Dogs’ Big Day Out will help Hartlepool hospice

Janice Forbes and Cath Measor and the team from the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour.
Janice Forbes and Cath Measor and the team from the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour.

People are being urged to back the 7th annual Dogs’ Big Day Out to raise cash for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

There will be an assortment of fun, canine-themed activities including a sponsored dog walk, dog agility competition, doggy tombola, hug a pug and dog show.

New attractions for this year include an obedience competition with prizes for best adult handler and best young handler, a treasure hunt, grooming demonstration and doggy first aid.

Regular supporters Pugility, a pug agility display team, will be performing and this year they will have a western theme.

The hospice will have an online photo competition which will run on Facebook, where people will be invited to send in photos of their dogs.

The three photographs with the most ‘likes’ will win prizes and have the honour of being displayed at the event; visit the Hospice Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hartlepoolhospice.

Cath Measor, from the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour, along with her team, will be performing and selling dog toys and accessories.

One of the members has kindly donated a doll’s house with furnishings, which is going to be raffled to raise funds for the hospice.

The event takes place on Sunday, June 26, from 10am to 3pm at Summerhill Country Park.

Janice Forbes, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “I am looking forward to an action-packed day for dogs and owners alike; we are hoping that this will be the biggest and best yet.”

To register, visit www.hartlepoolhospice.co.uk or ring Janice Forbes on 01429 855536.