PAWfect day out with the family!

Published on 04 October 2019

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Pet lovers mark your calendar for a PAWsome day at the annual Blacktown City Pet Festival on Sunday 13 October at the Blacktown Showground.

Blacktown City Council’s team from the Blacktown Animal Holding Facility will celebrate pets of all shapes and sizes.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP is encouraging all owners and their pets to have a fun, action packed day at the Showground.

“The Pet Festival is one of the great ways Blacktown City Council celebrates pets and helps raise awareness about responsible pet ownership.” Mayor Bali said.

World famous veterinarian and television presenter Dr Katrina Warren will host the event.

“Katrina has a genuine love and passion for animals and helping pet owners enhance the special bond that they share with their pets.” Mayor Bali said.

“There will be range of free services available at the Pet Festival including microchipping for Blacktown residents. If your pet wanders, microchipping makes it so much easier for them to be reunited with you.”

The Blacktown Animal Holding Facility delivers a valuable service to the community by providing somewhere safe for lost animas to be kept while attempts are made to reunite them with their family or to re-home them.

Throughout the day there will be dog demonstrations and workshops from Steve Austin, director of K9 Training and Behaviour. There will also be the annual Pet Fashion Parade.

Mayor Bali said; “The Pet Fashion Parade is a fantastic chance for your pet to really shine. There will be a Best Dog category as well as Best Other Pet category.

Pet festival attractions include:

  • Pet selfie competition
  • Free jumping castle
  • Free animal farm
  • Australian wildlife display
  • Free vet checks
  • Free micro-chipping
  • Free face painting
  • Free plaster painting
  • Sheep shearing demonstrations
  • Have a go at milking a cow
  • Pet stalls and displays
  • Animal Holding facility animal adoption stall
  • Mobile dog wash


For more information call 9839 6000, or for more information about the Animal Holding Facility call 9839 6161 or visit

Date: Sunday, 13 October, 2019
Time: 10am to 2pm  
Location: Blacktown Showground Precinct, Richmond Road, Blacktown