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Pound Paws Dog Day at The Rocks - December 3

Come and celebrate the festive season at The Rocks on Saturday 3rd December, with views overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House at a Christmas themed Pound Paws Dog Day event!

Pound Paws is delighted to be partnering with The Rocks and Placemaking NSW for their Christmas Wonderland Activation throughout the month of December. 

To kick off the festivities, Pound Paws Dog Day event will launch on Saturday the 3rd of December from 10am-2pm. Locals and dog lovers can be treated to a variety of paw-some festive activities, whilst celebrating the wonderful companionship we share with our pets.

It’s time to celebrate the howl-idays and boy, has Pound Paws got a jolly day out planned for you!

Expect everything from free Santa Paws Photo Sessions for you and your pooch, followed by a Rescue Dog Adoption Parade showcasing dogs looking for a home in time for Christmas.

There will also be a live performance by the beloved Leo Sayers, singing the classic ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’.

Looking for a Christmas present? Dog lovers and owners will be treated to a boutique Christmas-themed pet market, with festive gifts guaranteed to get pooches tails waggin’! 

Shop from a range of organic dog treats, Christmas dog accessories, Barkuterie Boards & stocking fillers.

The event is run by Pound Paws with a mission to raise awareness about pet adoption to the local community, in support of Animal Rescue Sydney, a local dog rescue group who will be bringing dogs available for adoption. 

By hosting these Dog Day events, it allows rescue groups to connect with potential adoptees and find a potential home for their rescue dogs, as well as raise much needed funds. 

Pet education is also key at this event, with a focus on responsible pet ownership and pet health, proudly sponsored by Pet Health Insurance Services

Don’t have a dog? No problem, this event will have dogs available for adoption from Animal Rescue Sydney, as well as the opportunity for you to connect with fellow pet lovers and owners on the day. Expect Dawes Point Park to be fill of waggin’ tails!

Dogs also have the opportunity to strut their stuff on the stage, showing off their best Christmas costumes or tricks, to go in the draw to not only make their fur-parents proud, but win some seriously cool prizes too! 

There will be a VIP Judging Panel, including the likes of Christa Billich (as seen on Housewives of Sydney & Director of Billich Gallery), Manolo Pigmop (Doggie Influencer), Crystal Lynn (Fur-mum to Manolo and star in Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians) and Leo Sayers (International Musician).

The event will kick off from 10am, so make sure to get down early to get involved in all the fun!

Come on down to Dawes Point Park on Saturday the 3rd of December and cheers to a barkin' good time!

When: Saturday 3rd December 2022, from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Dawes Point Park, The Rocks

For the latest details, please visit the Facebook Event page.

Entry is free, register your attendance here

About Pound Paws:

Pound Paws is an Australian based charity which provides a modern online approach to the re-homing of pets in Australian pounds and rescue centres. They operate via an online search engine which allows users to search for their dream pet in pounds and rescue centres across Australia. They also actively assist rescue centres and pounds by hosting dog adoption events around Australia.

To find your next pet, please visit

MEDIA RELEASE, 1st December 2022

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