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Theme Bark

This OTT pop-up doggy theme park will really get that tail wagging with joy.
By Libby Curran
July 21, 2022
By Libby Curran
July 21, 2022

So, you manage to keep yourself pretty well entertained between the wine festivals, gallery exhibitions and bottomless brunches. But what about that four-legged mate of yours? Well, you'd better clear his or her schedule too, because an OTT pop-up doggy theme park is headed to Melbourne this spring.

Descending on Port Melbourne Industrial Centre for the Arts (PICA) on Saturday, November 19, Theme Bark promises the dog's day out your pooch has been dreaming of all their life.

So just what can Luna expect from this paw-some puppy playground? Well, there'll be a big ball pit playpen, complete with slide, and a giant obstacle course for ducking, diving and clamouring around in a floofy cloud of ecstasy.

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Talented pooches can try their luck in the Pup Pageant or the Doggy Dash, while the afternoon's dog yoga sessions promise to fill up fast. And four-legged divas will find a slew of nail techs, grooming specialists and other pampering services to have them looking and feeling schmick, as well as free vet checks for added peace of mind.

Meanwhile, the pop-up Barkery Lane market will have retailers slinging everything from dog accessories to toys, and there'll be rescue and adoption stalls for those wanting to expand their fur family — or simply enjoy some cuddles. What's more, a portion of all Theme Bark ticket sales will be donated to a local dog rescue organisation.

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