Dogs converge on Morpeth Common for the RSPCA's 2017 Million Paws Walk

At least 600 dogs are expected to wag their tails in historic Morpeth on Sunday for their favourite four-legged event of the year.

The Million Paws Walk at Morpeth Common will start at 8.30am ahead of the 10am 2.5 kilometre stroll in the name of raising money for the RSPCA. 

For many furbabies the outing is a chance to be inundated with canine smells, make new friends and check out the many stalls, particularly ones selling doggie biscuits.

For their owners itโ€™s a chance to give back and mingle with other dog lovers. 

NSW RSPCA Hunter Region manager Debbie Jaggers said live music, jumping castles, face painting, and a police dog display were some of the fun things to do after the walk.

Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson and Big Dog will open the walk. 

HELPING: Trent Hodkinson with one of the RSPCA dogs in need of a home.

HELPING: Trent Hodkinson with one of the RSPCA dogs in need of a home.

โ€œThe weather is going to be nice on Sunday so itโ€™ll be a nice day to sit in the sun and enjoy the entertainment and activities,โ€ she said. 

โ€œItโ€™s a fun day out and the money is going back into funding the work the RSPCA does and the education programs and school holiday programs it runs.โ€

Dog owners can register on the day or beforehand online. To find out more click here