Dog lovers unite for Million Paws Walk

Join Andrea Dennett and Olive at Geelong Million Paws Walk. (Ivan Kemp) 407229_02

Matt Hewson

Dog owners can take part in the RSPCA’s biggest annual fundraising event at the Geelong Million Paws Walk next weekend at Eastern Park.

Kicking off at 8.30am Sunday, May 26, the event is not just a walk, it is a family-friendly celebration of all things canine.

The Geelong Million Paws Walk will include a dog-themed market with over 30 stalls, dog training and agility course demonstrations and the opportunity to meet with the local RSPCA Inspector team.

Food trucks will be on hand to cater to hungry walkers, while the kids can get their faces painted, participate in a scavenger hunt, get their photo taken at the doggy kissing booth and even meet everyone’s favourite dog celebrity Bluey.

Local dog owner Andrea Dennett has been a prolific fundraiser for the Million Paws Walk since she began participating in 2011, not missing a single event.

She and her whippet Olive will be hitting the pavement again this year to help raise funds to stop animal cruelty and find good homes for dogs.

“I just really like supporting the RSPCA, and as far as the event goes it’s a really fun day out,” she said.

“You’re surrounded by all these people who love their dogs, and heaps of dogs as well. It’s a great way of raising awareness and money for the RSPCA.

“You’re surrounded by people who are on the same wavelength, people who love their dogs and want the best for them and want to help a worthy charity out at the same time.”

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