Knox Pets In The Park

Knox Pets in the Park poster

Council held its annual Knox Pets In The Park, formerly known as the Eastern Regional Pet Expo, on Sunday 6 April 2014 at Gilbert Park Reserve on Ferntree Gully Road, Knoxfield. This event was the biggest and best one yet with over 6000 people attending.


The aim of this event was to promote businesses, organisations and clubs at the one event, incorporating all types of animals as pets, with the theme being "Responsible Pet Ownership".

Speak with the experts

There were local vets, dog trainers, breeders, animal welfare groups, groomers and lots more for visitors to interact and talk to. With such a wealth of knowledge and information available to all, visitors could find out which pet best suits their lifestyle, and what is needed to keep them a happy and contented pet.

Bring along your pets for a chance to win some great prizes

Lots of competitions were held for pets and owners to participate in, including fastest fetch, egg and spoon race, best tennis ball retrieve plus lots more. There was also a great turn out for the Pet Parades which saw animals compete for Best Dressed, Best Trick and Most Unusual Pet.

Discounted Microchipping

Microchips Australia provided discounted microchipping for only $25 per pet.

Trail Card

There was a Trail Card competition with the prize being a gift hamper full of goodies for your pet.

Free Activities

  • Lure Course and lure racing
  • Face Painting
  • Reptile Display
  • Kids Rides
  • Animal Farm
  • Stage Entertainment featuring Magical Mountains
  • Announcement of the 2013-2014 Responsible Pet Ownership Competition major winner
  • And much more!!

Free Photobooth

One of the biggest hits of the day was the free photobooth. Owners could have their very own photo memento of Pets in the park taken with with their pet.

For more information

Plans are now underway for the Knox's Pets In The Park 2015. This event will be held on Sunday 19 April 2015 at Gilbert Park Reserve on Ferntree Gully Road, Knoxfield. For more information please call Knox City Council during business hours on 9298 8000 or email: petsinthepark@knox.vic.gov.au.

Proudly Supported by

Knox City Council proudly acknowledges the support of our business partners:

Knox Pets in the Park is proudly supported by South East Water, Love 'ems and Microchips Australia

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