Christmas themed dog event at Lambton Park will feature free microchipping and Santa photos

DOG DAY: Tori McBlane with dog Huxley and deputy lord mayor Declan Clausen with dog Toby look forward to Saturday's Pups in the Park. Picture: Simone De Peak

DOG DAY: Tori McBlane with dog Huxley and deputy lord mayor Declan Clausen with dog Toby look forward to Saturday’s Pups in the Park. Picture: Simone De Peak

The City of Newcastle’s third annual Pups in the Park event will run from 8am to 3pm at Lambton Park on Saturday December 8 and will feature Newcastle City rangers microchipping local dogs free of charge, as well as information on how to be a responsible pet owner, dog-friendly Santa photos, prizes for the best-dressed pooch and food and market stalls.

“The Santa photos are extremely popular,” deputy lord mayor Declan Clausen said. Cr Clausen will be attending Saturday’s festivities accompanied by Toby the cavoodle – who may be in costume pending good behaviour.

SANTA SUIT: Myles and James Deveson with dog Archie at the 2017 Pups in the Park event. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

SANTA SUIT: Myles and James Deveson with dog Archie at the 2017 Pups in the Park event. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Huxley the miniature dachshund is the face of the event, and of responsible pet ownership, after winning this year’s Dogs of Newcastle photo competition and he and his “sister” Luna will be there on Saturday. The pint-sized pups are a “part of the [McBlane] family”, and they “can’t wait” to get involved, owner Brad McBlane said.

Families and non-dog owners alike are encouraged to come along for a day at the park and experience the food and market stalls, as well as Santa photos, and of course, a dose of canine cuteness.

Source: https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5792677/do-it-for-your-dog-free-microchipping-at-pups-in-the-park/

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