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Party in the Park & Pet Expo – March 19

Bring your furry, scaly and feathered pets to the 2017 Glen Eira Pet Expo, which is held in conjunction with the popular Council’s Party in the Park series.

There will be a full program with free activities for the whole family where you can:
  • learn about responsible pet ownership from the Council’s Animal Management team and several animal adoption societies
  • chat to industry experts about animal care and innovative products
  • watch exciting animal handler demonstrations
  • purchase a few treats for your pets
  • participate in craft activities
  • have fun at the pop-up farm yard and
  • participate with your pet in the annual Pet Parade competition

Pet Parade

Pre-register for until Saturday 18th March (5pm) or at the Pet Expo information tent on the day (prior to 2pm).

The categories you can compete in are: Best Dressed; Best Trick; Best Owner/Pet Look-alike and Best Loved Rescue Pet.

All entrants will receive a show bag from PETstock Ormond with a Tag Your Pet prize. To pre-register, fill in your details in the Pet Parade online form

  • PETstock pooch pamper sessions and pop-up store.
  • Canine dental checks and advice.
  • Watch and learn high flying tricks from the disc dogs.
  • Watch the Frankston Flyball team kick up the dirt with speed and precision.
  • Melbourne Canine Freestyle with fun children versus canine agility competition.
  • Puppy/dog training, tricks and behaviour workshops.
  • Greencross Vets Caulfield South free pet health checks and discounted microchip sessions.
  • Engraving for your pet tags (bring your pets tag along or purchase on the day).
  • Farm Yard animal education and story time.
  • Damper making with the Glen Eira Scouts.
  • PETstock Ormond Stage entertainment.
  • Animal Demonstration Arena entertainment.
  • Photo booth for your pet.
  • Craft activities.
  • Watch Eskimo the trick pony on parade and his working Cattle Dog friend muster their woolly mates.
  • Touch a live snake, pat a feathery friend and learn about back yard snake and bird education.
  • Roving entertainment.

Pet Registration

Are you a resident of Glen Eira with a new pet? Register your cat or dog for free at this event.

Pooch Food Truck

Spoil your pooch with the gourmet pet food on offer from the Canine Wellness Kitchen.

Some of the tasty canine treats on offer - Photo: Simon Schluter
Take advantage of the array of pet related products, services and educational programs on offer. See the latest in pet toys and entertaining products, pet grooming and styling accessories, pet clothing, and indoor/outdoor homewares. 

Participate in a one-on-one puppy/dog training and obedience session or chat to Purple Poppy, Victorian Dog Rescue, Ferret Rescue, Dachshund Awareness, Edgar’s Mission and Greyhound Safety Net to learn what you can do to support pooches, kittens and ferrets in need.

The PETstock Ormond pet stage will be hosted by Network Ten weather personality Mike Larkan.

When: Sunday 19 March 2017, from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Where: Allnutt Park,Wheatley Road, McKinnon

For more information, please visit

Further park information

· Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
· Pets are welcome but owners are responsible for their animals at all times.
· All dogs must remain on a leash at all times even in off-leash areas of Allnutt Park and all other animals must be securely contained.
· Dogs and owners must remain on designated paths and must not enter any garden bed at any time.
· Dogs must be picked up after and all waste disposed of responsibly.
· No ATM facilities with in Allnutt Park.
· Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

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