Central Coast Council’s Dogs Day Out 2024: Bigger, Better, and Barking Good!

by LukeAdmin

Central Coast Council’s annual ‘Dogs Day Out’ event is back on Saturday 24 February, offering an exciting day out for not only dogs and their owners, but the whole community. 

Now in its third year, this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, with over 30 local businesses hosting stalls, training programs and demonstrations. 

Event highlights include: 
•    Pet adoption services
•    Dog grooming and free dog massages
•    Dog body balance demonstrations
•    Free dog microchipping 
•    Low-cost vaccinations 
•    Doggy toys, clothes and treats 
•    Food and drink stalls for the humans

Council Director Environment and Planning, Alice Howe said the event has continued to grow since its inception in February 2022, which is likely due to how much the Central Coast community love their dogs. 

“This annual event is a great way to celebrate our four-legged friends and continue to remind one another of our responsibilities as a dog owner,” Dr Howe said. 

“Since the events inception, we have continued to gain the interest of local businesses and pet services wanting to get involved, with a great mix of stalls and training programs scheduled for this year’s event. 

“This includes our friends from SoCares who will once again be offering free microchipping and check-your-chip services on the day, while the Animal Welfare League will be offering free health checks, low-cost vaccinations and general pet care advice.

“By offering free pet microchipping, we hope to increase the number of microchipped pets across the Central Coast, so that we can continue to reunite pets with their owners should they become lost. 

“If you have been considering adding a four-legged friend to your family, why not give our pet adoption service a visit on the day and give a dog-in-need a home.”

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said dogs play a huge role in many local families’ lives and provide companionship, social interaction, and a sense of security.

“We know how much our locals love their pets and this annual event is the perfect way to celebrate how much they mean to us, whilst also socialising with other pets and pet owners from across the region,” Mr Hart said.

“Dogs Day Out is another way that we can continue to support and educate our community around the importance of responsible pet ownership, so that we can all enjoy our open spaces.”

Event details:
•    Saturday 24 February 2024
•    9am-3pm
•    Terilbah Reserve, Wilfred Barrett Dr, The Entrance North 

Locals are encouraged to bring along their dogs to the event but remember they must be on a leash at all times. Cats are also welcome but must be contained.

For further information about this event, search ‘dogs day out’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

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