Birds chirp, rainbows form and the sun shines a little brighter over Moore Park when the Sydney Dog Lovers Show comes around. And it's returning to the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion for a fifth year of pats, licks and parades on the weekend of August 4 and 5. Yes, the dedicated puppy cuddle zone is returning.
The Sydney Dog Lovers Show will see thousands of dedicated pooch fans celebrating the noble four-legged monarch of human companionship. There'll be dozens of furry friends available for adoption from dozens rescue groups across NSW in the adoption zone, where you can learn up on what's actually involved with the process. Plus, DockDogs is back, featuring a competitive long jump and high jump for talented dogs who want to flop into a pool of water. Dogs, amiright?
But hold up — you came here to cuddle pooches. We're getting there. Punters can make their way to the Pat-a-Pooch zone to cuddle up to a wide range of Australia's most loveable and popular breeds from puppy to adult dogs — we're talking uppity dachshunds to fluffball samoyeds. This has undeniably been the main attraction of previous year's events, and gives kitten cafes a run for their money.
There's plenty more happening over the two days of furry friended fun. Not sure which type of pooch is perfect for you? Sign up for a Perfect Match session where you'll be paired with your ultimate dog breed. Already found your tail-waggin' soulmate? Get some expert tips on training, behaviour, first-aid and nutrition in seminars by some of Australia's big name vets.
Tickets are $20 if you buy before May 31. Everything is free (including cuddles) once you have purchased your ticket, obviously excepting food and drink.