A Pooch Affair 2020: POSTPONED, Dates TBA @ EPIC. Open 10am-4pm.

2019 Activities & Attractions

There was lots to see and do at A Pooch Affair 2019

Get interactive at our fifth birthday celebration with party games and competitions! Check the Event Schedule so you don't miss out!

The Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion will be host to competitions and interactive party games, and the Entertainment Area with dog demonstrations will be located in Coorong Pavilion.

Adoption Lane is back in 2019: Every pup needs a forever home, and Adoption Lane features some of the most vulnerable of our furry friends. If you're looking to start or add to your fur-family, take a stroll down Adoption Lane at A Pooch Affair 2019 to see profiles and photos of dogs in need. (Located in the corridor between Budawang and Coorong Pavilions.)

party streamersPARTY GAME!
Spoon and Ball Race
Interactive & Stage

Thanks to Competition Supporter Aussie Dog Products

Are you and your doggo a good team? Jump up on stage and have a ball (and spoon!) with our birthday party games!

Get involved on the Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion. Register on the day at TBA.
party streamersPARTY GAME!
Musical Hoofs
Interactive & Stage

Thanks to Competition Supporter Pups4Fun

How quick can your pup sit and stay on command? Jump up on stage and have fun with our birthday party games!

Get involved on the Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion. Register on the day at TBA.
party streamersPARTY GAME!
Pin the Tail on the Cat
Interactive & Stage

Thanks to Competition Supporter Prime Nove

Watch out, felines: We've got your tails! Jump up on stage and have fun with our birthday party games!

Get involved on the Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion. Register on the day at TBA.
Ball Pit5,000 coloured balls of all sizes for your pup to go to ballistic with - Feel free to join in on the party!
Doggie MallSpoil your canine companion with a shiny new toy, tasty nibbles & more from the retail booths in Budawang Pavilion. (See listing)
Doggie Diner & CaféAn empty stomach can make anyone a little fractitious - keep your pooch topped up at the Doggie Diner & Café in Budawang Pavilion!
Paws 'n Pose Photo BoothA complimentary birthday party-themed "Paws and Pose" photo booth will be available for you to take lots of happy snaps of your special doggie day out!
High Tea With Dogs: Let's Party!

Thanks to Gold Partner Barlens

High Tea With Dogs: Let's Party!Grab your party hats and streamers - it's time to celebrate 5 years of A Pooch Affair!
This unique dining experience allows you and your four-legged friend to get dressed up and indulge in gourmet treats. Package includes a selection of sweet and savoury treats, a glass of champagne, coffee and a range of teas. Your canine companion will enjoy gourmet treats, puppicinos and a special birthday treat.

Prizes for Best Dressed to be won in each session!

High Tea is a separately ticketed event - Reservations essential!
Hourly Lucky Door PrizesCollect your complimentary raffle ticket when purchasing your A Pooch Affair entry ticket.
Breed Play SessionsAbout the Breed Play sessions: In line with the Let's Party theme, this year we have tried to accommodate as many breeds, sizes, and types of dogs as possible by mixing and matching the 15 minute session play times.
Some look alike, some are the same size and shape and some completely different! It's time to celebrate and enjoy the love pooches bring to our lives.
Info Stand Head to the A Pooch Affair booth in Budawang Pavilion to ask our friendly staff a question about the event.

Complete a 2 minute survey at the event & go into the lucky draw to WIN some great prizes!
Craziest Party Hat
Wacky Canine Headwear
Open Competition

Thanks Competition Supporter Lupin Designs

It's party time, and what's a party without an AWESOME hat?! Get crazy with your canine's headwear this year in a competition to see who can party the hardest! Prizes to be won!

Catch it on the Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion! Register on the day at TBA.
Best Dressed Competition
Open Competition

Thanks to Competition Supporter Isabel's Dog Grooming

It's time to whip out your pooch's fanciest party getup for the BIGGEST canine party of the year! This is their big chance to dress up and hit the stage, with prizes to be won! Check it out on the Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion.

Register on the day at TBA.
Facebook Competitions
Open Competition

Thanks to Best Friends: The best in pet care Capital Canine Massage Therapy Canine Culture Rover Pet Products True Eco L'Barkery

Every Tuesday leading up to the A Pooch Affair event, we will be running Competition Tuesday. Make sure to check out the Facebook page for your chance to win some amazing prizes! All thanks to Best Friends, Capital Canine Massage Therapy, Canine Culture Australia, Rover Pet Products, TrueEco and L'Barkery.

Is it Tuesday yet? Enter the Facebook Competition!
Not-For-Profit & Community GroupsGet in touch with local dog clubs and organisations promoting animal welfare in Coorong Pavilion. (See listing)
Animal Rescue GroupsWe already know you love dogs. If you've ever considered volunteering at animal rescue service/shelter, or just want to know more about the adoption process, head to Coorong Pavilion and talk to passionate local animal rescuers. (See listing)
Lifeline Canberra Doggie BookshopLifeline Canberra is considered amongst the most pre-eminent charities in the ACT, regularly setting the benchmark for leadership in suicide prevention and community-wide awareness for mental health advocacy. Lifeline Canberra exists to save lives of those experiencing thoughts of suicide. Support Lifeline Canberra by buying a book (or five) and help save a life.
Come & Try Agility Course
Open Activity

Thanks to our Charity Partner   RSPCA ACT

See how nimble your dog is at the Come & Try Agility Course in Coorong Pavilion! All dogs are welcome to participate and have fun for a gold coin donation to our charity partner, RSPCA ACT.
Entertainment Area, Coorong Pavilion
A well-trained dog takes dedication and great teamwork - Come & see how the experts do it at the Entertainment Area in Coorong Pavilion! Demonstrations and presentations throughout the day: Check the schedule for session times.
Mix 106.3 RoadshowCheck it out near the ticket booth from 10am - 1pm for giveaways, music and live coverage!
Dances with Dogs
Dances with Dogs is not about dancing - it is about having fun through learning tricks with your dog and linking them together to build a short routine using a piece of music to provide theme and timing. Check out this amazing display of skill, grace and obedience on the Main Stage in Budawang Pavilion and the Entertainment Area in Coorong Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session times.

Presented by Dances with Dogs

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Thanks to our partners:

Barlens: Great parties live on forever
Events ACT
Mix 106.3 Canberra FM
Exhibition Park in Canberra
Best Friends: The best in pet care
Canberra Vet Hospital
Isabel's Dog Grooming
Pupcake Bakery

Thanks to our supporters:

Aussie Dog Products Canine Culture Capital Canine Massage Therapy Charlie and Chums Cheeky Mutts Dogs ACT Isabel's Dog Grooming Kotes by Kobe L'Barkery Lupin Designs Prime Nove Pups4Fun Rover Pet Products Rufus and Coco Sue's Creations True Eco

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