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Paws on the Promenade

Paws on the Promenade

Absolute Pets;Champion Petfoods South Africa and the uMhlanga UIP invite you to Paws On The Promenade, a fun dog walk along the Umhlanga Promenade. The event is aimed at promoting the well-being of pets,celebrating quality time outdoors with our beloved dogs,supports pets in need and raising awareness around responsible dog walking.

Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017

Venue: uMhlanga Promenade, The Pearls Pier

Distance: 2.5km  loop (north to the end  of the promenade and back to the pier) Time: 08h00- 12h00  (First walk at 08h30 I Second  walk at 09h00)

While  entry  is free, Paws on the  Promenade encourages the community to support ‘Feeding the

Furballs’, an organisation dedicated to providing food and supplies to rescue animals  and organisations; and so entrants are invited to make a voluntary donation to the Furballs team on the day of the event. “We are passionate about ALL pets being able to live a happy and healthy life. And  so with  this event  we saw an opportunity to team  up with  the community and support a cause that  looks  after pets  who don’t have a forever home; and need  our help. We are also looking forward to just having some fun and hanging out  with  all types  of breeds and sizes” says Zane Donaldson of Absolute Pets.

Champion Petfoods South Africa, with  their  award-winning pet  food brands ORIJEN and ACANA, have also come  on board to help  make  this event  possible for the dogs and dog owners of the Umhlanga community.

We can all appreciate that the Umhlanga promenade provides a beautiful space along  the coastline for dogs and their  owners  to enjoy together, which  is something the uMhlanga UIP is very passionate about. With  full-time cleaning and the installation of fully stocked dog-poop bag  dispensers placed all along the promenade, they have made every effort to maximise and maintain this space so its residents can benefit from  this much-loved lifestyle. This has however, come  under threat  by a lack of consideration and respect for the  area, as dog-poop bags are not  always used, making it unpleasant for others.

The Absolute Pets Paws on the Promenade dog  walk is a platform for the  community to get together with  their beloved pets, have some fun and reflect  on the  etiquette required to maintain this space and continue having access to such a prime dog-walking spot.

“When Absolute Pets moved into the  Pearls Mall  and spoke  to the UIP about getting involved in the community, we saw it as a way to reach  out to dog owners  and highlight the need  for them to pick up after  their  pets so that we can all continue to enjoy  the promenade” said Cara Reilly of uMhlanga Rocks Place-Making Committee.

 

TO ENTER you and your dog:

  1. Download the entry form: [http://bit.ly/2eURkZUJ and a) email  it to dogwalk@absolutepets.com OR b)    hand  it in at any Absolute Pets store OR
  2. Ask for an entry  form  at Absolute Pets, The Pearls Mall.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON  THE DAY:

In addition to a fun walk and soaking up the sun and sea air with your  best  friend, we have a few prizes to give  away, a gift  bag for every entrant and the following exhibitors:

  1. Absolute Pets- leaders in pet  care offering expert advice  and the latest  products to help  you provide the best  for your  pet.
  2. Champion Petfoods South Africa_- ORIJEN  and ACANA are award-winning, biologically-appropriate dog and  cat foods. Trusted by pet  lovers  everywhere.
  1. Feeding the Furballs- will tell  you all you need  to know  about adopting a pet  and I or what help they need  to support their  furballs.
  2. uMmhlanga Dog & Cat Grooming Parlour  will have an array of grooming products available to look at or purchase and you can also book an appointment to ensure  your  dog  is looking good for summer.
  3. Doggy Minds- dog trainer and behaviourist Pam, will  answer any questions you  have about your dog’s behaviour or you can find  out more  about her successful dog  training school.
  4. Creature Care- will  be microchipping pets  for R150. A percentage of this fee will  be donated to Feeding the Furballs.
  1. The uMhlanga UIP will be on site with  their  golf  cart and operational staff and will  also be available to help  you download the FREE uMhlanga Rocks area APP.  The UIP looks  after the community’s needs  improving the safety, general environment and quality of public space  life for the benefit of all uMhlanga residents, businesses, locals and tourists.

We advise  you to bring cash and  card as some  vendors will only be accepting cash on the day.

Entrants  are welcome to pa rk in The Pearls Mall parking lot for free for the day. Each entrant will receive a validated parking ticket in their  gift  bag, thanks to The Pearls Mall  centre management.

 

EVENT RULES:

  1. Please make sure ALL DOGS  are on a leash.
  1. Please pick up after your dog making use of the UIP poop bag dispensers along the route.
  1. While  all dogs are welcome, please  bear  in mind that your dog will be around many other dogs so consider whether they are socialised enough, or comfortable enough being around other  dogs.
 

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