By Brendan Rees
The much-loved Casey Pet Expo had tongues wagging at Wilson Botanic Park with thousands pouring through the gates on Saturday 18 May.
Under blue skies, the popular day out saw residents and their furry four-legged friend exploring the beautiful surrounds of the Berwick park, participating in workshops, watching live demonstrations and chatting with stallholders from the pet industry.
With over 37,000 dogs and cats registered, the City of Casey has one of the highest rates of pet registrations in Melbourne.
The expo also featured guest presenters, pet related stalls, novelties, a caricaturist, and market stalls.
Casey Mayor Amanda Stapledon said it was one the best event’s council has held.
“It’s just about getting all the dogs together and people meeting each other but also people who didn’t have a dog stopping to pat the dogs and chat to people,” she said.
“Most people dressed their dogs up … it was fabulous.”
Caesar, a Husky and his owner Gary took home a $450 voucher for a photo shoot with Five Castle Portraits after winning a competition.