Colourful canines to descend on Inglewood on Beaufort dog show

Peta Sampson (The Treat Truck) with Roman and Pepe-Roni. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d487601
Peta Sampson (The Treat Truck) with Roman and Pepe-Roni. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d487601

HUNDREDS of furry paws are set to patter the pavement at the Inglewood on Beaufort night markets dog show.

Roman and Pepe-Roni will be there with owner Peta Sampson from the Woof Meow Tweet Squeak treat truck.

The treat truck was Perth’s first food truck for dogs, with Kingsley resident Ms Sampson taking it on the road two years ago.

“One day I was like ‘I might bring Roman’ – it tripled sales,” she said.

Roman has become something of a star at the Monday night markets, sitting up in the treat truck.

When Ms Sampson had to rush from the markets with the 86 kilogram pooch in April after he twisted his stomach, well-wishers helped contribute to his vet bills and dropped by to check in on the English mastiff.

He is now back in good health and back in his rightful position in the treat truck.

“We’re very lucky,” Ms Sampson said.

The Inglewood on Beaufort night markets dog show kicks off at 6.15pm on Monday, October 22, at the Town Square in front of the Inglewood Library.

If your well-behaved pooch is ready to walk the runway and be in the running for three prizes, register at info@newtonganska.com.au to take part, with the name of your dog, breed and age.

The judges will be looking for happy, well-behaved dogs – all dogs must be on a leash, and can be either dressed up or not.

There is a gold coin donation for entry, with the money going to Lifeline.

Regular market vendors and many Beaufort Street retailers will open their doors as usual, including Jessie’s Curry Kitchen, Il Pasto, Billie + Rose and La Luna.

For more information, visit inglewoodonbeaufort.com.