Australia’s beautiful harbour city was filled with puppy love on 24 and 25 August 2024 at Sydney Showground!, as dog lovers from everywhere headed to one of the greatest dog-dedicated festivals in the world! Details about the 2024 Dog Lovers Festival, on Saturday 24 August & Sunday 25 August, will be posted here, closer to the event. Here’s what we presented in 2023…

* More than 800 amazing DOGS of 100+ breeds to meet over two days at Lyka Pat-A-Pooch, the PEDIGREE® Adoption ZoneInstaPooch on the ADVANCE™ Stage, the Ask-A-Breeder Stage & the DOGS NSW Breed Showcase. BTW, please don’t BYO dogs!

* Unmissable SHOWS in the VitaPet Arena including Dr Katrina and Kelly Gill and The Wonderdogs; Farmer Dave Graham’s Extreme High Jumping Dogs; Lucy Karbowiak, Emily Lyons & The High Flying Team; the high-flying Antinol DockDogs in a massive, 100,000-litre indoor pool; plus Australia’s most-agile dogs. See all the festival attractions here.

* Expert TIPS – for getting to know your hound, and making them healthier and happier – on the ADVANCE™ Stage from expert trainers Kelly Gill and Luke Hura, Guide Dogs, and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on the Science of Dogs; top breeders on the Ask-A-Breeder Stage and in the DOGS NSW Breed Showcase; and leading emergency vets & nurses from SASH.

* SHOPPING & FOOD TRUCKS galore, with 100s of stands offering 1,000s of products & services, including exclusive Festival specials and new products to spoil your pooch; lots of options for Chow Chow-ing down all day long; and a fabulous door prize!

* KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT from Bluey and Bingo in the Bluey Live Interactive Experience, with special Meet & Greets, too. Plus, Free Doggy Face Painting and a Glitter Neon Selfie Wall to make memories, take priceless mementoes, and share via our socials: Facebook and Instagram.

…And, CATS! CATS? Yes, CATS! For the first time ever, the Cat Lovers Festival will be running simultaneously, right next door!

If you have a dog, want a dog or simply love dogs, secure your tickets now, before they sell out!

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An important message from our Co-Founders

Jason and Sally Humphris

Hi Dog Lovers!

Thank you for supporting our Festival! We’ll have 100s of dogs there this year. We’re working hard to ensure it is run under controlled conditions, for the safety of dogs and people, but we could never deliver this level of care if every visitor brought their own dog. So, we ask please don’t bring your own dog. Here’s our strict policy. Have a super fun day out at the Festival and make sure you bring home lots of treats and gifts for your dogs!

Paws Sincerely,

Jason & Sally Humphris & Sunday & Betty (our inspo!)