Pets in the City promises a purr-fect day out this Sunday

Fun will be UNLEASHED on Smithfield Square this Sunday, 19th May

 The sixth annual Pets in the City, brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and the DSPCA Dog Training Academy, returns to Smithfield Square this Sunday, 19th May.  Taking place from 11.30am to 4.30pm, this is the perfect event for the whole family – including the furry members!


This free event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers living in the city with a wide range of activities, stalls and entertainment. Hosted by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) Dog Training Academy Team, visitors are invited to bring their four-legged friends to take part in Dog Agility Workshops and the Scruffs Dog Show. A DSPCA adoption parade will also take place, highlighting the wonderful animals available for rescue.


For the first time, Village Vets, Dublin’s largest Veterinary practice and DSPCA partner will be on hand to answer pet-related questions and offer pet-care advice.


Don’t forget – Pets in the City is more than just cats and dogs! Wooly Ward Farm will be on Smithfield Square with an animal farm for visitors to interact with and learn about so many different animals. A range of stalls will also offer pet lovers great deals on a variety of pet accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items.


Speaking at the launch of this year’s Pets in the City, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, said, “This event is the perfect opportunity for the entire family, and of course our pets included, to enjoy a day out in the centre of Dublin City. Apart from learning to better care for your own family pet, visitors can meet with animals that aren’t often found in the heart of Dublin city.”


Brian Gillen, CEO of the DSPCA, said of the event, “We’re excited to see Pets in the City return for its sixth year. Getting better each year, this event is a brilliant day out for all ages and it offer a unique opportunity to interact and learn about animals. For pet owners, it’s a great chance to get advice on how to look after their pets.”


Pets in the City is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is supported by the DSPCA and the DSPCA Dog Training Academy.


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