DACHSHUNDS were abound at Kurrajong Bark Park’s special ‘sausage dogs day’ at the weekend.
This was the park’s second annual Dachshunds Day Out fundraiser, and included raffles, competitions, and lots of exciting activities - for humans and their four-legged friends alike.
The day raised almost $700 for Dachshund Rescue - an organisation committed to rescuing and privately re-homing dachshunds across Australia.
Volunteer Hannah Prime – a vet nurse at Jonora Animal Hospital in North Richmond – was responsible for organising the fundraiser, and attended the event on behalf of her rescue dachshund, Sizzle.
There was also a dachshund-shaped cake in honour of special guest and Kurmond resident, dachshund Maluka, who celebrated her third birthday on the day.
Maluka and her sister Avalon are local celebrities, known for strutting their stuff on the red carpet at the 2016 ARIA Awards, in the arms of electronic duo Peking Duk.
Though the mercury hit almost 40 degrees in Kurrajong on Sunday, around 50 pooches and their owners visited the park during the day, and some played in the water sprinklers to keep cool.
Kurrajong Bark Park is located at 16 Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong, and is open to the public (and their pooches) on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 1:30pm – weather permitting.
There is outdoor seating, and street and parking lot parking is available.
Coffees, cold drinks and snacks are available for purchase, thanks to the team from Ugly Mug Mobile Express.
Pups can sup from the various water bowls on offer, run and play in the fenced enclosure, and socialise with other tail-waggers.
To find out more about the park and keep up-to-date with special events, visit the Kurrajong Bark Park & Ugly Mug Mobile Express page on Facebook.