BICENTENNIAL Park in Tamworth went to the dogs yesterday with the inaugural Dogs’ Day Out.
The sunny Sunday was a chance for dogs and their owners to enjoy breakfast in the park and socialise with other animal lovers and canine friends.
Tamworth Regional Council co-ordinator for regulatory services and senior ranger Ross White said the day was all about getting people to bring their dogs to the park and socialise.
“We want to promote responsible pet ownership and part of that is socialising dogs,” he said.
“What better way to do that than to have with breakfast for them and their humans?”
There were competitions with events including dressed up dogs, owner look-a-likes and biggest and smallest dogs.
Mr White said the day was also an opportunity to promote groups including the TAFE, Heaven Can Wait Shelter and the RSPCA.
Daisy and Summer were two of the furry friends joining in the fun, but they also had another reason for being there.
Both canines are looking for their “furever homes” with the help of the Heaven Can Wait Animal Shelter.
Daisy has been at the shelter since she was 10-weeks-old and arriv- ed with her brother who has since found a home.
Summer is 10- or 11-months-old and could be part border collie.
Along with these two beauties, there are 15 other dogs looking for homes at the shelter – and three cats.
Inquiries can be made to the shelter about these animals.
Mr White said he hoped the day would be the first of many and planned it as an annual event.