The pooches of Melbourne will be on parade at this returning festival for our furriest of friends. On Sunday, May 27, Barkly Square in Brunswick will play host to the third Barkly Barks Dog Festival, complete with a dachshund dash, doggy day spa, professional trainers and more.
The festival will cater to dogs of all shapes and sizes, with tons of activities for participants on both two legs and four. You can buy your pet a treat from Canine Wellness Kitchen, Melbourne's dog-friendly food truck; get some costumed pooch snaps and give your doggo a 'pupparazzi' moment; or take part in a dog trivia competition.
But the main event is the dog parade, where gongs will be given out in a whole range of categories, including most obedient, best costume, and dog and owner lookalike. Not sure we'd want to win that one, even if there are prizes up for grabs.