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  1. We’d love you to join us for Anna’s 5 mile Christmas-themed dog walk in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace on Saturday 9th November at 9.30am. Anna loves Christmas, so we would love participants, including dogs, to join us wearing Christmas hats or other Christmas items! All are welcome. You don’t have to have a dog to take part. To register, please click on the registration link below. You will be taken to a secure page where DanMedical is hosting the Paypal transactions. Registration fees are £10/Adult and £5/Child, 0-4 years and dogs are free. Registration closes on 31st October BUT we are strictly limited to 101 dogs so please register early! Once registered, please download and print sponsorship forms from the link below or if you prefer, sponsor money can be added directly to Anna’s justgiving page through the Donate link. If possible, please mention on the page that the donation is for the Blenheim dog walk. We are suggesting a recommended sponsorship goal of £100 per person/family.
  2. Come and join us and enjoy our first Sunday walk for winter, we will walk from Dog Area at the Pavilion End to Stone Groyne and back. (Please remember to book a table at one of many dog friendly places). Please keep your dog under close control, or on a lead, Can we ask you to please remember to bag and bin your litter. We hope to see many of our friends and hope some new ones too. Everyone welcome, level walking on mainly sand. Buses stop at the Kings Statue, parking at the Pavilion Carpark, and at The Swannery Carpark (charges apply) Follow our page to keep updated about our regular winter walks.
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    Howl'oween Pawty

    Hellish Hounds, Fangtastic Beasts and Petrifying Puppies. Join us for a frighteningly fabulous Halloween party at WEST On the Green, Glasgow About this Event Join us for the ultimate Howl'oween party - with your pooch! Our fur-filled pawty takes place on Halloween, 31st October from 7pm at WEST On the Green. With every ticket, you'll receive a pint of beer and a currywurst roll for the humans, and Goody bags from Tails.com with plenty of treats for the pooch. Prizes for the Most Fangtastic Costume and Gruesome Twosome . So get those old bed sheets and scissors at the ready, it's going to be one frightfully fabulous night!
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    Day of the Dog

    We're inviting you and your furry pals to a BIG colourful Mexican party on Saturday 2nd November at Mr Fox Croydon, London from 1pm! Day of the Dog is an immersive Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) style celebration, full of colour and joy to celebrate our dogs. We want to see as many dogs there as possible, the big, the small, the fluffy and tall! Tickets cost £21, and one dog goes free per ticket. Extra dogs are allowed to join for £3 each. You and your Amigos can enjoy: Games and Prizes from Dog Furiendly Mariachi music from Mariachi Amigo Free Calavera (Skull) Face Painting for The Humans Goody Bag from Tails.com Piñatas filled with doggy treats Mini Dog Show Searching for the Most Handsome Chico and Prettiest Chica Plenty of Photo opportunities Mexican Drink offers from Mr Fox During the event, there will also be a space for you to bring photos of your departed doggies, traditionally known as an altar. We invite you to bring offerings to the altar in the form of your dog’s favourite food, treats, toys etc. Dogs were believed to guide the ancestral spirits to their final resting place in the afterlife. Therefore, all items donated to the altar will go to the Guide Dogs, as they guide living spirits to where they need to go. We can't WAIT to see all your beautiful perros! ------------------------------------------------------ About Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Día de Los Muertos originated in Mexico celebrating the everlasting bonds of family with food, art and colourful customs, showing love and respect to deceased family members. Deceased family members are kept alive within the community in memory and spirit and during Día de Los Muertos their spirits return to be with their families. Altars are created to bring the spirits home, filled with family photos, candles, marigolds, and their favourite things. ---- Please note: this event is not part of the Dia de los Muertos public holiday, which has significant religious meaning. Many traditions will not be happening at this event.
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    The National Pet Show

