Animal Aid Events


Canine Carnivale and Food Van Fiesta

Saturday 3 November  |  4pm - 8pm
Howitt Park, Bairnsdale

Come along and join us for a fun and festive afternoon. Bring the whole family, especially the four-legged ones!

- Meet and greet dogs available for adoption
- Dog Show
- Raffles
- Fun Activities
- Food vans
- Market stalls
- Information, demonstrations and much, much more!

Call (03) 5152 1389 to find out more!

See the Facebook event HERE


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The Largest Rescue Gathering

Saturday 10 November 2018  |  10am - 2pm
Jells Park, Wheelers Hill

We want to set the record for the largest number of rescue pets gathered in one location! Be a part of this monumental day - Help us set the record!

Register your rescue pet via this LINK to ensure they are counted in our record setting attempt.

The Largest Rescue Gathering is an event you won't want to miss.
We are inviting all rescue pet owners to come to Jells Park on 10 November 2018 and help us set the record and enjoy a day of fun for you and your furry companion. We will also be celebrating a huge milestone for Animal Aid - Animal Aid has been rescuing and sheltering pets for 70 years.

We want to set the record straight - rescue pets are great! They can be big, small, young, old with personalities to suit every family. Bring your rescue pet along to show case the amazing diversity of rescue pets and help celebrate the love a rescue pet brings your life.

You and your pooch will enjoy:
· Celebratory Canine Cake
· Dog Show
· Garden games
· Food Trucks
· Ball Pit and Agility Equipment
· Animals Available for Adoption
· Live music
· Face Painting
· Pet Advice

See the Facebook event HERE


front square Annual General Meeting 2018

Location: Animal Aid in Coldstream, 35 Killara Road
Room: Animal Aid's Boarding Facility
Date: Thursday 15th November
Time: 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start
RSVP: 9th November 2018

Tour our brand new Veterinary Clinic
Light refreshments will be served







Adventure Dog - A Cross Country Challenge 
Sunday, 7 April 2019  |  9am - 5pm  | Wandin Park, Gruyere

Are you ready for an adventure!?

Adventure Dog 2019 is going to be bigger, muddier and even more adventurous!

Does your dog love getting out and about, leaping and bounding, wading through water and muddy meadows?

We're welcoming all dog lovers and their canine pals to take part in Adventure Dog - A Cross Country Challenge, help us raise money to care for the animals at Animal Aid.

Join us at the picturesque Wandin Park Equestrian Centre, where you and your furry friend will be mentally & physically challenged by 25 obstacles spread over almost 4km.

Together you will venture over the hills, under the logs, through the mud, you will enter the bush and plunge into the water with a splash! All while enjoying the views across the Yarra Valley towards Mt Donna Buang.

Friends and family are welcome to come along on the day to give their support, there will be plenty of activities to keep them busy while you hit the course! After completing the challenge you and your four-legged friend will have a chance to re-join your supporters and refuel with plenty of food and drink on offer in the event village.


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Puppy Preschool and Dog Training at Animal Aid

Give your pup the best start

Animal Aid’s dog trainer is here to give you the tools needed to teach your dog skills for life.

Puppy pre-school is a must, it is an opportunity to give your puppy the best start and to help them grow up into a happy and social dog.

From the age of 8-16 weeks your dog is in a critical period, your puppy is absorbing everything and these experiences, both good and bad, stay with them for life. By beginning your dog’s training during this early developmental stage you are setting them up with right tools to navigate their way through meeting new people, meeting other dogs, new surfaces, different noises and more.

Animal Aid’s puppy pre-school covers socialisation, basic obedience, curbing behavioural issues early, reward-based training and dog health.

Animal Aid will be runs Puppy Preschool every month of the year.

Animal Aid’s Puppy pre-school is $90 for 4 weeks.

If you’d like to know more or want to enrol your puppy please call Animal Aid on (03) 9739 0300.

Training for life

Puppy pre-school gives your pup the foundational life skills it needs to grow up into a happy and social dog. As your pup gets older it will begin to explore its surroundings more and test the boundaries. It is at this point that ongoing training will strengthen the bond between you and your dog, improve communication between you and your dog and help to minimise any budding behavioural problems.

Animal Aid’s 10 week group classes are designed to help you better understand your dog so your dog is willing and happy to work with you long into the future.

Animal Aid’s Group Obedience Program is $210 for 10 weeks.

Animal Aid’s Group Obedience Program is a great follow-on from Puppy Pre-school. If you’d like to know more or to enrol your dog call Animal Aid on

(03) 9739 0300.


Community Events supporting Animal Aid

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Dog Walking Group

First Saturday, Every Month!

You can support Animal Aid AND exercise your dog at the same time by participating in the walking group organised by Animal Aid supporters.

On the first Saturday of each month, a group meets at a designated point along the Warburton Rail Trail for a walk to help raise funds for shelter animals in need of special veterinary care. Everybody is welcome, whether a dog owner or not. All walks are suitable for prams and strollers, although it can be a little rough in some places. All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The walk lasts for approximately 2 hours.

Meeting points for 2018

  • FEBRUARY – MILLGROVE towards Warburton. Melway Ref 289 D4

           Meet in the BBQ area beside public toilets.

  • MARCH – SEVILLE towards Wandin. Melway Ref 119 K8

            Meet at Warburton Trail parking area at end of Station Road.

  • APRIL – GRUYERE towards Seville East. Melway Ref 285 G5

            Meet at picnic area – 50 metres on left of Kylie Lane. (Limited Parking)

  • MAY – LAUNCHING PLACE towards Woori Yallock. Melway Ref 287 H6

            Meet in car park beside Home hotel on the Warburton Highway.

  • JUNE – WOORI YALLOCK towards Launching Place. Mel Ref 286 E 10

            Meet at the Warburton Rail Trail car park at the end of Symes Road.

  • JULY – YARRA JUNCTION towards Millgrove. Melway Ref 288 D 8

            Meet in the car park of Yarra Junction Reserve near the Public Toilets.

  • AUGUST – GRUYERE towards Wandin. Melway Ref 285 5

            Meet at picnic area – 50 metres on left of Kylie Lane. (Limited Parking)

  • SEPTEMBER – SEVILLE towards Gruyere. Melway Ref 119 K 8

            Meet at Warburton Trail parking area at end of Station Road.

  • OCTOBER – LAUNCHING PLACE towards Woori Yallock. Mel Ref 287 H 6

            Meet in the car park beside the Home Hotel on Warburton Highway.

  • NOVEMBER – WANDIN towards Seville East. Mel Ref 119 B 10

            Meet at the car park where the Warburton Highway crosses
            Warburton Trail.

  • DECEMBER – WARBURTON Yarra River Walk. Mel Ref 289 J 4

            Meet at the BBQ area in front of Golf Club. This is a circular walk
            returning to the start by a different route.



Make sure you bring "doggie" bags for those clean-up tasks, morning tea, for self and dog, drinking water for dog.

Meeting time is 9.30 am;  walk starts at 10.00 am. Registration fee of $5 goes to the Animal Aid special surgery fund to help dogs in need of surgical procedures.