Paws at the Park is more than markets - we have a full schedule of exciting talks, demos and activities for you and your pup. Whether you're keen to enter our best dressed competition, learn how to make a flower crown for your pup or chill out with some doga - Paws at the Park has something for you.




MC Jodie Burden

Our MC Jodie will welcome you to Paws at the Park and Councillor Glenn Tozer will open the day. 

Jodie is best known as a founding cast member and sweetheart of Channel Nine’s 2017 reality show The Last Resort. She joined AWLQ in 2008 as an animal education officer and handles their community outreach projects.

Doggie Fashion Parade


Barkley and Pips

See the latest in dog fashion, with a range of doggie clothes and accessories from Barkley and Pips.


An Intro to nosework

2:10 - 2:20PM

Nosey Dogs

Want to start learning in the newest dog sport around? Not feeling energetic enough for agility? Learn about nosework, where all dogs get to play! 

2018 RACQ Pet Search



Learn how you can win $15,000 worth of prizes from RACQ in the 2018 RACQ Pet Search.




Dog Training Demo


Complete Dog Training

Join us on stage for a dog training demonstration with our Bronze Sponsors Complete Dog Training. 






Holistic wellness for your pup


Pet Wellness Centre

 Learn about wellness  and complementary therapies for dogs such as acupuncture, physio and titer testing.


Be Pet Smart Show with GeeCee and CeeCee

11:30 - 11:50AM

Gold Coast City Council

A kids show where they can sing, dance and learn all about responsible pet ownership with Gee Cee and Cee Cee.




Flower crown classes


Crown of Eden

Join Crown of Eden to learn how to make a flower crown for your pup. All profits donated to AWLQ.

Doga (Dog Yoga)

10:00 - 10:30AM

Hot Tropical Yoga

Let's get down, dog! Join Hot Tropical Yoga for a fun and interactive yoga for dogs class. Just $10 adult and $5 child with proceeds supporting AWLQ.

SMS your name and dogs name to Michelle 0402 717 742 to register your interest.

BYO towel or yoga mat.

Doggie Competitions

12:00 - 2:00PM

Paws at the Park

Enter your pup in our on-stage doggie competitions to win amazing prizes!

12pm: Best trick
12:20pm: Least Obedient
12:40pm: Best look-a-like owner/dog
1:00: Best dressed big dog
1:25pm: Best dressed small dog
2:00pm: Barkley and Pips grand-prize winner
Be by the stage when each category is announced to enter.

Tails Photography Charity Photobooth


Tails Photography

Get a photo of your pup in an adorable pop-up photobooth.
All profits donated to AWLQ.