It's that time of year when we all remember that Christmas shopping for the humans in your life can be a bit of a drag. But throw in some cute little furry friends and copious amounts of pup cuddles, and the whole thing's suddenly a lot more fun.
So when the Super Furry Festive Market rocks into Surry Hills next Saturday, December 9, it promises to be the ultimate pre-Christmas pitstop for animal lovers and their four-legged mates.
A Christmassy spin-off of the annual Super Furry Festival, the one-day event is set to take over Crown Street's Shannon Reserve with a dog-friendly program of activities, events and market stalls. You'll be able to stock up on gifts for the whole fur family, with treats from the likes of Paddo Pets, Missy & Me, Pods 4 Pets, FurFresh and Haus of Harley Dogwear, all in the one spot.
Furry fashionistas can strut their stuff at one of two Christmas-themed doggy fashion shows, or you can book yourselves in for a snap with Santa.
If you're currently petless, fear not — the event's out to raise awareness for animal adoption, so there'll be countless opportunities for pats and cuddles. You'll find a bunny snuggle tent, the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home's kissing booth, a kitty cuddle tent run by the folks at Maggie's Rescue, and even a dingo puppy playpen from the team at Sydney Fox Rescue. Plus, you can sign up to foster, donate or volunteer with any of the great organisations on the day. We'll take that over a crowded shopping centre.