Every dog has its day

Pic: Simon St Clare
Pic: Simon St Clare
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From the tiniest Chihuahua to a giant Leonberger, Willen Lake South became canine central on Saturday as thousands joined the Big Doggie Do.

The event, arranged by the Parks Trust, saw kind hearted dog lovers dip into their pockets to raise over £2,500 for the animal charities who had stalls on the day.

Pic: Simon St Clare

Pic: Simon St Clare

These included Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Greyhound Rescue, HULA, SOS Animals, Huskies in Need, Medical Protection Dogs, the RSPCA and Dogs for the Disabled.

Greyhound Rescue also won the draw to win £232 raised from the pedigree classes and fun competitions, which included best veteran, waggiest tail and most appealing eyes.

Other highlights included dog dancing displays and obedience demonstrations. There were also free giveaways, refreshments and exhibitors selling everything you might need for your dog.

Julie Dawes, Events Coordinator at The Parks Trust, said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better day for the Big Doggie Do and it was brilliant to see it so well supported by the canine community and their families.”