Leave your Great Danes at the door, this is an event for the little guys.
Calling all (small) pooches: Thornbury is getting its first Tiny Dog Festival this Saturday. Bring your pugs, chihuahuas, papillons, French bulldogs and other petite canines â€“ as long as they weigh less than 10 kilos, they’re considered a tiny dog.
From 12pm to 10pm, there’s a line-up of competitions and activities. At 2pm, Melbourne’s tiniest dog will be crowned, then its best-dressed at 3.30pm, and finally, fastest, when the city’s first annual tiny dog race happens at 4pm.
There’ll also be a mini dog market with fashion accessories such as bow ties, bandanas, hats and collars; dog-training sessions; and a photo booth to capture all the magic.
You can donate to Pets of the Homeless â€“ a Melbourne-based charity dedicated to supporting dogs with owners who are sleeping rough or in difficult circumstances â€“Â at their stand on the day. Or if your home is feeling a little empty, Greyhound Rescue Victoria representatives will be there to give tips on adopting a not-so-tiny dog.
Food trucks by Mr Burger, Nem Nâ€™ Nem Vietnamese, and Donald and Tuck, among others, will ensure humans are well fed. And the bar will be serving beer, and a bone-based drink for dogs.
More information here