Halloween has gone to the dogs... literally!
Illawarra pugs will descend on Figtree Dog Park in their spookiest Halloween outfits this Sunday from 10am to noon.
Now in its fourth year, Pugoween is a chance for pug owners - and pug lovers - to get together and raise money for Pug Patrol Rescue Australia, who help rescue pugs, pug crosses and other brachycephalic breeds from abuse, neglect and exploitative breeding.
Costumed pugs will compete in the fancy dress competition for the title of Best Dressed 2019. There will also be show bags, raffle tickets and pug-themed treats for sale at stalls. A pet photographer will also be taking studio portraits on the day.
"The event gives us a chance to show our support for the amazing work undertaken by Pug Patrol Rescue, Pugoween organiser and founder of Pugs & Co. Kristy Beck said.
"The pugs that come to Pug Patrol Rescue are often in need of serious veterinary work, which is often more than is covered by the adoption fee.
"We think every pug deserves to be healthy, happy and pain free, so we are proud to support this wonderful, caring organisation," she said.
Wollongong Pugs' Pugoween
Sunday, October 27, 10am to noon. Best dressed competition starts at 10.45am.
Figtree Dog Park, near Figtree Oval.