Acland Street Village
Pet Fest Acland Street

Pet Fest 2024



Pet Fest is all about celebrating pets and their owners on Sat, Aug 17 between 11am – 3pm, in O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda – whether it be fur, fins, scales and more!

Join us for a fun day of demonstration, education, products and services including:

  • A free photo of your pet with pet photographer, Robert Marks, taken at Pet Fest and emailed to you. Also, win prizes in the ‘Best Smile’ competition, as judged by Robert
  • Scent and tracking demonstrations with a member of North East Track and Scent Club   
  • Agility and trick dog demonstrations with Melbourne Canine Freestyle – a demonstration team with performances all across Australia. Well-known as the “Purple People”, our team consists of various breeds of dogs. We love bringing smiles to people’s faces by performing, training, and most importantly having fun with our dogs! 
  • Opportunity for attendees to have a try on the agility course
  • Reptile show with Animals of Oz – meet and hold reptiles, with tips and advice for looking after your cold-blooded buddy
  • Face painting for kids with Winx Face Painting – $10 small design/$15 large design

See schedule below (check back for updated info as we confirm more activities)


Scent and Track demonstration


Who can beat the dogs at Agility?  Kids can join in the fun and race against the dogs to see who wins!  Then try with your dog too!


Open session on agility course that dog owners can have a try on




Scent and Track demonstration


See the Melbourne Canine Freestyle dogs perform some amazing tricks – we will show you how we trained the dogs, then with the help of our trainers, you can try with your pet too!


Open session on agility course that dog owners can have a try on



Plus! We have a range of stallholders with services, products and information (check back for updates as we add more stallholders, including stalls that cater for other pet types):

Business NameProduct/ServiceWebsite
PK’s PACK Dog Walking

PK’s Pack is a dog walking business that picks up your pooch for an adventure, drops them off, and there’s so many awesome photos to go with it.

We’ll have some treats to hand out but also our very own poo bags, water bottles and other useful bits n pieces.

Visit our stall if you need a poop bag for your pup at the event!

Clover’s Pet DinerHomemade pet treats, fresh dog snacks & drinksINSTA
Vet Nurse NatHome visiting vet nurse that offers 3 services for cats, dogs and the occasional bunny rabbit – nail trims, ear cleans and anal gland expression. Will be offering my services at Pet Fest at a discounted rateWEB
Doggy DelishDog biscuits, dog donuts, bandanas, collars, toys, snuffle mats, snuffle balls, coats, pyjamas, dog themed tumblers, key chains and mugsINSTA
Forever Friends Animal RescueWe are an animal rescue staffed entirely by volunteers and rely on donations and fundraising to fund our work. We have a range of goods made by our volunteers with all proceeds going to Forever Friends. These goods include dog tug toys, totes, tea towels, dog and cat blankets, dog coats, scrunchies, dog bandanas and other similar itemsWEB
Bark RoadDog beers, pizzas, ice creams, treats for dogs and cats, enrichment toysWEB
Eastside Style Co.Small dog walking accessories – xs and small (think Chihuahua, Yorkie, Toy poodle, mini daschy) Walking accessories include – step-in harnesses, waterproof collar and lead, poop bag holders, poop carrier clip on tags in 6 vibrant colorsWEB
Boujee BowlNew product coming into the market. Raised dog bowl with stainless food and water insertsWEB
House Of BobbyPet portraits, custom paintings on paper/canvasFACEBOOK
Kip. Happy StaysWe offer dog daycare, pet boarding and dog training services as a business. We will be handing out flyers/vouchers with information and not selling anything on the day (but will have a goodie bag with this info/treats etc)WEB
Wiggle Butts Pet CoDog themed products for owners – apparel, drinkware, Keyrings etcWEB
Proud Pet SlaveDehydrated dog treats, snuffle balls, dog pup cakes, bow ties, food toppers and bone brothWEB
City of Port Phillip Animal ManagementStall will provide information for pet owners about responsible pet ownership, including pet registration, microchipping, desexing and local laws. Will have some giveaways on the dayWEB
Melbourne Pet SurgeryMelbourne Pet Surgery are an affordable, high-quality veterinary surgery. They’ll be offering free dental checks, vet/nurse advice and information on the services they offer, at Pet FestWEB
C9 Chocolate and Gelato

Pup Pops (ice cream for dogs). Pup Pops are made from peanut butter (no added salt & sugar), strawberry, and probiotic yogurt.

Also, for the kids, visit their stall for a voucher for a 10% discount on gelato for kids and a 15% discount on desserts for everyone.

Zina’s Pet Patrol

I run a small business specialising in pet care, offering services such as pet hosting, dog day care, dog walking, and house visits. During the dog event, I will provide fresh water, treats, and poop bags to ensure the comfort and well-being of all attending pets.

Additionally, dogs and people are welcome to have a seat and rest in our marquee.

Chase Pro Dog TreadmillsNon Motorised Dog TreadmillsWEB
Rabbits Down UnderWide variety of enrichment toys, boredom busters, foraging toys, handmade beds, and treats – all crafted with love and care to ensure your bunny is happy and healthy. Also offering accessories, toy bundles, tunnels, and more!WEB

Keen to have a stall yourself?