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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is the Vatos Group and why do they host the Dog-A-Thon?

Vatos Group is a boutique real estate company in Chelsea founded by Sofia Vatos. In her efforts to give back to the community and her love of dogs, she and her team dedicate their time to delivering an annual Dog-A-Thon Family Fun Day.

How can I attend the Dog-a-thon Family Fun Day 2023?

This is an all-ages, family-friendly event located in Chelsea, Victoria. You and all your family and furry friends are invited to come and have a fun-filled day,

What time is the event on and where is the Dog-A-Thon Family Fun Day 2023?

The Dog-A-Thon Family Fun Day 2023 is on the 19th of November 2023 at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea, Victoria, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Are there ATM's at the event?

Yes! We have plenty of operational ATMs purely for this event. Each market stall manages its own stall for easy money-handling between its apparel/products and yourself. We do, however, encourage a CASHLESS payment system for minimal contact between suppliers and shoppers due to the ever-changing climate and safety restrictions in line with COVID-19.

Is there an Entrance Fee?

This is a free event open to the community, however, we encourage a small donation as you enter.

I have entered in the raffle, can I get a refund?

No, you cannot receive a refund.
In entering the raffle, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win.
The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and no cash alternative is offered. 
A winner will be chosen by a random draw performed on-site at Chelsea Bicentennial Park on the 19th of November 2023

Can I showcase my brand/products/services?

Yes! We would love to hear from you and see what you’ve got. Please get in touch with Mel on 0413 185 088. We will have an initial screening conversation about your brand.

Can I take photographs and videos at the 2023 Dog-A-Thon Family Fun day?

Yes, you can! Some people will not want themselves or Pets captured on camera, so make sure to ask first!

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