Animals and humans share the love in Valentine’s Day Pet Speed Dating
Some of Sydney’s most lovable pets will be looking for their “purrfect match”, as the Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL) holds its first-ever Pet Speed Dating event – at Sydney’s Customs House Square, Circular Quay on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14.
“Supported by the City of Sydney, this colourful event next to our iconic harbour aims to match some of the most lovable dogs from our shelters with potential new owners – giving people a chance to make a future date with either dogs or cats to see if they hit it off,” explains AWL programs Manager Jessica Borg.
There’ll be two of these especially unique Speed Dating sessions – from 7.30am to 9.30am, and from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
In between, the dogs will take a break with a march to Hyde Park with the AWL’s experienced staff and volunteer handlers.
In the Speed Dating sessions, potential suitors will be guided through an entry point, and moved along every minute to another dog. Each animal will have an individualised ‘business card’ which will be handed out to potential new owners if there appears to be a ‘spark’ between the two.
“The event aims to find loving homes for many of our dogs and cats,” says Jessica Borg, “and help our shelters in their work of reducing euthanasia rates across NSW.”
AWL merchandise and information will be available at the event, as well as a raffle with an incredibly tempting first prize of two nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Daydream Island Resort and Spa.