    Join us for a jam-packed weekend. Tons of animals, expert advice & shopping galore. IF YOU'RE MAD ABOUT DOGS, YOU CAN'T MISS THE DOG VILLAGE! The Dog Village, is an essential visit for all canine lovers! Meet your favourite breeds and ask the experts any burning questions you have. Whether you're looking to add a new member to your family or want to share stories about looking after your breed. There will be fantastic dog displays in the Activity Arena as well as training demos in the School 4 Dogs Ring and pooches strutting their stuff on the Canine Catwalk. Meet famous pooches in our Hound Hangout, including your favourite Dogs of Instagram!
  6. We have a long haired German Shepherd so she takes a lot of grooming. She’s not a fan of ‘brush’ day but she puts up with it... just like having a bath haha!
  7. Hi Andrea, Poppy and Bailey! What cute fur babies you have there. Do they take much grooming to keep them so fluffy? Enjoy the site Helen
  8. Hi Angela and Blaze, Have a great time with agility training. It sounds like Blaze is one clever pup! Enjoy the site. Helen
  9. Hi Bob and Daisy, What a bundle of fun. I love her little white 'socks'. I hope the training is going well? Enjoy the site. Helen
  10. Hi Ann and Bailey, You certainly live in a wonderful part of the country, I imagine you have some wonderful walks! Bailey is one lucky Pup! Enjoy the site. Helen
  11. We have a German Shepard. This is Kara 🙂 She loves walks and collecting sticks and snoozing in the sun in the garden.
  12. Hi Anna and Sammy, lovely to see you here. I expect seeing Sammy so happy makes all the hard work worthwhile. Is there a particular treatment Sammy needs for his epilepsy? I’ve actually never heard of this in a dog before. Helen
  13. Welcome Felicity and Marley! Marley looks like a bundle of fun and very playful. There are quite a few French bulldogs on the site now! Enjoy the site 🙂 Helen
  14. Welcome Laura, and of course welcome to Nala and Angel! We look forward to getting to know more about you and your puppers as well!
  15. Kara loves her toy owl... affectionately know as ‘smelly owl’.
  16. I will eventually be looking to get involved in working with some charities but it’s not the right time for us to do that right now... sometime in the future I will look into it. I am inspired by what you are doing!
  17. Hi Dawn, a warm welcome to you and Buddy to the site! Are you fostering through a charity? I would love to know more about how you got involved in fostering fur babies...
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    Pooches in the Park – Sheffield’s “Leading Dog” Show & Artisan Market Come along and join us at Millhouses Park in Sheffield for our annual Dog Show and Artisan Market. Last year was our first year and a huge success and this year we are even bigger and better! Best of all….Entry to Pooches in the Park is completely FREE for you and your pooch. At the show you can also enter your wonderful pooches into any of our competition classes and be in with a chance of winning a fabulous rosette and prize (rosettes to sixth place). We will also have a selection of amazing stalls selling artisan products for both pooches and people. This is a great day out and not to be missed! For more information on booking a stall, volunteering, dog classes or donations please contact [email protected] Ring One £2.00 per class 1) 12.00pm Puppy Class under 6 months 2) 12.20pm Golden Oldie (small dog over the age of 10 years) 3) 12.40pm Prettiest Bitch (Small Dog) 4) 1.00pm Most Handsome Hound (Small Dog) 5) 1.20pm Best Pedigree 6) 1.40pm Best Junior Handler (under 14years) 7) 2.00pm Musical Sits 😎 2.20pm Best Toy Dog 9) 2.40pm Best Rescue (Special Prize for Best Thornberry Rescue) 10) 3.00pm Waggiest Tail Competition 11) 3.20pm Best in Show (All Class Winners) 12) 3.40pm Thornberry’s Famous Sausage Race (Free Entry) Ring Two £2.00 per class 1) 12.00pm Puppy Class 6months-12months 2) 12.20pm Golden Oldie (Large dog over the age of 8years) 3) 12.40pm Prettiest Bitch (Large dog) 4) 1.00pm Most Handsome Dog (Large Dog) 5) 1.20pm Best Cross Breed 6) 1.40pm Best Pack (2 or more dogs in the family) 7) 2.00pm Best Fancy Dress 😎 2.20pm The One the Judge wants to take home 9) 2.40pm Scruffiest Dog 10) 3.00pm Best Trick Ring Three £3.00 Fastest Time wins £50.00 Pets at Home Voucher and Hamper Fun Dog Agility – Practice Round and a round against the Clock
  19. Maybe I've come late to this initiative and most of our members are probably already doing their bit, but I wanted to share this fantastic venture with our dog lovers community. If like me you are concerned about plastic waste in our enviroment and are trying to do your bit, this can be another small thing that you can do as part of your daily routine that can make a difference. When you are out walking your dog pick up two pieces of plastic and take them to your recycle bin or rubbish bin. It's a small action but a little everyday can make a huge difference to your local community. We recently took Kara to the local beach, she loves to run along the sand and especially to run into the breakers in the sea. As we walked along the sand we noticed pieces of litter and filled an empty poo bag full of rubbish. Pieces of plastic, empty drinks cans and bottles and even a discarded electric toothbrush! It's amazing what is left or washes up on the beach. We brought the bag full of litter home and dropped the pieces that could be recycled into our home recycle bin and the rest in the waste bin. Don't worry the poo bag was used next time we went for a walk. The initiative was started by Marion Montgomery from Stonehaven, Scotland. https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/fetch-dog-walkers-take-the-lead-on-plastic-waste-1-4854075 “A lot of dogs pick up plastic bottles,” she said. “But once your dog has picked it up you can’t really throw it away, so most people will take it with them and put it in a bin. It’s like dogs have been telling us to do this for years. I’ve just given it a name and encouraged folk to do a bit more.” She started a facebook page to share her idea on local social media. You can follow the facebook page, twitter or instagram. We posted our contribution on the Paws on plastic Facebook page and had an instant response from the online community. https://www.facebook.com/pawsonplastic/ This is now something I do on every dog walk. Why not try it yourself, create a good habit on your daily dog walk and make a small difference. Then share your contribution on social media and get others involved!
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    Dogs Allowed

