Pet's Day Out hits pawfect note

Pet's Day Out hits pawfect note

29 August 2016

Animal lovers and owners turned out in force along with an array of enthusiastic pets ranging from rats to a wide variety of dogs for Mosman Council’s 2016 Pet’s Day Out held yesterday on the Village Green.

More than 3,500 human visitors attended the much loved free annual community event, enjoying a range of competitions, interactive animal shows by Animal Wildlife and Taronga Zoo’s Zoomobile, obedience master classes and performances by Dancing Dogs R Us, in perfect weather. Meanwhile, Doggie Rescue and Greyhound Rescue provided advice to those interested in starting or extending their family by adopting a dog.

“Pet’s Day Out is a highlight of the calendar for animal lovers and owners from Mosman and the wider region and this year more than ever came along with double last year’s attendance,” Mosman Council Manager Communications Liz Bennett said. “Visitors see it as an opportunity to socialise their own best friend, borrow their neighbours’ companion or just have a great day out sans pet.”

Competition winners included:

  • Most Unusual Pet
    Winner: Shaye Collinson with Mr Magoo (rat), Highly Commended: Saskia Fleming with Roxy
  • Egg and Spoon Race – Owner 12 Years and Under
    Winner: Saskia Fleming with Roxy, Highly Commended: Laura Murray with Toby
  • Egg and Spoon Race – Owner 12 Years and Over
    Winner: Samuel Fleming with Roxy, Highly Commended: Oliver Fleming with Schnitzel
  • Pet – Owner Look-a-Like
    Winner: Erika Lopez-Tomko with Maron, Highly Commended: Shaye Collinson with Mat (dog) and Mr Magoo (rat)
  • Fancy Dress
    Winner: Heidi Hodges with Tyson (Rio/Olympics), Highly Commended: Aurelius Christenson with Coco (Cowboy and Indian)

Pet’s Day Out is organised by Mosman Council with considerable support from our event and prize sponsors including Mosman Vet, Bark Busters Lower North Shore, Taronga Zoo, Love’em Liver Treats, Dancing Dogs R Us, Rancan Sisters Fitness, Puppuccino Pet Spa, DaisyBoo&Co, Rufus & Coco, Cottonsmocks Pet Portraits, FurFresh Whole Foods, Personalised Pet and Underwater Dogs.