The inaugural Doggy Fantastic camping and music weekend at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in SE Qld went of with a big Woof!
150 campers with their 60 canine friends spent the weekend participating in doggy events, relaxing by the creek, wine tasting under the big fig tree and dancing the night away.
The most impressive part of the entire weekend was approximately $4000 was raised to help Special Children through Variety Qld.
A candle lit Doggy Dinner sponsored by Royal Canin Pet Nutrition was a huge hit with the dogs. Each had a placemat, complete with a napkin and a waiter served food specifically to suit the dogs needs in its very own bowl. It was a sight to be seen.
A big Thank you to the following:
The fabulous Craig A Murray – Specialist dog trainer, for demonstrating just why dogs are truly man best friend with his assistance dog demo.
The Bobkats for kindly donated their time for the music Saturday night as well as demonstrating their search and rescue dog on the Sunday.
Coral Pethers showing us how your perfect dance partner can be your pooch, with her fantastic demonstration to the Pink Panther theme. This was truly amazing to watch and was a credit to her. As Coral said her 10 year Old German Shepherd dancing partner is proof you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Damien the Clown and his dog Mr Giggles for helping out with competitions over the weekend.
Jill McCarthy a Specialist Dog Trainer for coordinating the Iron Dog Competition.
Moreton Bay Council, Gem Photos Glamour Photography, Party Pets, Royal Canin and of course Aussie Pooch Mobile for their excellent education at the various expo sites.
There were many more people and companies that helped out over the weekend and we Thank them all.
We all cant wait until next years event and hope to double the numbers so even more fun can be had and more money can be raised for Variety Qld to provide assistance dog to a special child. 2009 is scheduled for October exact dates TBA.