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The family dog to star in Woofs’ Day Out

10 September 2004

The family dog to star in Woofs’ Day Out

Family dogs will be the stars of a big day out - the day after the National Dog Show is held at the Trusts Stadium.

Woofs’ Day Out on September 26 – an event organised by the Ranui-Swanson Lions Club and Waitakere City Council – is not to be confused with Scruffs Dog Show which is held every March.

Organiser Anna Mac Pherson says Ranui-Swanson Lions Club has organised the Scruffs show for the past 18 years and was asked by the Council to stage a similar event after the pedigreed dogs have left the stadium.

“We are extending an invitation to any family’s dog to come and take part in the fun. There will be dogs of all shapes and sizes, with prizes of Purina One dog food for contest winners – there’ll be lots of categories including one for ‘mad hatters’ – dogs in silly hats,” says Mrs MacPherson.

A total of 500 dogs will compete for the biggest, smallest, scruffiest, waggiest, most friendly titles at Woofs Day Out, which will be a community fundraiser run by Ranui-Swanson Lions Club.

The gates open at 11am. There will be lolly scrambles and food available.


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