Summer Dog Walks and Events


​​​​​​​​​​Wander Dogs Summer Series

Alfie is back for another summer of walking and doggy fun! Join him at our popular dogs walks and events around the Western Bay between November 2018 - April 2019. Make sure you join our Facebook group ‘Wander Dogs Club’ to stay up-to-date with all the latest news on the upcoming events.

​​Select this link for a downloadable Wander Dogs Summer Series flyer (PDF 279KB) 

Mud Dog Run

It's time to have some fun in the mud with your pooch! Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council have combined to organise this event at TECT All Terrain Park. Everyone’s welcome to experience the outdoors with their dog and have fun, some exercise and lots of mud.​ ​

Sunday 20 January 2019

Short and easy run (2.5kms): 11:00am
Long and challenging run (3.5kms): 1:00pm 

Tect All Terrain Park – Whataroa Road (off Pyes Pa Road/SH36)
Select this link to find how to get to the park.

Entry Fee:
$20 early bird price before 22 December 2018
$25 after 22 Decemeber 2018 (including on the day if there is space available, cash only on the day - no eftpos available) .

Relevant forms:​

Once you have filled the registration form out, hand it in at the closest service centre or email it through to: Someone from the Animal Service Team will be in touch with you regarding payment. 

Visit the Facebook event for live updates of the event. 

On the day there will be:​​​

·         Sausage sizzle; coffee; ice cream vendor (TBC)

·         Spot prizes

·         Every competitor gets a doggy bag and chance to win spot prize

·         Tauranga Vets will be there with advice and products

·         Water tanker to sluice off the mud from dogs and humans!

·         Bring towels and change of clothes​

Dog Walks

​Our Dog Walks are a great chance to meet new people, stretch yours and your pooches legs and get out and about in our beautiful District! ​​​​Visit the events section on our Facebook for updates on the Dog Walk events​.​ The walks are free, anyone is welcome to join! 

​Te Puna Dog Walk​Saturday 10 Nov​10am​Te Puna Quarry Park
​Te Puke Dog Walk​Saturday 8 Dec​10am​Te Ara Kahikatea Walkway, Jubilee Park, Te Puke
​Whakamarama Dog Walk​Saturday 2 Feb​​10am​Puketoki Reserve, Leyland Road
​WBOPDC and TCC shared Waipuna Park Dog Walk​Saturday 2 March​10am​Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay, Tauranga
​Waihi Beach Dog Walk​Saturay 16 March​10am​Anzac Bay, Seaforth Rd, Waihi Beach​

Doggy Day Out

  • ​Saturday 16 Febr​uary 
  • 10am
  • Sportsground Reserve, Western Avenue, Omokoroa
Visit the Facebook event for live updates on the event​​.

Doggy Day out is a day dedicated to the dogs ​set to draw a crowd in Omokoroa on Saturday, 16 February 2019. Our fifth annual Doggy Day Out event will see Omokoroa's Western Ave Sportsground turned from a sports field into a haven for dogs and their families. The theme for the day is 'DOGGYWOOD', so dress your pooch up as a famous star to enter the Star of the Day competition!​

There will be entertainment, lots of fun and things to learn – for both dogs and owners including:
• Performances from the Tauranga and Mt Maunganui agility clubs
• Training demonstrations
• Market stalls and food
• Competitions (such as the Star of the Day best dressed dog)
• Bouncy castles and other activities for the kids
• A dog-only paddling pool
• A photobooth to capture that perfect pic with your K9 friend​
• $10 on the day for microchipping 
Dog registration services
• Meet and greets with dogs up for adoption.

A fun, free event for the whole family.​

Star of the Day competition! 

If you would like to enter in the Do​ggywood Star of the Day costume competition, please download this entry form - Star of the Day entry form​ (PDF 152kb) - Return it by  email to Or you can provide it on the day of the competition at the Council Customer Services tent by 11am. ​Dress your dog up as a famous Hollywood star and be in to win some cool prizes!

​Dogs in Togs

​More information coming soon. 

Page reviewed: 13 Feb 2019 9:51am