The Central Coast Pets Day Out event is back on Saturday 18 February, offering an exciting day out for pets, their owners and anyone considering pet ownership.
Last year’s inaugural event, entitled ‘Responsible Pet Ownership,’ was well received by the community and this year’s event is set to be even better, with over 20 local businesses hosting stalls and demonstrations on the day.
Central Coast Pets Day Out event highlights include:
- free mini dog massages
- doggie walking groups
- low-cost vaccinations
- free pet microchipping and vet checks
- best dressed and best trick dog competition
- pet treats, toys, outfits and more
- food and drink stalls
Council Director Environment and Planning, Alice Howe said the event is a great way to celebrate our pets, whilst remembering our responsibilities as pet owners.
“With a program of exciting stalls and fun competitions, as well as important demonstrations and access to expert advice around training, socialisation and preparing your pet for an emergency, we encourage pet owners and potential pet owners to attend,” Dr Howe said.
“SoCares will attend the event once again to provide free microchipping and a check-your-chip service, while the Animal Welfare League will offer free health checks, low-cost vaccinations and pet care advice.
“By offering free pet microchipping, we hope to continue to increase the number of microchipped pets across the Central Coast so we can continue to reunite pets with their owners should they become lost.”
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said pets play a huge role in many local families’ lives and provide companionship, social interaction and a sense of security.
“We know how much locals love their pets and this 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.
“I encourage locals to come down and take advantage of the important pet-related services on offer at the event, as well as those considering bringing a new pet into their home and wanting to gain practical information and advice about pet ownership.”
Locals are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends on the day, however it’s important to remember that dogs must be on a lead and cats must be contained.
- Saturday 18 February 2023
- Terilbah Reserve, Wilfred Barrett Dr, The Entrance North
For further information about this event search ‘pets day out’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au