Australia Day was the perfect opportunity for all creatures great and small to shine at the annual pet show.
Australia Day was the perfect opportunity for all creatures great and small to shine at the annual pet show.

Animals on parade in Aust Day show

SIT, stay, roll over, smile ... the photographer's here.

Market Square set the perfect scene for the annual Australia Day Pet Show this week, and gave our four-legged (in some cases legless) friends a terrific opportunity to shine in public.

The event was organised by a dedicated group of volunteers and members of local organisation Clarence Dog Sports, who declared the day a success despite excessively warm weather preventing a larger crowd from attending.

“The day was all about strengthening the bond between owners and their pets by giving them something fun to do together,” said Michele Hurcum, one of the event organisers.

“We had people bring their cats and dogs along and we even had a ferret, a yabbie and worms entered in the show.

“Dog owners entered their canines in various obedience and agility classes and all the winners were given a certificate to mark their achievements.”

Staff from Grafton Veterinary Clinic also attended the pet show and offered free advice to owners while keeping a watchful eye on all competitors.

“We had about 30 dogs competing here today and it's great to see people having fun with their pets,” said Mandy Sansom of Clarence Dog Sports.

For more information, please visit www.clarencedogsports.com



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