20th September 2023.
The annual Dilly Doggy Day Out.
At Picton Sportsground there was a delightful gathering for the community and their four-legged friends. Originating in 2018 and returning face-to-face last year, the event saw between 1,500 and 2,000 people enjoying activities like dog yoga led by Raewyn Fernandez, entertainment by Dr. Katrina and the Wonderdogs, and educational sessions on leash-pulling and greyhounds. Dr. Katrina announced prizes for categories like best trick and best lookalike. The day also featured market stalls, free microchipping, face painting, prizes, giveaways, and interactions with dogs up for adoption. All proceeds from ticket sales were graciously donated to the Wollondilly Shire Council Animal Shelter and Goodwill Rescue. Sponsors Bridget's Pet Services and Kylie's K9 Country Retreat were instrumental in making this event possible. I commend everyone involved in organising this enjoyable day for the people and pets of Wollondilly. The continued success of the Dilly Doggy Day Out underscores the importance of community, companionship, and animal welfare in our region.