28 Amazing Dog Friendly Events
As we head into June, it finally feels like summer is in full swing. The number of doggy events is also ramping up. To help you find something fun to do with your pup we have put together a list of 28 amazing dog-friendly events up and down the country to attend this month. There are plenty of dog shows to compete in, fetes, dog cinema plus some new store openings and, of course, Bring Your Dog to Work Day! As always make sure you email us a pic of you and your pups having a great time this month, whatever you get up to.
While this is not a permanent opening, Fetch & Follow’s week long pop up store is well worth a visit. Their latest spring/ summer collection will be available, taking inspiration from the Japanese philosophy ‘Mottaini’ – a sense of regret concerning waste. You will also find yummy treats to nibble whilst you browse and some great suggestions of dog friendly places to go on to next.
Dogsnug are opening their very first store. The Luxury dog accessories brand has a large range of dog collars, leads, coats, jumpers and toys which are designed and handmade in London. Their designs are inspired by urban, edgy fashion whilst retaining good functionality and sustainable practices. Their store will be located in North London; A vibrant community of makers and just a few minutes walk from the lush Alexandra Palace.
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The UK’s annual celebration of Volunteers. Events are held across the country to recognise, reward and recruit volunteers. Maybe now is the time to start helping many of the wonderful doggy charities desperately needing assistance.
The theme for this years World Oceans Day is preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. You can do your bit by taking a closer look at the products you use and how you dispose of them. It is also a great opportunity to take a walk along the beach or in the countryside with your pup and do a quick litter pick.
Doga is a yoga practice in which humans can incorporate their dogs, large and small, and benefit equally. Not sure what to do? You can join Doga Mahny at Alpha Dog Training Ground, Finsbury Park starting at 10.30am. Tickets are £10 each, which are limited. All proceeds are going to charity.
It’s not just humans that need blood donations. Our canine friends are also able to donate to help save the lives of up to 4 pups. Pet Blood Bank UK are looking for donors so if you think you and your dog can assist get in touch.
This is a big event for us dog owners! We’re very fortunate in that Ari, our pup, comes to work with us every day. It is a great opportunity to show the benefits dogs can have in the workplace. We would love to see pics of your pups at work so tag us on social @thedogswithme or email them over.
There will be doggy inspired brunch dishes, and freshly made dog treats for your pup. A range of stalls will also ensure you will be able to buy a gift for your four-legged friend. Tickets are £5 and include tea and coffee with proceeds going to the charity organiser All Dogs Matter.
Family fun day and dog show Raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. Registration for the dog show is from 1pm for all 12 classes. Rosettes will be placed for 1st – 4th place. Entry is £1.50 per class. A scurry run for the pups will be running alongside the arena. There are plenty of other things for the whole family to get involved wth, including food stalls, arts and crafts, a beer tent and music, including an Olly Murs tribute act. Admission to the whole event is free and should be a great day out.
3rd – Canine Carnival | Bellfield Park, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Returning for the 3rd year, the Canine Carnival will be a fun day out for the family and the dog. With a variety of stalls to support local animal charities and pet supplies to pick up a treat for your pup. There will also be a fun dog show and a canine adventure playground! All proceeds from the day will go to Seaton-based charity Mrs Murray’s Home for Stray Dogs and Cats. For more information contact Mickey on 01224 733832 or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Dog Watch Doggie Day returns for a family fun day with bouncy castles, charity dog show with prizes and rosettes, have a go at dog agility, kids games and more. This year all proceeds will be in aid of Labrador Rescue. The Police and Neighbourhood Watch will be in attendance so if you’ve got any questions or concerns, feel free to come along for a chat. The dog show consists of 15 classes, entry is £1.50 into each.
Enjoy the 11am brunch followed by 1:30pm screening of Lady & The Tramp and bring your dog along too! Two ticket options are available £15 – cinema and brunch or £30 – cinema, brunch and 1.5hrs bottomless prosecco. Both come with bottomless treats and a bowl of Pawsecco on arrival for your pooch!
