Rockingham Furry Friends Fun Day a celebration of man’s best friend

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Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to join in the City’s Furry Friends Fun Day on 14 October.
Camera IconMayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to join in the City’s Furry Friends Fun Day on 14 October. Credit: City of Rockingham

City of Rockingham is hosting a day dedicated to celebrating man’s best friend this Sunday with its Furry Friends Fun Day at Rockingham Dog Club.

Dog lovers are encouraged to attend the free event at Bungaree Oval, off Crater Place, which will feature a range of activities including free basic vet checks, a dog agility display, mobile dog wash and grooming, as well as a doggy daycare.

Information on the Rockingham Dog Club and animal rescue groups will be available as well as a sausage sizzle, show bags and pet merchandise.

Mayor Barry Sammels said residents and their four-legged friends will also have the chance to enjoy the off-leash dog exercise area at Bungaree Oval.

“The Furry Friends Fun Day is a great chance for residents to meet fellow dog owners and learn about some of the services and spaces that are available for dogs within the City,” Mr Sammels said.

“The City’s rangers and SmartWatch teams will be represented at the event and residents will be able to find out more information about setting up their own dog walking group with help from the City’s Neighbours Unite Program.”

The City has a number of off leash dog exercise areas as well as two enclosed dog parks at Bayview Reserve in Rockingham and Acrasia Reserve in Baldivis.

Ahead of the Furry Friends Fun Day event, Mr Sammels encouraged residents to take up lifetime registration of their pets.

“Cost effective options are available for both sterilised and unsterilised pets and all lifetime registrations or renewals received by October 31 will go into a draw to win one of five $100 Pet City vouchers” he said.

Residents attending the Furry Friends Fun Day are asked to be mindful of their pet’s behaviour. Drinking water and disposable dog waste bags will be available on the day. The free basic vet checks are being provided by Warnbro Sound Veterinary Clinic.

The Furry Friends Fun Day is on Sunday October 14 from 9am to 1pm. For more call 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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