Prepare your pets for an eventful day out by Kate Sears

It’s time to emerge from our cozy cocoons and cease being homebodies. Now is the time to be that social butterfly that you transform into every year when the days get warmer. And Frankston certainly has options galore.

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Spring has well and truly sprung in Frankston and that marks the start of the events season, so you can look forward to spending your days exploring our gorgeous parks, blossoming gardens, colourful cultures, compelling art and enticing markets.  Frankston Events invites you and your family to be a part of the fun and excitement of the spring calendar of events, and it all begins on Sunday, October 8, with the Pets’ Day Out at Ballam Park on Cranbourne Rd.

From 10am-3pm, come and celebrate your furry, feathered, finned, scaly and slithery friends, and you’d be barking mad not to get your pet ready to enter the Best Dressed Pet Parade and Owner-Pet Lookalike Contest, hosted by Nine News’ Peter Hitchener.  Join like-minded animal-lovers as you find out about responsible pet ownership, enjoy demonstrations, learn new information and visit displays. And you can also take the opportunity to check your pet’s registration and de-sexing details or even give them a free microchip check.

But the Pets’ Day Out is not just for our furry or feathered friends - there’s also plenty of fun for their devoted owners, including face painting, entertainment, pony rides, an animal farm, workshops for the kids and much more.   You’ll get to meet the charities that can help you adopt a pet and discover what type of animal would be best suited to your family. You’ll be dazzled with the lowdown on the newest trends in pet training and grooming that will have your treasured friend looking and behaving their best in no time.

This popular, fun-filled annual community event is sure to delight animal enthusiasts of all ages with its jam-packed program of pet-related entertainment, activities and giveaways - and it’s all free! Yes, this is certainly not your average day in the park.

Frankston comes to life in spring and events are the ideal way to get involved and get outdoors. Make sure to stop over at to find more exciting outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy as well as to view the full events calendar and learn more about your own backyard.




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