The Animal Welfare League’s first Pet Speed Dating event at Circular Quay has been a heart-warming scene of homeless and lovable pets meeting up with their potential new owners.
Rob Clifton-Steele and Kirrily Parfrey are greeted by Bevan and Bertie. Source: News Limited
Jessica Borg of the AWL said the pet speed dating event worked just like the human ones, except it aimed to give people a chance to meet and find a match with shelter animals needing a home.
“It really is a lot like a first date, getting to know each other’s personalities and seeing if you match,” Jessica Borg said.
The speed dating took part with nine dogs from all ages and breeds meeting countless possible matches and giving out even more sloppy kisses and cuddles.
Potential suitors were moved along every minute to another dog.
Each animal carried an individualised “business card” handed out to potential suitors if a certain magic seemed obvious and a future date would then be made.
In between the two speed dating sessions, the dogs took a break for a march to Hyde Park with the AWL’s experienced staff and volunteer handlers.
“The event aims to find loving homes for many of our dogs and cats,” Ms Borg said, “and help our shelters in their work of reducing euthanasia rates across NSW.”
It is hoped the Valentine’s Day event, supported by the City of Sydney, will become annual.
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