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It's A Dogs Life

Every dog must have its day and there is one very special day in Noosa that brings together all the canine cuties from the region. I get paw deep in pet expo set to get tongues wagging.

Imagine all the dogs of all different shapes and sizes, colours and costumes, playing and prancing and participating in pretty much all the things humans like to do. It’s a dog (and dog lovers) dream come true and it’s a reality in Noosa. The annual A Dogs Life Pet Expo is puppy love on steroids. It’s a day we grab the human and fur kids and set about cementing our increasingly growing bond behind man and dog. Almost 50% of Australian households have one or more dogs and the pet industry keeps growing to accommodate our canine commitment. Let’s face it, some of our doggy companions even eat and dress better than us now. The dog food, fashion and accessory market is at an all time high. We are glued to social media to watch dogs doing funny stuff. We love dogs and Noosa continues to provide ways to include our pets in our lives from dog friendly eateries and shopping experiences to the ultimate dogs day out – A Dogs Life Pet Expo.

This event brings together the best of all the suppliers of dog products and services in our area in one action packed day of doggy goodness.

You will find all the information you need to ensure your best fur mate is living its healthiest and happiest life. Dogs get so spoiled at the expo with treats like pet popsicles and doggy donuts, new leads and collars, there is a pooch playground and this year there will be a doggy Picasso – yep, your dog can paint.

Demonstrations will take place during the day to j=highlight the incredible abilities of working and assistance dogs, there is grooming advice, obedience training, educational speakesr and panel discussions. In the showcase arena I will be conducting a doggy Fashions On The Field show with my Swiss Shepherd son and sidekick Harry Wacker. This year we will judge best dressed and best canine mini-me (best matching pooch and person).

The competition is always fierce to find the Best Trick Dog and in a first we will debut Hots Dogs Sausage Dog parade. The expo will be officially opened by Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart with live music by MC and dog obsessed Andrea Kirwin - who also identifies as a Golden Retriever!

A Dogs Life Pet Expo is not only the most fun you will ever have with your fur kids but a celebration of the special bond between humans and their furry companions while raising much-needed funds for PTSD Dogs Australia.Sunshine Coast charity PTSD Dogs Australia rescue, rehabilitate, and train psychiatric PTSD assistance dogs for veterans and first responders who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a result of their service to our community. All entry donations will go directly to this valuable community service and last year we raised over $10,000 for PTSD Dogs Australia.

Register your attendance and donate to PTSD Dogs Australia through A Dog’s Life: Pet

A Dog’s Life Pet Expo is presented by NexGard SPECTRA and proudly sponsored by Tourism Noosa; In Noosa Magazine; Active Paws Rehabilitation & Fitness; Pet Resorts Australia Eumundi-Noosa; Wunderdogs Doggie Daycare; Petstock Noosa; and Noosa Stand Up Paddle brought to you by the team at Cartel Music and Events.

See you there you pawsome people and your pimped up pets!


What: A Dog’s Life: Pet Expo - 2nd annual event

Family fun for dogs and their humans in support of PTSD Dogs Australia - The biggest PetFiesta on the Sunshine Coast!

When: 9am-3pm Sunday 30 July, 2023

Where: Tewantin-Noosa Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

Entry: $5 per person / $15 per family in support of PTSD Dogs


● The Great Noosa River Walk - bring your fur baby and join us for a morning walk

along the beautiful Noosa River to reach the event by opening at 9am

● Pamper your pooch with a PAWdicure

● Pups on SUPs

● Skimboarding display from champion pup Mini Bull Rufus

● Mega ball pit in the Play Zone

● Puppy Love stand where you can ‘Smooch a Pooch’ thanks to NexGard SPECTRA

● ‘Hot Dogs’ Sausage Dog Parade

Published in IN Noosa Magazine | Autumn 2023

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