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Paws and Pizzazz

Treat Your Pooch To The Paw-Fect Day Out!

Paws and Pizzazz

Our pets are part of our family, so pooches and their parents are invited to spend the day at The Marine Village as the precinct hosts its annual Paws and Pizzazz celebration on Sunday, September 9 from 9am to 2pm. The pet-friendly event is dedicated to four-legged fun with a host of entertaining and educational activities lined up to ensure families and their furry friends have a great day out.

If your pet isn’t shy of a happy snap, make sure you get cosy in the Pet Photo Booth and check your pooch is looking picture perfect for the pet competitions. There are some great prizes up for grabs on the day, with a range of different categories including ‘The Best Dressed’ to ‘The Waggiest Tail’. Capture the day with a paw-some caricature artist on hand to illustrate your pet’s unique qualities in a work of art that will be treasured long after the event.

For those interested in wild and wacky animals visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Mini Monsters Show. With some of Australia’s hairiest and quirkiest animals on show, event-goers are sure to learn something new and be entertained.


For pet owners, a bevy of educational seminars and demonstrations will be on offer, all aimed at ensuring owners are educated on the best ways to keep pets happy and healthy. You’ll be spoilt for choice with an array of interesting stalls on show, exhibiting the latest and greatest in pet products from food and accessories to vets, accommodation and groomers. If all that has your pooch pulling at the chain, make a bee-line to the off-leash area where pets will have the chance to get better acquainted and burn off some energy before retiring to The Bone Bar for Yappy Hour or one of The Marine Village’s pet-friendly cafes for a much-needed puppy-chino!

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Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.