    Event Details Come along for a day out for ALL the family! Take part in games and activities for dogs and their people, MCT climbing wall, lots of demonstrations from dog handlers and service organisations, great food, crafts and the Dogs Allowed Pet Parade! Enjoy demonstrations by service dogs and dog trainers Visit our Vet-Check station for great advice Let your dog take part in different types of activities Games and MCT Climbing Wall for kids of all ages Craft stalls and lots of handmade products Woodfired Pizza, Ice Cream and other great street food vendors Dogs Allowed Pet Parade For an exhibitor pack please email: [email protected]
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    Come and join us on the Saturday 24th August for our Summer Fayre & Dog Show! There will be lots of fun and games going on in the day, as well as many fantastic external stalls too! Entry: £1 adults, 50p children. All money raised goes towards the animals in our centre. LOTS of fun activities to be involved in. Bring your dog down and take part in our fun dog show on the day too! Dog show registrations from 12pm, dog show starts at around 1.30pm. Dog show categories include: The Loveliest Lady Most Fabulous Fella Cutest Puppy (6 months to 12 months) Most gorgeous golden oldie (any dog over 7 years) Dog with the biggest smile Best rescue Dog Waggiest tail Best trick BEST IN SHOW! All entries: £2 first class, £1 after that. Top 3 get a rosette. Winner of each category gets a prize! Please note; all dogs taking part in the fun dog show must be over 6 months old and all be kept on leads at all times. Food & Drink available. Please come down and join in with our biggest open day of the year!
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    Our popular dog show returns for another year. Bring your pooch along to compete in some of our most serious categories: The waggiest tail Sausage eating Best control on lead The Kirkstall Abbey Dog Show is free. Just drop in!
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    Hola Huddersfield! Join us on Sunday 25th August for our fortnightly Doggy Disco! This is a chance to relax & network with other dog-owners in our dog & family friendly bar. WHATS ON: - FREE coffee & cake for every dog-owner - 2-4-1 tapas, cocktails & coffees ALL DAY - Free dog treats for all our furry friends - Brunch served until 2pm & food served until 10pm Share a pic of your pup enjoying their 'pawsecco' with the hashtag #DogsOfDeCuba for a cocktail on us! Don't miss out on your chance to come pet some pooches!
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    Dogs Day Out

    Calling all dog lovers! We’re holding our very own ‘Dogs Day Out’ and all four-legged friends are invited. It’ll be a fantastic opportunity to discover lovely local dog businesses, make friends with other dogs (and their owners!), and have fun in the process. There’ll be obstacle courses to keep the pups entertained, a sizzling BBQ (with tasty treats for pooches too) and lots of incredible suppliers and products – from accessories and dog treats to grooming and doggy day care. We’ll be announcing an exciting line-up of suppliers and activities over the coming weeks but in the meantime, please make sure you snap up your tickets before they sell out. Let’s treat our four-legged friends to a day they’ll never forget! Date: Saturday 31st August Time: 11am to 4pm Tickets: £2 per person. Children under 6 (and pets!) go FREE. Booking: Adult tickets must be booked online in advance – tickets will not be available to purchase on the day. Please bring a printed copy of your order confirmation email as this is your ticket!
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    The fun day is being organised by BARK (The Blackpool Association for Responsible K9’s and their humans). The association is an initiative working to promote responsible dog ownership in Blackpool. Nigel Patterson Chairman of BARK and a Friend of Stanley Park, said: “We are pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with Blackpool Orders for Dog Control Action Group, Tower Dog Club, Friends of Stanley Park and Blackpool Council. “The aim is to improve and promote responsible dog ownership throughout Blackpool. The BARK event in Stanley Park will be fun and family orientated. We hope to promote BARK and to educate the public regarding dog related issues.” Dog Friendly Cllr Maria Kirkland, Cabinet Member responsible for Community Cohesion and Leisure, added: “This event promises to be a great day out for dog owners and dog lovers and those who just want to watch the fun activities of our canine friends. “Stanley Park as always is such a wonderful location to hold events and I congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to organise BARK in Stanley Park.” FREE car parking is available on Lawson’s Field.