Woolmers Estate goes to the dogs with Woofers, Wags and Walkies

DOG'S DAY OUT: Lauren Shipp of Launceston with dog Gidget at the Woofers, Wags and Walkies event at Woolmers Estate on Saturday. Picture: Paul Scambler

DOG'S DAY OUT: Lauren Shipp of Launceston with dog Gidget at the Woofers, Wags and Walkies event at Woolmers Estate on Saturday. Picture: Paul Scambler

Dogs and their humans were treated to a fun day out on Saturday at Woolmers Estate, Longford.

Woofs, Wags and Walkies had activities for pups and people, with sausage dog races, a best dressed dog competition “for furry fashionistas”, and paw painting activities for artistic canines.

Organiser Carney Cox said the event had been “very successful” and enjoyed by those with two-legs and four.

“We certainly had a lot of people, considering the weather,” she said.

“One of the major things was the sausage dog race.”

Ms Cox said it was the first time the race had been run, and it was “very cute”.

Stalls were set up at the event by Big Ears Animal Sanctuary, Tasmania Police, and Guide Dogs Tasmania.

Attractions for children included pony rides, jumping castles, and kite flying.

Ms Cox said there was “some great food” at the event, ranging from coffee, ice cream, and barbecue.

Stalls for furry friends featured items such as peddling dog collars, mats, and grooming supplies, with the event set to return next year.