Coffee and “puppychinos” served up fur Biggest Morning Tea

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Eight-week-old King Charles Cavalier Hazel with Head To Tail Pets' Carla Benson.
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If you fancy a coffee date with your furry best friend for an important cause, Head to Tail Pets is serving up “puppychinos” today for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

The Albany business is urging people to head to the store with their dog for their morning coffee in a quirky take on the annual Cancer Council fundraiser.

There will be fresh brews for dogs and owners, served with some special treats.

Organiser Carla Benson said incorporating animals could bring a bit of fun to a serious cause.

“Personally, my mother died of cancer, which is part of the reason I wanted to do it,” she said.

“We have all got someone affected by cancer, and it is just one of those things you want to help out with.

“We try and do charity drives each year, and this is a fun one for a really great cause.”

Cancer Council WA’s Great Southern regional education officer Bruce Beamish urged the community to rally behind those who had been affected by cancer by supporting a Biggest Morning Tea event.

“This year we encourage people in the Great Southern to host or attend an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea as a way of reconnecting with their community, following the social isolation the pandemic brought,” he said.

“Since Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea began in 1994, millions of Australians have come together over a cuppa and a bite to eat in support of those affected by cancer.

“This generosity enables us to continue our work in cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services.”

Biggest Morning Tea events can be held any time before the end of June, with registrations online at Coffees and puppychinos will be served at Head to Tail Pets from 9.30am-11.30am today.

You can donate to the Head to Tail Pets event in-store or online at

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