If your pup's been trying to sad-eye his or her way into your Easter celebrations, but without much chocolatey success, here's a solution for you both. On Saturday March 17, Mad Paws, an Aussie pet-sitting network, is hosting its annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt at Sydney Park.
For four furry hours, your drooling, slobbering one will be the focus of all attention. As well as the main attraction, there'll be an agility course competition, dog whispering sessions, an artist working on pawtraits and a photography corner, where you and your pooch can pose together. Whatever you do, make sure your four-legged friend doesn't leave home until they're looking their very best: at the end of the day, the best-dressed dog will score a special prize.
In between all that action, find time to wander around the stalls, which will be peddling doggy treats such as pupcakes, offering massages and dental check-ups, and hosting workshops, including one on first aid.
All proceeds will go to Maggie's Rescue, a Marrickville-based animal welfare charity with a no-kill policy.