Family friendly

Absolute Pets Walk for Paws 2023

Sat Oct 7, 09:00 - Sat Oct 7, 13:00

James & Ethel Gray Park


A fundraising dog walk and pet fair for pet-lovers!

Join us on Saturday the 7th of October 2023, at the beautiful James & Ethel Gray Park in Melrose, Johannesburg.

This community event is in aid animal welfare and all ticket sales will be donated to Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg.

The dog walk is 1,5kms and provides a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your families and dogs while meeting other pet parents and dog friends along the way.

At the event you can interact with local pet service providers including grooming, dog walking and training, as well as meet the teams behind your favourite pet brands. 

And of course, what’s a pet fair without some AMAZING PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS!

All participants will be entered into our main lucky draw competition with 3 fantastic prizes up for grabs; and you can also enter your dog into our Best Trick & Happiest Dog competitions!

If you’re one of the first 100 online entries you also qualify for a special gift bag with a few fun spoils for you and your dog.

Also to look forward to:

  • Absolute Pets pop-up shop
  • Free samples and giveaways at various stands
  • Free nail clipping or brush for your dog
  • Dog training demonstration


Who you can expect to see there:

  • AACL Johannesburg (you are also welcome to bring food donations).
  • Absolute Pets - pop-up shop
  • Lokuno – pet nutrition
  • Hill’s – pet nutrition
  • Eukanuba – pet nutrition
  • NexGard – pet parasite control
  • Simparica – pet parasite control
  • Dog Lick – treats
  • Cuthberts – treats
  • Probono – treats
  • Rogz – pet accessories
  • Jolly Walker pet services
  • Dogs to Heal dog training and behaviour

Drinks (non-alcoholic) and snack vendors will be available on the day.



  1. Please make sure ALL DOGS are on a leash at all times.
  2. Please pick up after your dog by making use of the poop bags available at the event or bring your own along with you.
  3. While all dogs are welcome, please bear in mind that your dog will be around many other dogs, so consider whether they are socialised enough, or comfortable enough being around other dogs.
  4. No dogs ‘on heat’ allowed.
  5. Children under 12 years attend for free
  6. Event officially ends at 13:00

For any queries, please call 021 510 0697 or email us at [email protected]

Disclaimer notice:

Please note that by purchasing a ticket for this event, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety as well as the safety of your pet.


Absolute Pets Walk for Paws 2023
James & Ethel Gray Park
Edgewood Avenue &, Melrose St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2000
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