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Barks and Bowls Lunch - 6 July 2024

Bark and Bowls: dining out for a pawsitive impact at IIKO Mazesoba

Get ready to treat your taste buds and pamper your pets, all while supporting a worthy cause! 

Pound Paws, an Australian based charity dedicated to providing a modern approach to the rehoming process of pets in Australian pounds and rescue centres, is thrilled to announce an upcoming event that promises a day delicious food and furry fun!

What better way to spend a Saturday than indulging in mouth-watering mazesoba (
a popular brothless variant of ramen noodles) for humans and gourmet meals for pups? 

On Saturday 6th July 2024, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, animal lovers and food enthusiasts alike are invited to join us for a culinary extravaganza like no other.

Hosted by IIKO Mazesoba in Darling Square, this event will feature an array of treats for both humans and their furry companions. From delicious mazesoba crafted with the finest ingredients by the chefs on site to specially curated gourmet meals for pups provided by The Fur Chef, ranging from a Mouthwatering Pork Meatloaf and Delectable Beef Lasagna, made with organic local ingredients - every palate is sure to be satisfied.

“At Rufus & Coco, pets are family, with their own Instagram profiles! That's why we created The Fur Chef. Our gourmet meals are crafted by top chefs and a pet nutritionist in Sydney, using only ultra-premium, locally sourced ingredients. Delivered fresh, our restaurant-quality pet food, biscuits, and treats are free from artificial additives, enhancing your pet’s health and vitality.” - Anneke van den Broek, CEO.

"IIKO Mazesoba is excited to be collaborating with The Fur Chef to present a fun event where humans and pups get to enjoy good food while also continuing our support of Pound Paws in their mission to rehome Australian pets." - Michelle Widjaja - Director of IIKO Mazesoba.

But the fun doesn't stop there! Attendees are encouraged to unleash their creativity and participate in our costume competition. Embrace the fancy dress theme and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes generously provided by Rufus & Coco.

As a token of appreciation, all guests will receive exclusive goodie bags filled with delightful surprises. And don't forget to strike a pose on the red carpet, where our professional photographer will capture memories that will last a lifetime.

To ensure a paw-sitively delightful experience for all, this event will have two seatings. Please note that a booking deposit is required to secure your spot, so be sure to reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Join us as we come together to celebrate the joy of good food, furry friends, and making a difference. Together, we can raise awareness and vital funds to support Pound Paws in their mission to give every pet a loving forever home.

"We are beyond excited to bring together animal lovers and food enthusiasts for a fun day out dining at IIKO Mazesoba. This event is organised to celebrate the bond between humans and pets with a unique dining experience, while supporting our mission to find loving forever homes for animals in need. 
We are grateful for the event partners' support, for coming together to make a difference for our furry friends." - Brittany Bloomer, Founder of Pound Paws.
  • What: Mazesoba for Humans and Gourmet Meals for Pups
  • Hosted by: IIKO Mazesoba, Darling Square & Rufus & Coco; 
  • Dog Food provided by: The Fur Chef
  • Costume Competition: Fancy dress theme with prizes provided by Rufus & Coco
  • Goodie Bags: For all attendees
  • Red Carpet: Photographer on-site

When: Saturday 6th July 2024, from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Location: IIKO Mazesoba - 86 Hay St, Haymarket, Sydney, NSW
* Booking: Deposit required to secure spot

For more information and to book your spot, visit this link

About Pound Paws:

Pound Paws is an Australian based charity focused on assisting pounds and rescue centres with the re-homing process, as well as educating the Australian public about the importance of pet adoption.. Through innovative programs and advocacy efforts, Pound Paws strives to provide a modern approach to pet adoption, ensuring that every animal finds a loving forever home.

About IIKO Mazesoba:

IIKO Mazesoba, located in Darling Square, is a culinary gem known for its mouthwatering mazesoba. They are known for their delicious bowls, as well as loyal doggie customer support!

About Rufus & Coco:

Rufus & Coco is a trusted name in pet care, offering a wide range of high-quality products designed to keep pets happy and healthy. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for animals, Rufus & Coco is proud to support initiatives that make a positive impact in the pet community.

MEDIA RELEASE, 20th June 2024

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