Pooches in the Park

A dog walking foray around Bishop Auckland Castle Park. A bring a "DOG" party!

Pooches in the Park

Calling Dads, Doggies and Everyone else!
We've teamed up with Butterwick Hospice for a morning of canine fun and frolics in the splendid setting of Auckland Castle, kind permission of The Auckland Project.
Dog agility area, cutest dog competition, dog/owner lookalike contest, pet sketches, a choice of dog walks in the historic Deer Park, rewards, refreshments and much more, with all proceeds to the Hospice.
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Entry is £8 per pooch with optional sponsorship!

We welcome 'School of Dogs' with their agility course for displays and for your pooches to 'have a go'.

There will be competitions on the day, along with a goodie bag for your pooch!!

Registration is from 9.30am, activities will start from 10am.

From 10am there will be a variety of agility classes running throughout the morning, along with small competitions, which your pooch can be entered into. The mornings running schedule is as follows: 
10AM - Prettiest Pooch
10.15AM – Handsome Hound
10.30AM – Best Rescue
10.45AM – Best Pedigree
11AM – Daddy and Doggy look-a-like
11.15AM – A little thank you for everyone who took part

11.30AM – Dave Thomas to open the 5k route

Please note that each competition is £1 entry and if your pooch comes in 1st, 2nd or 3rd, they will receive a rosette - sponsored by the Feed Warehouse.

We also have stalls, catering and even a pooches selfie booth on the day so make sure you arrive on time to experience everything with us.

The walk be be officially opened by Dave Thomas - former England Football Player and his guide dog.

Thank you to Trophy Pet Foods, Bishop Auckland Town Council and Wilson's Vets for kindly sponsoring the event.

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