If you’re having a ruff week, this news should cheer you up. The Melbourne Dog Lovers Show is making its long-awaited return in just a few months. The Southern Hemisphere’s largest dog-dedicated event has grown into a mammoth gathering for dog owners and lovers alike since its inception in 2014 and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Expect a jam-packed calendar of events and activities from Friday October 14 to Sunday October 16.
Melbourne Dog Lovers Show
If you’re a dog lover, this might just be your idea of heaven. Meet and interact with over 1000 gorgeous dogs representing over 100 breeds. Would love to own a dog but overwhelmed by the idea of it? Over 40 free educational talks will take place during the show by some of Australia’s leading dog and animal experts to help you out.
There’s heaps of entertainment as well. Watch in awe as the Black Hawk Dock Dogs launch themselves off a raised dock and into a huge 100,000-litre pool.
Then, see canines from Australian Working Dog Rescue showcase their strength and stamina in the Extreme High Jump competition and the Sheepdog Speed Trials.
And if you’re a future paw-rent, you can find the best breed to suit your home and lifestyle in the Bow Wow Meow Perfect Match Zone. Check out the PetStock Adoption Zone and see exhibitors from over 30 rescue groups. While you won’t be able to adopt a dog at the show itself, you will be able to meet dogs available for adoption, and learn all the information you need to make the best decision possible. There’s also a Pat-A-Pooch zone if you’re looking for cuddles.
There’s heaps more on from free doggy face painting to a huge glitter wall for all the selfies. Additionally, you can shop and save with thousands of incredible products on offer from Australia’s biggest canine supermarket. See you on the bark side!