But what about those pets that have been abandoned, have been left out on the street with no-where to go?
Thatâ€™s where organisations like the Animal Welfare League of Australia become saviours, taking in these animals, nursing them back to health, feeding them, caring for them and re-homing them.
All this is done on money raised by the community.
So keeping with their community spirit, Aussie Pooch Mobile, in conjunction with Animal Welfare League Australia is launching the inaugural â€˜Pooch Party Birthday Monthâ€™ from 4 October â€“ 4 November this year.
National Pooch Party Month
â€œWe have been involved in raising money for charities for years,â€ says Chris Taylor, founder of Aussie Pooch Mobile. â€œWe held a pooch party earlier this year to celebrate our 21st birthday and to raise money for the AWLA. It was such a success we came up with the idea of making it a national fundraising event, along the lines of the Cancer Councilâ€™s Biggest Morning Tea, except we are having an entire Pooch Party Month.
â€œSo we have partnered with AWLA to make this an official, annual fundraiser.â€
How to be involved
All you have to do is hold your own Pooch Party during this month.
â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter if you donâ€™t know how to hold a Pooch Party as when you register online at http://www.everydayhero.com.au/PoochParty you will find further information you need,â€ says Chris.
You can donate directly to this page or if you are hosting your own Pooch Party, click on “Join This Team” link, enter the password – POOCHPARTY – and start fundraising. It’s that easy!
And if you simply log onto the Aussie Pooch Mobile Facebook page www.facebook.com/AussiePoochMobile and click on Watch A Video you can view their instructional Pooch Party video showing you everything you need to hold your own party. Or contact Aussie Pooch Mobile or AWLA for further information and ideas, as they will be only too happy to help.
â€œWe are very pleased to be part of this exciting fundraising event,â€ says AWLA President Grant Robb. â€œItâ€™s a fun opportunity for people to strengthen the bond they have with their own dogs as well as be part of a national fundraiser to raise funds for other animals that are in need. We invite you to get together with family, friends and their dogs, join in and register to help raise money for the dogs and cats of Australia who need your help.â€
During this month Aussie Pooch operators will also be holding their own Pooch Parties across the nation as will the AWLA.
So start planning now. Simply register, then get together with friends, family and their pooches, and help raise money for a good cause.
About Animal Welfare League Australia
AWLA is made up of a collaboration of state based animal charities, being AWL NSW, AWL QLD, AWL SA, The Lord Smith Animal Hospital and Dogsâ€™ Homes of Tasmania.
AWLA cares for abandoned, surrendered and neglected cats and dogs. Each year AWLA shelters re-home around 30,000 animals and provide invaluable services for animals â€œin-needâ€ through their network of animal shelters and veterinary clinics across Australia.
About Aussie Pooch Mobile
There are now almost 200 operatorsâ€™ across the world, washing and caring for thousands of dogs each month, all at the convenience of the customerâ€™s home.
Aussie Pooch Mobile is the world’s first and premier mobile dog wash service, established in Australia in 1991 by Christine Taylor.
With Aussie Pooch Mobile theirÂ pooch will enjoy a hydrobath in warm fresh water, brushing, nail clipping, ear and eye cleaning, deodorising, blow drying, yummy doggy treats plus friendly helpful advice.