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Coming Attractions this weekend

There are actually a lot of dog related events on this weekend that we’re really looking forward to. These are the three that I know about. Let me know if there are any others I’ve missed.

Cesar Millan

Saturday, November 26, 2011, 7pm
Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Cesar Millan is live at the Adelaide Entertainment Center this Saturday night as part of his Australian and New Zealand tour. There are still some tickets available through Ticketek.

I do have to point out though, that you can not take your dog to the show (it’s a rip, I know). There are lots of warnings about this on the Ticketek site, as well as on Cesar’s own website, so it seems like a lot of people have tried this before.

But even without our dogs, I know that ourselves, the folk from Dogcity Daycare and Griselda from Doggy Bliss will be going along.

AWL By your side Family Fun Day 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 9am – 1pm
Wigley Reserve, Glenelg

The Animal Welfare League’s annual event, with stalls, a beach walk, demos, and training tips.

There will also be a Guinness World Record Attempt. AWL are trying to arrange the ‘largest reunion of AWL adopted pets’. Considering that the AWL has rescued and re-homed thousands of animals over the years I’m eager to see how many show up on Sunday.

GAPSA Open Day and Family Picnic

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 11am – 4pm
Greyhound Racing SA, Angle Rd, Angle Park

Also on Sunday is the Greyhound Adoption Program’s open day at Angle Park. This is a family orientated event, with bouncy castles, face painting, balloon artists, etc. There are also doggy-centric attractions, such as dog washing, dog portraits and also doggy massages being performed by Griselda from Doggy Bliss.

Picnic in the park

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10am
Pinky Flat, Adelaide

And yet another one on Sunday, the annual Feast Festival Picnic in the Park. While this isn’t strictly dog-centric, it is dog friendly and they do hold a Feast Dog Show every year. Plenty of stalls and entertainment, so if you’re looking for something different to the usual dog events, this might do it for you.

Sneaky plug for our own event

The poster for the Christmas Husky Meet

I know this isn’t until next weekend, but of course I can’t have a post about upcoming events without mentioning the Christmas Husky Meet.

The Christmas Husky Meet at Jenkins Reserve, Salisbury. Come check it out on the 4th of December.

Click here to see some of the fun from previous Husky meets.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Christmas Charity

It’s coming up to Christmas, obviously. I know Logan and Tayla will be having a good Christmas, they always do, but some dogs maybe won’t.

I’m not going to harp on about this too much, but have a look at some of the charities and shelters listed below. If you want to help out or make a donation in some way go for it.

These are the ones that came up during my search, or that I have heard of around the place. Does anyone know of any other deserving charities or shelters?


The Australian branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals. The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

The RSPCA is always looking for donations, volunteers, or just people to help spread the word. Click here to find out how you can help.

Moorook Animal Shelter

The Moorook Animal Shelter is a non-profit/non-kill organization that has been established since 1999 and during this time the shelter have managed to home hundreds of dogs and puppies.

The logo for Moorook Animal Shelter

The folk at the shelter have written a list of how you can help out. Click here to find out how you can help.

Contact Moorook Animal Shelter here.

SA Dog Rescue

SA Dog Rescue is a registered not-for-profit organisation, supported by volunteers in South Australia, dedicated to saving dogs from euthanasia and finding them a new home.

Contact SA Dog Rescue here.


Winterpaws is a service dedicated to helping the rescue of Samoyed, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, and other northern spitz breeds in Australia.

An image of some of the Northern Spitz breeds that Winterpaws helps

Winterpaws doesn’t accept or rescue dogs personally, but rather advertise dogs looking for new homes, that have been abandoned, rescued or impounded.

Contact Winterpaws here.

A photo of the shop corner of Adelaide Dog.Adelaide Dog: Dog Rescue Corner

Adelaide Dog helps to support dog rescuers and foster carers helping to re-home abused, neglected or abandoned dogs. They have a shop and accept donations of collars, leashes, blankets, toys, etc.

Any donations are available for purchase in the shop, or are donated to help foster carers and re-homed dogs.

Contact Adelaide Dog here.

Merry Christmas Ya’ll

We had a grand evening at The Woofery’s Christmas night last weekend. Lots of other dogs were there, free taste testing of the treats for the pups, and Santa even showed up to hand out some toys and treats.

Given that Tayla goes absolutely crazy for food, and that the treats would be flowing freely for the evening, we decided to just take Logan with us. Tayla would be…less than graceful.

Of course we couldn’t resist leaving before spending a lot of money on Christmas treats. We got some Santa and Snowman biscuits, some stars for Tayla and an Awesome Christmas tree made of up biscuits.

I’ve got a few weeks off over Christmas that I shall be spending at home with the Huskies. Drew shall be working so I think I’ll be Husky wrangling alone for a while 😛

Tayla and Logan also have a Secret Santa present coming from America from an unknown It’s a Husky Thing Member. It’s the first time I’ve been involved in a Secret Santa for dogs 😛

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Anyone got any big plans for Christmas?

Christmas Breakup

Today we went to the Christmas Break-up for the Gawler Dog Obedience Club. And, wait for it… Logan got a trophy!!! Logan got the 2nd place Senior Encouragement Award, which I guess means he’s doing well.

In addition to that it was a good day all around. Logan hadn’t been to that school for a while, so he was pretty excited about seeing his friends again. We played musical mats, which is a dog version of musical chairs. Logan and I didn’t win, but Logan did pretty well.

Tayla was quite well behaved with so much food, and other dogs, around. I think taking her to daycare yesterday may have worn her out quite a bit.

Apart from the trophy the highlight of the day was most definitely Santa’s visit. His sled was pulled onto the oval by 4 Siberian Huskies from SA Sled Dogs. They were some very beautiful dogs.

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