Some families travelled up to four hours with their pooches to join the tale-wagging madness at Floriade's Dog Day Out on Tuesday.
Alongside the striking flowerbeds strolled Dalmatian and Pug besties, Chihuahuas in prams and lots of curious noses sniffing the spring scents – although it felt more like summer as the mercs hit 31.
RSPCA ACT CEO Tammy Ven Dange was thrilled the event could run again after it raised around $3000 for the organisation last year.
"It costs us about $20 a day to take care of an animal so that was about 150 days of care that we were able to do because of the generous donations of people who came to the park," she said.
Chynna Marston said her Dalmatian Dollie and pug Tuffie McPuggles "absolutely loved being social".
"They enjoyed the flowers but they've been more interested in meeting other dogs and saying hello to all the people as well," she said.
Beth Skybinsky drove all the way from Emu Plains so she could bring her four-legged friends to the nation's biggest spring celebration. But Blondie the chihuahua and Stevie the mini pinscher preferred viewing the million bulbs from inside a pram than from the ground.
The abundance of canines in one park was less chaotic than you'd expect, Ms Ven Denge said.
"Owners are extremely responsible when they come to this event and recognise that if they weren't responsible the likelihood of having a Dog Day Out again drastically diminishes, so they keep them away from the tulip beds," she said.
"You can tell with the wagging tales and the sniffing noses that they like to meet and greet each other and it's fantastic for the owners who then do the same."
She hopes it will became an annual event, and Floriade's Naomi Fallon said it likely will be.
"Last year was the first year we've done this in a long time. It was a huge success so that's why we brought it back again this year, and we expect it will be another huge success and we'll bring it back again," Ms Fallon said.
Pets may have to wait until next year to enjoy the annual festival, but humans have until October 11 to soak up some Floriade sun.