Pawsome doggie dress-up

Thalia Pennisi and her dog Scarling. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 248642_02

Michaela Meade

Pup Scarling is taking part in a pawsome doggie dress-up this month to help raise money for children in need.

The Craigieburn canine and her human companion Thalia Pennisi are taking part in Petember, in support of Variety Club.

The month-long fundraiser has participants dress up their canines to raise money for Variety assistance dogs, which help kids living with autism, anxiety and epilepsy.

Thalia, whose siblings benefited from the support of Variety while growing up, jumped at the chance to take part in Petember.

“Petember seemed like a great opportunity to help support [Variety’s] cause and raise awareness and funds for the incredible work they do, especially with their assistance dogs,“ she said.

“Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.

“For those not able to donate, even just sharing the cause with your family and friends, or via social media is a tremendous help.

“We can all do our part to make life better and brighter for kids in need.”