Dogs’ big day

Dogs’ big day

2026
Sweetest event of the year is back to raise funds to fight animal cruelty. Photograph-Hamish Hastie.

The City of Armadale Annual Dogs’ Day Out at Rushton Park in Kelmscott this Sunday will be a celebration of all things canine.

The event will be held from 10am to 2pm with the City of Armadale rangers team on hand to provide plenty of free advice for dog owners.

Anyone who thinks their four legged friend has talent and will impress the judges with a trick or sing to a tune should bring him or her along with the family and join in the fun.

Other attractions on the day include stalls featuring dog products and services, free veterinary advice, obedience demonstrations, agility and dog displays, micro-chipping service, grooming and dog washes.

For children there will be a bouncy castle, face painting and food, ice creams and drinks to purchase.

Children will enjoy dressing up their beloved pooches in their Sunday best outfits for the best dressed dog competition at 11am and don’t forget the best dog trick competition at 11.45am.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the event was a fun event and social day for the family pet with a serious message.

“Dogs make wonderful family pets but with ownership of any animal come responsibilities,” he said.

“For example by law all dogs over the age of 12 weeks must be registered with your local government and micro-chipped.

“Registrations expire on October 31 and must be renewed in November.”

Dogs at Rushton Park must be on a leash at all times. Rushton Park is located on the corner of River Road and Orlando Street in Kelmscott.