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Smart dogs have a chance for stardom

By LUIS FELIU

ORGANISERS of the RSPCA's annual Million Paws Walk, to be held at Miami's Pizzey Park on Sunday, are calling for smart dogs to come along and audition for the inaugural Golden Paws Superstar Award.

If your dog can do tricks, speak on command, jump through hoops or maybe do something really unusual then why not participate and help out a good cause.

The award, to be judged by well known Gold Coast animal trainer Sue Thompson from 'Animal Stars', is open to all dogs and their families.

Prizes include a dinner for two at Harley Street Brassiere, Biggera Waters, and a private lesson for your dog with Sue, who has provided dogs and many animals for films and television commercials throughout Queensland.

Sue will be on hand at the walk with her own dog star Benny and some of the 'Animal Stars' she has trained.

The superstar award is an RSPCA Gold Coast initiative sponsored by 'Good Dog' Mortgage Corporation.

The Millions Paws Walk is held annually throughout Australia and is a very important fundraiser for the RSPCA.

For inquiries about auditions for the superstar award call the RSPCA's Peggy Hayes on (07) 5520 6760 or 0405 558 301. Judging is due to start at about 9am.

Registration for the walk starts about 8.30am at the park with the walk getting underway at 10.30am.

For those who would like to do the short walk, it takes about 15 minutes, the longer walk takes about 45 minutes.

Apart from the walk, the big day features dog tricks, dog olympics, family competitions, stalls, face painting, sausage sizzle and trivia quiz.

Admission for teams is $8 per member.



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