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Paws-Fest Dog Festival Brisbane - March 17

Paw-some event for Brisbane pet lovers ... 

Brisbane is set to play host to the very first non-profit dog market where proud paw-rents will be able to get hold of everything to please even the most fussy fur-baby.

Paws-Fest will feature 50 stalls, stocking everything a puppy could desire from dog treats to toys. There will also be plenty on offer for their human companions with food trucks, children’s entertainment and some very cute RSPCA adoptables.

This event hosted in Eagle Farm by Paws & Relax, is in aid of RSPCA Queensland which will get 100 per cent of the profits from the day. It is proudly sponsored 
by Barkley and Pips and Supervets Manly West & Hendra.

It’s the brainchild of RSPCA All Stars Ambassador Katrina Roberts who has committed to raising ten thousand dollars for the charity. Katrina is one of 10 ambassadors who are all embarking on an inspiring adventure as part of a national television project.

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference, and you can help us make a difference,” she said. 

“Come along and have a great day out with your furry family member, you’d be barking mad to miss out.” 

RSPCA Queensland spokesperson Alex Hyndman Hill said that the event is another brilliant way to support the charity. “It’s so inspiring to see the lengths our All Stars are going to to help raise much needed funds for RSPCA Queensland”.

“People like Katrina and the team at Paws and Relax really are everyday heroes helping us with our mission to help animals, empower people and change lives.” she said.

“Along with Kat, our All Stars have raised over thirty five thousand dollars and with your help they're going to make a world of difference.”

You can support the All Stars and RSPCA Queensland at Paws-Fest on Sunday 17th March from 9 am

Program for the Day

9:30am - CONTEST“St. Paddy’s Pup”
Are you feeling the luck of the Irish? Perhaps you’re wondering what to do with those emerald green accessories after your Saturday night St. Paddy’s celebrations. We’re looking for pups which capture the spirit of the Irish. $5 donation to RSPCA QLD for entry.
10:00am - PRESENTATION – Dr. Nela Graham (BVSc) from Calm Companions (Veterinary Behaviour Specialist)
10:30am - WORKSHOPRSPCA School for Dogs
In this interactive, DIY workshop, you’ll learn how easy it is to make an exciting enrichment toy for your dog using simple craft bits and pieces you can find around the home. This is a great activity for the kids – take home your special creation and see how fun it can be for your furry friend. Limited workshop spaces available.
11:00am - CONTEST “Mummy and Me/Daddy and Dog” (best-dressed dog and owner pair) judged by Pablo & Co.
They say that owners and dogs often look alike, so let’s embrace it! If you and Fido make a fashionable pair, then coordinate your outfits and strut your stuff on stage! This contest is open to one ‘pawrent’ and one dog per entry. $5 donation to RSPCA QLD for entry.
11:45am - PRESENTATION – Seven (CPDT) from Crazy Critterz Toy Box (Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer)
12:00pm - WORKSHOP – Bec Hamilton from Hide ‘n’ Seek Nosework/Mind Body & Bowl (K9 Nose Work® Instructor)
Does your dog LOVE to sniff? Looking for something fun to do with your dog? Inspired by detection dog training, this Hide ’n’ Seek Nosework Taster session introduces you and your dog to the exciting world of nosework. Suitable for dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities. No prior training or experience is required from you or your dog. All that’s needed is a dog with a nose! Limited participation spaces available.
12:30pm - PRESENTATION – Brittany Young AKA The Pet Girl (Animal Nutritionist)
What were our dogs designed to consume and how can we increase their life span just by improving their food bowls? The Pet Girl will cover 5 super simple ways to improve your dog’s dinner bowl to encourage longevity, reduce the risk of disease, improve behaviour and be an overall happier, healthier dog.
1:00pm - CONTEST – “Waggiest Tail” (biggest and bestest dog tail wag) judged by Tail Nation Apparel.
We all love those wiggly wags when our pups greet us at the door, and now’s your chance to show it off! If your pup is lacking in the tail department, they can still enter – it’s not about the size of the tail, but the wiggly talent! $5 donation to RSPCA QLD for entry.

Where: Paws and Relax, 2/24 Eagleview Pl, Eagle Farm QLD 4009.

For details of RSPCA All Stars

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MEDIA RELEASE, 28th February 2019

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