Wellard PETScapade a celebration for all the family


Evan Watt (3) with his family greyhound Lucky.
Evan Watt (3) with his family greyhound Lucky.

PETScapade at The Village at Wellard is on Sunday .

The event is for the whole family, including pets.

The event features a pet parade, specialised pet stalls and children’s activities.

Organised by the City of Kwinana, the annual event is a celebration of all creatures great and small; previous participants have included everything from cats and dogs to horses and even pigs.

The Village at Wellard residents Luke and Kathryn Watt along with their two sons Evan (3) and Caleb (five months) will be heading to this year’s event, with their cherished companion Lucky the greyhound.

Lucky is one of a growing number of adopted greyhounds who reside in the community with Greyhound Adoptions WA members participating in community markets and local events.

Mr Watt said he had owned many dogs in his life but greyhounds have become his favourite.

“They make excellent family pets because they are so gentle with children and very easy going; some days sleeping for more than 20 hours,” Mr Watt said.

Residents Chris and Dan McGregor unexpectedly became proud owners of two greyhounds, firstly with Eddie, and more recently Mandy, who was seven when she was adopted.

Mrs McGregor said she was at the markets and the Greyhound Adoption WA team said they were struggling to find a home for Mandy because she was older.

“So we decided to bring her home; we love her,” she said.

Visit greyhoundadoptionswa.com.au.

WHAT: PETScapade
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 9am to 12noon
WHERE: Wellard Oval, The Village Green, The Village at Wellard
VISIT: kwinana.wa.gov.au/our-city/community-events

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