Dog day out fun for all

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

New Zealand’s biggest fam­ily dog event, the Champ Wag ‘ n’ Walk Fam­ily Fun Day, will make its Welling­ton de­but at Wai­tangi Park on Sun­day.

The Welling­ton event comes hot on the heels of a suc­cess­ful Auck­land show in which 1400 dogs and about 3000 own­ers took part.

The Welling­ton Wag ‘n’ Walk lineup in­cludes a dog tal­ent con­test, face paint­ing and bouncy cas­tle. There’s also the cutest, tallest, short­est, old­est dog com­pe­ti­tions and loads more to keep those tails wag­ging from 8.30am till 1.30pm. A three kilo­me­tre mass dog walk leads off at 10.30am.

Event or­gan­iser Scott Rice cites the dog and owner food eat­ing re­lay as amongst the more ‘‘col­or­ful’’ items on the sched­ule.

‘‘Think lots of mess, lots of laugh­ter and some se­ri­ous com­peti­tors’’, says Mr Rice.

‘‘We’re thrilled to be able to sup­port Paw Jus­tice as the event char­ity part­ner and en­cour­age those at­tend­ing to ei­ther pur­chase on the day or bring along a can of pet food for the Paw Jus­tice Pet Food Bank,’’ he says.

Ticket hold­ers go home with their own Champ Doggy Bag con­tain­ing a Champ dog bowl and other treats. On­line reg­is­tra­tions go into the draw to win one of three, one-year sup­plies of Champ dog food. Tick­ets can be bought from wag­n­ or on the day.

Kapi-Mana News has three fam­ily passes to the Wag ‘n’ Walk Fam­ily Fun Day to give away to read­ers. To en­ter email edi­ with your name and day­time con­tact de­tails by mid­day Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 28. Write ‘‘Fam­ily Fun Day Con­test’’ in the sub­ject line.

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