Community walk: The Campbelltown-Camden Doggie Dates Facebook group members Sharon Marsh, K9 trainer Sammy Symons, Te’re Melrose and Kara Gee with their dogs. Picture: Simon Bennett
Dogowners continue to embrace a new social media group where they can organise dog-friendly gatherings across Macarthur.
Harrington Park’s Te’re “TJ” Melrose and Picton’s Kara Gee teamed up to start the Campbelltown-Camden Doggie Dates Facebook group to make it easier for locals and their canine companions to meet and attend walks in the community.
Co-founder Mrs Melrose said the “free and friendly social dog walking group” was a great opportunity to socialise dogs and meet other friendly, like-minded people, share ideas and get some exercise.
“We felt people needed the opportunity to socialise their dogs on leash as while dog parks are wonderful and have their place, there can be issues too,” she said.
“This offered something different with closer supervision of people’s dogs as well as the chance to explore our beautiful area and meet other like-minded people.”
The group runs walks in the Macarthur region about once a month which pre-ranked as either easy or moderate, according to course difficulty and wheelchair/scooter access.
The group alternate walks between Saturday and Sunday and try other areas to give everyone an opportunity to attend.
Mrs Melrose said the group had more than 370 members and “about 20 to 30” people including K9 trainer Sammy Symons attend the walks.
Mrs Melrose said people without dogs were also welcome. It will host its first out of area walk in Picton on August 9. Meet at Picton Bowling Club at 10.15am.
To find up more, search “Campbelltown-Camden Doggie Dates” on Facebook.
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