Central Coast Dog Photographer
I was in doggy person heaven on Sunday at the RSPCA Millions Paws Walk in Gosford. There were so many beautiful dogs, big and small, there to raise money and awareness for the RSPCA. I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the team from the RSPCA Tuggerah Care Centre who were delighted each time one their adopted dogs dropped by to greet them. Their passion for the dogs and their genuine interest in their new homes was just priceless. The RSPCA Tuggerah Care Centre are holding a trivia night on Saturday 1st June at Mingara. Tickets are only $20 with all proceeds going to the RSPCA. If you’re free I highly recommend going along for a great cause.
It was a festive atmosphere on Sunday morning with lots of stall holders sharing their doggy goods. Hairy hounds bakery had some adorable doggy biscuits on offer. The Animal Referral Hospital were giving the woofers bandannas with calming essential oils to help them feel relaxed in the crowd. Other stall holders included Canine Holisitc Wellness Centre, Castle Minding, Star FM, Healthy Pets 1st, Green Cross Vets, Petite Paws Doggy Daycare, as well the Rotary Club of Gosford manning the BBQ.
The dogs obviously enjoyed their walk with lots coming back wet from a swim in the waterfront. Luckily the girls from Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash were on hand to give the pooches a little luxury after their big day out.
After the walk there were games and competitions for the dogs to be in, including best dressed (I liked the sausage dog dressed with his tweed cap) and best trick (the mini poodle who could dance was very clever!).
I got a lot of puppy love on the day - heaps of licks, with a few woofers jumping up for cuddles and a couple sitting on my feet for good luck. I’ve got to say though, while I loved the big boofy woofers, I think my favourite hounds on the day were the quiet old dogs who were getting carried around or pushed in prams. I think it’s so special that our loyal old companions still get to be part of these days out and about.
Here’s a few happy snaps of the hounds ...