Sydney will be filled with puppy love on the 24 & 25 of August, 2024, as dog lovers from across Sydney, NSW and around Australia descend on possibly the greatest dog-dedicated festival in the world!

What can you expect to experience across the fur-filled weekend?

  • Experience talented dogs  jumping, diving, weaving, frisbee-ing, flyballing & flying (or just in need of a loving, forever home!) including herding, hunting, hounds, terriers, mastiffs, spitz, toys and gun dogs!
  • Feel the joy of patting a range of beautiful dogs in the Adoption Zone, ADVANCE™ Breed Showcase, Lyka Pat-A-Pooch and InstaPooch stars on the OPTIMUM™ DOGWALK, getting splashed by dozens of thrill-seeking Kurgo® DockDogs in spectacular pool-diving shows.
  • Spoil your pooch with stacks of new products, samples, Festival specials and dog-friendly clothing, beds, doors, food, groomers, insurers, kennels, leads, collars, pet-tech, photographers, retailers, toys, trainers, treats, vets and more.
  • Meet the Hoomans educating, entertaining and inspiring us to be better fur-parents, the 2024 line up will include some of Australia’s leading animal experts.
  • Make some fur-ever memories fetch free puppyface painting, and capture the memory at our ‘I Love Dogs’ sign, then enter the VitaPet Door Prize, before chow-chowing down with some of Sydney’s best food trucks!

Click Here Fetch Your Tickets Now As They Will Sell-Out! 

Final speaker line-up, talk topics and final attractions to be announced closer to the Festival, including the Breeders, Exhibitors and Sponsors taking part.  To be notified once the full program is announced and to be the first to access special ticket offers coming soon click here to subscribe to our VIP eNewsletter.

In a truly paw-some move, ticket holders can purchase a strictly limited number of HALF PRICE tickets to the Cat Lovers Festival, with both events running at Sydney Showground across the same weekend.

Want to know how to get to the Festival? It’s this easy. Have another question? See our FAQs. Like us on Facebook. Follow on Instagram. Sign up for e-newsletter updates. Please don’t BYO dogs. Why? Read this. See you at one of the Greatest Festivals in the World for Dog Lovers – that’s you!

Saturday 24 August: 9:30am – 5pm
Sunday 25 August: 9:30am – 5pm

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park,
(The Festival occupies the Dome, Hall 2A and 2B with the Cat Lovers Festival located in Hall 5)


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!)