Camden Paws in the Park ready to get tails wagging

Locals will have the chance to meet popular television vet, Dr Harry Cooper at this year's Paws in the Park event.

Dr Harry will be the special guest at the festival of four-legged friends on Sunday, May 5.

He will host a meet and greet with local pets and their owners at the free event held at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park from 9am to 1pm.

"I really enjoy talking to people about their pets and seeing the real concern and genuine love that they have for them," Dr Harry said.

"These days more and more questions relate to behaviour - my dog digs, barks, is frightened of storms and so on. Gone are the days when ticks and fleas were the main subject of conversation.

"Dogs have always been man's best friend. For dog-lovers, coming together to celebrate the joy that our canine companions give is good for us, the wider community and the dogs.

"And to a dog it's like being in seventh heaven - they'll enjoy mixing with so many new 'friends' and, of course, the smells."

Dr Harry will also be a guest judge in the competitions on the day, which start from 10am under the big marquee in the arena.

Residents can enter their pet in five different categories, including scruffiest dog, best trick, cutest face, tallest dog and best NRL supporter.

There will be plenty more to see and do at the event including a photo booth, a three-kilometre walk, discounted microchipping, dog grooming, dog registrations free vet health checks by Uni Vets Camden, demonstrations by NSW Siberian Sledding Express, Dances with Dogs and more.

Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves, said the event was an annual celebration of all types of dogs - from Great Danes to Miniature Poodles and everything in between - and their owners.

"More than 3000 people from within and outside of the Camden area attend this event, with more than 1000 fur-children in tow," Cr Sidgreaves said.

"I can safely say Paws in the Park is the perfect event to pamper your pooch and connect with the broader pet-loving community.

"To many of us our pets are part of our family. They're incredibly important to the health and wellbeing of residents - not only do they make us happy, but they also encourage a healthy lifestyle that includes walking and outdoor activities."

For more information, visit camdenpaws.com.au or call 4654 7643.