As you may have guessed, The Doggie Do is all about dogs. You could say that it’s about celebrating the enduring bond that exists between Homo Sapiens and Canis Familiaris. You could also say that it is all about enjoying a fun family day out in the leafy confines of one of the City’s loveliest parks, Merrion Square. With loads of dogs.
The event is inspired in great part by many visits to the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, in New York City’s East Village and will feature its very own dress-up parade for dogs and their humans, culminating in the crowning of the inaugural ‘Dog of Dublin’. We understand that not everyone likes to play dress-up so we've programmed a full day of events for the more bashful types.
You can expect Vet Q&As, talks from top groomers and trainers and a strong focus on responsible dog ownership. There will be a ‘Doggie and Soul’ area and participatory sideshows involving agility and scent trials. You can also expect light-hearted talks, such as ‘Appetite for Destruction’, where owners can swap anecdotes about their little treasure’s accidental acts of carnage.
There will be a picnic ‘market garden’ with some of Ireland’s finest food producers. Throw in some live music, an open-air movie screening to cap it all off and it sounds like ‘A Mardi Gras for Mutt and Man’. So come on, let's make The Doggie Do happen: FundIt Today!
For tickets please visit www.thedoggiedo.com
The Doggie Do is brought to you by Le Cool Dublin, Happenings and Mr & Mrs Stevens with the assistance of Dublin City Council.
Supporting DogsTrust Ireland.