Yappy hour for dogs, owners

Locals Grant and Tracy Beasley with Caitlin (2) and Matthew (4 months), Matt O'Sullivan, Minister Joe Francis and Rob Taddeo with their dogs. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d415082
Locals Grant and Tracy Beasley with Caitlin (2) and Matthew (4 months), Matt O'Sullivan, Minister Joe Francis and Rob Taddeo with their dogs. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d415082

Yappy Hour organiser and Leeming resident Rob Taddeo has a barbecue breakfast planned that welcomes everyone in the neighbourhood, including pooches of any shape or size.

Mr Taddeo said the event was about building community spirit and community pride.

‘Our dogs are an integral part of our lives and the key to bringing neighbours together,’ he said.

‘Having breakfast with our neighbours and our beloved hounds is a celebration of friendship and meeting some great people in our community.’

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City was happy to support the event.

‘This event is a great example of an event organised by the community, reflecting the diverse ways they recreate and interact and highlighting the important role pets play in connecting people,’ he said.

‘Yappy Hour is a fantastic initiative we are thrilled to support through our Friendly Neighbourhoods grants.

‘We hope everyone enjoys breakfast in the park and their dogs enjoy their complimentary biscuits.’

Jandakot MLA and well-known dog lover Joe Francis said the event was great for humans and their hairy mates.

‘You can always tell the size of someone’s heart by whether or not they enjoy the company of pets,’ he said.

‘Spending quality time with people is good for our soul and when dogs play together it’s good for theirs as well.

‘It’s another thing that makes our communities great.’

Details
WHAT: Yappy Hour coffee and barbecue breakfast (Bring your dog)
WHERE: Peter Ellis Reserve
WHEN: Sunday, March 30, 8.30-10am
CONTACT: Rob Taddeo on 0417999 213.