Pooch party

3 December 2019|Pet talk| Off Comments off on Pooch party|

IT will be a festive occasion of the furry variety when The Friends and Dogs of Chapel Street Reserve hosts its Christmas Party on Sunday 8 December.

Held at the Chapel Street Reserve Dog Park from 1pm to 3pm, the Christmas Party is the brainchild of community member Helen Franklin.

Ms Franklin visits the park every day with her spaniels Bree and Jess and, together with Glenorchy City Council Alderman Bec Thomas, administers the Friends and Dogs of Chapel Street Reserve Facebook group.

Ald Thomas, who is sponsoring the event alongside Chapel Street-based store Canine Candy, said the idea of the Christmas Party was to get together and celebrate the wonderful sense of community that had been created at the Chapel Street Reserve since it was developed and officially launched as a fully-fenced dog park in April this year.

“There have been many dog and human friendships made with community members not only enjoying the social benefits, but also reporting feeling fitter and healthier for walking laps of the 650-metre loop,” she said.

The event will include prizes for best dressed dogs and best trick, a doggie musical chairs competition and party bags with Christmas treats for dogs and humans.

The best dressed dog on the day will be judged at 1.30pm and there will also be a Facebook Group photo competition launched, giving those who can’t make it in time, or at all, a chance to win a Christmas treat.

For more information, join the Friends and Dogs of Chapel Street Reserve Facebook group or contact Alderman Bec Thomas on 0407 461 273 or email bec.thomas@gcc.tas.gov.au.

Caption: From left, Alderman Bec Thomas, Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston and Deputy Mayor Matt Stevenson at the Chapel Street Reserve Dog Park.

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