sydney Dog Lovers Show will unite dog owners with a variety of information for their best friends from breeders, trainers and businesses.
Although dogs aren’t allowed at the show (it’s an indoor event), you can take them home a doggy bag full of treats from over 200 exhibitors. For the humans who will be attending, there’s plenty to keep you busy including visiting the doggy bookshop and eating from some of Sydney’s best food trucks (no, it’s not dog food)! Two of Australia’s favourite vets, Dr. Katrina Warren and Dr. Chris Brown will also be there with Dr. Katrina Warren and the Wonderdogs hosting a brand new show and the Bondi Vet captaining a team of dogs in a Weave Pole Challenge.
Celebrity animal trainer, Peta Clarke will share insights of celebrity dog training as she joins the stage with Bruiser and Rufus from Legally Blonde the Musical (legitimately so excited by this) and other silver screen canine stars.
The CANIDAE Rescue Dog Zone will share why dog adoption can be so positive for both humans and dogs as they host over 20 NSW-based rescue groups and shelters.
Adding to the paw-esomeness of the event is the Pat a Pooch Zone, which is where you will most likely find me. Snap a selfie with a schnauzer or cuddle a collie as you connect with a wide range of breeds.
The show has something for everyone and is open daily 9:30am – 5pm. You can fetch your tickets from the Dog Lovers Show website.
What: Sydney Dog Lovers Show
When: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August, 9.30am – 5pm
Where: Royal Hall of Industries and The Hordern Pavilion
Cost: Adults from $25, Kids from $12
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Image credit: Dog Lovers Show