Camden Paws in the Park gets tails wagging

There were plenty of happy faces at Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park this weekend - and not just human ones.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes headed out with their human friends for this year's Paws in the Park.

The ever-popular doggy festival returned with a combination of live and online activities for furry friends on Sunday, May 2.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the altered event was the ideal way to keep people safe.

"We would love to hold our usual Paws in the Park event, however as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to follow all NSW Health guidelines," Cr Fedeli said.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli with Paws and rescue dog Murphy. Picture: Supplied

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli with Paws and rescue dog Murphy. Picture: Supplied

"The mix of both a market and online event gave pet owners the chance to still come out and participate in the two-kilometre walk at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park while also taking part in the usual pet competitions from the comfort of their homes."

The live event included:

  • Paws 2km walk - Enjoy a walk through the track at any time throughout the event with your pup
  • Information stalls/market - Dog organisations, vendors, vets and other services
  • Demonstration Screen - A giant screen displaying dog demonstrations
  • Food and drink stalls throughout the site.

The annual pet competitions and colouring-in competition were held on the council's social media channels this year with a number of organisations also providing online activities and demonstrations.