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A Pooch Affair revealed…

HerCanberra Team

Details are being released about what is on offer at the inaugural “A Pooch Affair” event set to debut at Exhibition Park in Canberra this Saturday.

Everything “dog” will be on offer at this year’s event, described as an eclectic mix of live entertain-ment and exhibition with a hint of kitsch.

The indoor pop-up Doggie Diner, the first of its kind in the ACT, allows people to catch up with friends and enjoy a meal from well known food retailers; My Sweet Alice; and Free Range by BurraBerkshire, who will be selling bespoke sausages shaped like dog bones. High Tea with Dogs (almost SOLD OUT) provides an elegant experience for those wishing to dine in style.

Stroll down the Doggie Mall full of the latest trends, treats and educational toys, or get pampered at the Icon Water Doggie Day Spa where your pooch can be groomed, have a mani/pedi and then finish with a photography shoot all in the one spot.

Pugs are in style and have their very own “Pug Hour” from 11am. Pugs can come and meet host “Punky the Pug” and have the opportunity to mingle and make new friends.

Exhibition Park has been a long-time supporter of Lifeline Canberra hosting their Autumn and Spring Bookfairs. They have joined forces with A Pooch Affair to run the Lifeline Canberra Doggie Bookshop with proceeds supporting this vital service in the Canberra community.

Liz Clarke, General Manager, Territory Venues said “A Pooch Affair is an event for all kinds of dog owners and there will be something that appeals to everyone.

“We have been able to put together a comprehensive entertainment and educational program deliv-ered across two stage areas.

“We are encouraged by the immense support received to develop an event like this and are pleased to be able to offer such diversity in the event program” said Ms Clarke.

The Adoption Centre profiles a number of dogs currently available for adoption through a range of different rescue groups that are exhibiting at A Pooch Affair. It is an opportunity for people to consider adopting from a wide range of organisations and talk to representatives about the process and opportunities for fostering and adoption.

“Providing not-for-profit and community organisations with a forum to gain exposure and educate the community was an important aspect of the event. I am pleased the team have embraced this and found creative ways to maxi-mise their involvement” said Ms Clarke.

The full program for A Pooch Affair will be released this week.

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