It will be a dog day afternoon at The Station later this month when the first-ever Newcastle Street Paws Festival kicks off.
The free festival, which began life in Sydney two years ago, and now operates across seven locations will be rolling into Newcastle for the first time on Saturday 29 February.
Organiser Sharon Garrand told Newcastle Live that the festival represents a great day out for the two and four-legged alike.
“It really is a great day out for the whole family – there is a lot of education on offer on the day but it’s done in a really fun and entertaining way – there really is something for everyone.”
“We’re really excited to bring Street Paws to Newcastle and the Station is such a great location.”
In terms of education, Sharon said that five local dog rescue organisations would be on hand to give people the opportunity to meet their potential new fur baby while also shining a light on the need to rehome local rescue doggos.
“We’ve also partnered with the Pink Paw Program which is a great organisation that educates people, especially children, about dog behaviour and the importance of dog safety,” she said.
The Pink Paw program will be running workshops on Kids and the K9, tips on walking recall, walking on leash and energy training.
While education is a big part of Street Paws, it’s also about oodles of fun and that’s definitely what you and your doggo can expect on the day.
If your dog has a competitive streak, they can try their luck in the Old Timer (dogs over 10 years) and best rescue dog competitions while a raft of stalls offering a wide range of pet treats and products (even dog massages!) will have your pet in doggie Nirvana.
Add to that a range of kids’ activities, giveaways throughout the day and a range of food trucks and you’ve got a festival that’s worth barking about.
The Newcastle Street Paws Festival, sponsored by PETStock is on at The Station on Saturday 29 February from 11am. Head here for more information.
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