The dog & human paddle board session lasts for 3hrs starting from Active 360 by Kew Bridge – paddling out & back with the tide, finishing at Kew! The cost of each dog/human team is £55 including instruction. The price also includes the rental of a Ruffwear Dog life-jacket if required! Spaces are limited to just 12 people and their pups so you will need to book fast.
DogFest returns for another series of fun filled weekends all about dogs. Hosted by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest is the ultimate dogs show for your furry best friends. Expect to take part in lots of activities with your dog, enjoy amazing displays, expert advice, fun dog shows, shopping, music and much more! Tickets are available in advance or on the door Adult £16.50, Child £10.50, Senior £12.50, Family £45 (Entrance to the show for one day, plus a free show guide and free parking) Weekend tickets are also available.
Fresh food will include wood fired pizzas, Mexican burritos, paella, Caribbean food, as well as the St Christopher’s cake, beer and Pimm’s Tent. Regan Anderton, winner of BBC1’s Yes Chef! and owner of The Cooking Shed, will be running 20 minute focaccia pizza making workshops for adults and children. They will be hosting a fancy dress contest for kids in honour of the Queen’s official birthday which is on the very same day! A prize will be awarded to the most magnificent king or queen. The contest is free to enter and starts at 1.30pm. Entry into the dog show is £3 on the day, before the 3pm start.
There are 2 rings for the dogs to compete in with 15 classes including ‘dog not having won a prize today’! Dogs do not have to be kennel club registered and pet dogs may compete. Alongside the dogs are 5 rings for horses to compete in. If you haven’t been to a horse event previously it is a great one to watch when you have finished showing your dog.
Starting at 11am with a ‘cook for your dog’ masterclass, owners will be taught to create nutritious and tasty meals for their dogs at home, while your pup samples titbits. Both humans and their pooches will then be treated to a two course brunch with free flowing prosecco and pawsecco! Finish the day talking to pet paw-traits master Robert James Clarke about his work as well as commission portraits, whilst your pup takes a dip in the paddling pool. Tickets starting at £35 (of which £15 is donated to Dogs Trust).
The dog show will start from 1pm on both days. This weekend will be packed with fun for all the family vintage show lots of market stalls old vehicles birds of prey and horse show. Organised by, and raising funds for, Ark Angels Rescue.
The very first Pugs on the Beach event organised by Pug & Puffin will be held on Back Beach from 2 – 5. All dogs are welcome, as are children. Park at Charmouth Road car park, Lyme Regis DT7 3DR. Walk 3 minutes directly to the beach via the footpath.
This fun Family Event will have lots of retail stalls, games, food and refreshments. The dog show will have rosettes 1st-5th and trophies for Best Rescue and Best in Show. This year there will also be a classic car show and Water Zorbs for the kids.
The dog show forms part of the larger Kew Fete with over 110 stalls, food court, performances by local acts and a vintage fairground. Registration for the dog show is open from 12 – 2.30 with 7 classes available to enter costing £3 per class.
Open to dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes, register at the ‘Barkside’ stall on Redcross Way (south side) from 12.15pm in to any of the 5 categories available. A £3 donation per entry is recommended, with all proceeds going to All Dogs Matter. The show is part of the day-long ‘free’ street party spanning Union Street to Flat Iron Square.
At the Scrufts Dog Show your furry friends will be judged on the waggiest of tails, their biscuit catching prowess, party tricks, cutest outfit and more. With live music, street food, demos from local agility and gun dog groups, doggy accessory & treat stalls, celebrity judges, and activities for all the family. Entries are £3 online with a percentage of all the profits going to an animal rescue charity.
Join some of the long stay centre dogs and enjoy a summer dog walk around the beautiful Waddesdon Estate. Entry for the sponsored walk is £10 per family, or a minimum of £10 sponsorship money with all money raised for Blackberry Farm Animal centre. The walk starts at 10.30 finishing around 1.30 with refreshments at the end. All dogs Must be kept on a lead during the walk.
There are 21 classes available to enter so you are sure to find something your pup will be great at. Entry is just £1 with all funds being used to support SARA Animal Rescue. There will also be food and drink stalls, a raffle, tombola and the opportunity to buy your pooch something special.
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