Cranbrook School Pet Fair 2019 - Cranbrook School

Cranbrook School Pet Fair 2019

04 Apr 19 by Cranbrook Communications

It was a flurry of feathers, fur and fins in Rose Bay recently, with more than 700 people and their prized pets descending on the Cranbrook Junior School oval to take part in the School’s biennial Family Pet Show.

The event, which drew families from throughout Sydney’s eastern suburbs and beyond, saw a panel of expert judges enlisted to select the best in show from a wide variety of animal entrants.

And while plenty of dapper dogs and fine felines were brought before the expert judging panel in search of the eastern suburbs’ perfect pet, there were plenty of other more unusual animals entered into the show, vying for the attention of judges.

Turtles, chickens, mice and even cute and cuddly animals of the plush toy variety were all on display, vying for such titles as ‘most unique’, ‘best dog trick’, ‘best dressed’ and ‘most like owner’.

The day featured a wide array of events, including ‘best in show’ pet judging, a dog obstacle course, a ‘pet-Archies’ competition featuring artworks created by Cranbrook Junior School students of their beloved pets, face-painting, fundraising stalls and a host of other activities.

Among those in attendance was Cranbrook Junior School student Archie Pelletier, who along with his beloved family pet groodle ‘Bucky’, managed to garner a host of prizes, including top prize in the ‘pet-Archies’.

Proud father Simon Pelletier said the aptly named Archie was overjoyed to take home the “pet-Archie” award, as well as leading Bucky before the judges to capture the best in show ‘Grand Dog’ award and prize for ‘Waggiest Tail’.

“We‘ve lost plenty of coffee cups around the house as Bucky trained for that one, so it was great to see he actually won the prize,” Mr Pelletier said.

The event raises funds for Cranbrook Explorers & Travellers Overseas Partnerships (CETOP), through which Cranbrook students, parents and teachers conduct charitable works in schools and health facilities in developing communities in India and Nepal.

“Cranbrook’s Family Pet Show is a wonderful way that we can bring the School community together for a fun day out, while raising funds for much needed community building projects abroad,” Mrs Marquet said.

“Through the School’s CETOP initiative, students, staff and parents do some amazing work, giving up their time and resources to work with developing communities gain access to the health and education opportunities so many of us take for granted.”


This article also appeared in the Daily Telegraph online via the Wentworth Courier, please see here.