A chance to show off your dog’s good looks, personality and/or skills in a fun, relaxed setting, while meeting other dog owners, comes with the annual Hot Diggety Dog Show.
This year’s event for pooches and their families – the third organised by Orewa Lions – will be held in Western Reserve, Orewa (behind the bowling club), on Hibiscus Coast Highway, on Sunday March 17.
More competitions, stalls and an improved layout are a feature, including a dog confidence course run by the Hibiscus Coast Dog Training Club and an Irish dress-up category as a tribute to the Saint Patrick’s Day date.
Popular ‘show’ categories such as Looks Like Owner and Best Puppy are back.
The Lions hope that the popular police dog display will also return this year, as long as “there are no bad guys the dogs need to catch that day”.
Funds raised will go to the Saving Hope Foundation, a charity committed to giving every dog a fair life, regardless of breed.
Registrations open at 9am and the cost is $10, with extra class entries costing $5. Info: Contact event organiser Debs Lagdon on 426 6407.