Dog's Day Out: The Million Paws Walk Geelong 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017
For those who follow my various social media platforms, it is pretty freaking apparent I’m borderline obsessed with my dog. I’m the type of person who walks down the street and loses my shit anytime I see a fluffy fur angel. At this point in my life, I’m pretty sure dogs are better than people. They love selflessly, they’re reliable, they’re cuddly, and they’re basically the shit. I was pretty bummed last year when I was unable to attend the Million Paws Walk because I had to work. It was not going to happen again this year. I would walk with all the puppies.

Instead of going to the walk in Albert Park, we decided to skip the obscene amount of people and go to the Geelong walk instead. I’m not entirely sure why people complain about how far Geelong is from Melbourne. The drive is relatively easy and short. The pups rested in the back of the car but started to get excited the closer we got to the Botanic Gardens.

While there were no signs as to where the start of the walk was, it was quite easy to find. The pups did an excellent job of leading us to find more of their furry friends. Owners seemed to just let their doggies lead the way, and it worked! Prepare for doggy overload!

As we approached the start of the walk, we were greeted by the lovely volunteers. At this time, we were given a doggy tag for the pups and an RSPCA Million Paws Walk bracelet for the humans. There were plenty of booths with various doggy treats, information on fostering animals, and even some food for the humans. It was a great way for everyone to socialise a little bit before starting the walk.

The walk itself was a relatively short walk. It was only 2kms which was a little unfortunate. I would have enjoyed a longer walk, but for what it was, it was lovely. The dogs were super excited to meet so many new friends. To be completely honest, I’m not sure who was more excited, the dogs or myself. I found with almost every step I took I was squealing with delight at all the adorable dogs surrounding me. It was heaven or at least the closest thing to heaven on Earth.

It was incredible to see all the owners with their dogs coming together to help raise money for such a fantastic cause. There were dogs of all shapes and sizes. There were pups so small they could hide in their human's jumper and doggos so big you could mistake them for a little pony. What was most incredible to me were the owners that had dogs with disabilities. There were so many three-legged doggos running around like the little champion dogs they were. Some of the most magical sights I saw all day.

After the walk had concluded, there were a variety of activities and contests that both humans and pups could compete in. I wish there would have been a few more little stands that sold goodies and coffee as the line was quite long but it was still there if you really wanted one. We decided instead of waiting in the line we would head to a local pub to grab a pot and some food. Luckily, we found an incredible pub that allowed the pups in the outdoor patio. It was the best way to end a fantastic day!

And until next time...
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  1. What a lovely day out and I must agree with you ! Dogs are far better than some humans. Talk about loyal and so excited to see you at the end of a day and let's not forget to mention the countless amount of kisses ♡♡♡

  2. What a fun way to raise money! The pub sure does sound like the perfect ending to a great day!

  3. What an awesome cause! And who wouldn't be happy spending the day surrounded by those adorable pups! :)

  4. As a dog rescue foster parent and volunteer, I would LOVE to attend and support this kind of event. Kudos!

  5. this made my heart melt! what a lovely day outdoors! These dogs are angels <3

  6. What a great cause! I love our furry friends as well! I'm so glad you got to attend!

  7. Dogs that are social, that have had good experiences in the park, crave being released for off-lead roaming EVERY DAY in the park.
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    1. They definitely do! Thankfully I live super close to an off-lead dog park!