Next Meetup

Caulfield Park - 1.5 km - Wednesday morning - 10 AM ☕
The eastern half of Caulfield Park is a popular off-lead dog exercise area. This walk is not a long one, it would suit smaller dogs. Larger dogs can come of course & do laps of the six ovals. Car parking is available in the park via the entrance off Balaclava Rd (Melway 59 B12). We'll meet at 10am near the south end of the pavilion (near the blue dot in pic below). Bring poo bags as sometimes the park's bag stations are empty. There are bins located around the park. A circuit of the off-lead areas covers ~ 1.5 km - that's for 2-legged alpha dogs. Four paws' distance could be twice that. This could be increased by 50% as there are a lot of trees which may need closer inspection. With our furry friends on their leads we can walk all over the park! Coffee and cake is available nearby for apres walk ☕ Did someone say"Caulfield Park?"

Caulfield Park

via Balaclava rd · Melbourne

Respond by: 08/01/2019

What we're about

Barking Mad is about bringing dogs and their owners together to foster an environment for people to meet and for dogs to play. We'll be hosting events ranging from visiting dog parks & beaches to enjoying coffee and brunch at some of Melbourne's dog friendly cafes ☕ Some of the walks will take us to less visited venues where our dogs can run free.

Whether your furry friend is a Jack Russell, Nova Scotia Duck-tolling Retriever, Lhasa Apso or a splendid mixture of all of those you & they will be welcome to come along to meet & mingle & get plenty of exercise that's good for us too.

Feel free to make suggestions on walks, dog-rescue fundraisers, social activities etc. If you know of dog-friendly cafes & hotels then please let me know.

People are most welcome to join and come along if they don't have a dog, but enjoy canine company. There are always plenty of eager wagging tails lining up for an extra pat!

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• Always provide sufficient details so that people know what to expect. Think about what you would want to know if you were in their shoes.

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Regards Nige 🌟


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