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PetFest 2016 Merrylands - September 11

The popular PetFest is sure to see animal lovers rushing to the stunning Holroyd Gardens (Sydney) on Sunday 11 September, between 10am and 2pm.

Whether you’re into wagging tails or
 scales, this annual event will be bigger than ever delivering an exciting program that is sure to impress the whole family. PetFest promotes responsible pet ownership and education. Entry is just a gold coin donation and all proceeds are donated to local pet rescue organisations and programs. 

Emceed by popular television personality and renowned dog trainer, Steve Austin, this year’s event will feature high energy Jack Russell racing, a spectacular musical reptile show, fabulous working Kelpie demonstrations and the gripping Flyball competition.

Kids will love the free pony rides, animal farm, wildlife display and a range of activities designed just for their enjoyment.

Entertainment & Activities
  • Working Kelpie and Sheep Shows at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm 
  • Flyball Competition
  • Dog Washing (by donation)  
  • Jack Russell Racing 
Changes to Pet Registrations in NSW

When you come along to PetFest, a Council Officer can assist you in registering your pet online. Please note that the NSW State Government has recently changed how you register your dogs and cats. For details, please visit 
  • Free microchipping 
  • Animal Farm & Pony Rides
  • Reptiles of the World and Alligator Enclosure 

Program Details
  • 10:00am  - Welcome 
  • 10:15am  - "Why Adopt a Pet" with Steve Austin 
  • 10:30am  - Musical Wildlife show 
  • 11:30am  - Dogs NSW Performance Team 
  • 12:15pm - Novelty Competitions 
           ** Best dressed pet
           ** Pet owner look alike
           ** Most unique pet 

           ** Best working dog
           ** Best party trick 

** 12:45pm - Dancing with Dogs 
** 1:15pm - Dogs NSW Performance Team

When: Sunday 11th September, from 10am to 2pm

Where: Holroyd Gardens, Cnr. Walpole & Pitt St., Merrylands (NSW)

For more details, please visit

Are you planning on bringing your pet along to this year’s PetFest? If yes, then that is great because PetFest welcomes all types of pets. Make sure that he/she is properly secured, ie. on a lead or in an appropriate cage. 

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