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Dogs Day Out in Rotherham
Published Friday 29th June 12
Fun day out in Clifton Park for pets and dog owners.
It will be a real 'dogs day afternoon' in Rotherham this weekend as the town's Clifton Park plays host to a fun day for all pooches and their owners.
Rotherham Borough Council is inviting all dog owners to take their canine friends out for an afternoon of fun and entertainment that will also be informative and helpful.
From 10 am until 3.30 pm on Saturday (June 30) the Park will host a wide range of activities including free micro-chipping for dogs courtesy of the Dogs Trust; charity stalls; a fun dog show; obedience and agility training and a special 'dog shop' selling just about everything a pampered pooch needs!
The dog show being organised by Rotherham Dog Rescue will be a fun event with categories including the 'scruffiest mutt' to the 'best rescue dog'. Costing just £1 to enter, it provides a fun alternative for proud owners to show off their pets.
Delinquent Dogz is a popular and responsibly-run dog agility club, which is going to be giving advice on obedience and agility. The club will also allow the public to have a go - so dog owners should ensure their pets are on their best behaviour!
The special 'dog shop' promises to be really well-stocked and will be selling everything from dog cages, doggy seatbelts, treats, toys and leads. Hardwick Hounds will be giving grooming advice as well as demonstrations, and Annette Lee Photography will be on hand to capture everyones pets in all their glory!
Information and activity stands will be provided by Thornberry Animal Sanctuary, Rain Rescue, Rescue Rangers, Willow Dog Rescue, German Shepherd Rescue and Labrador Welfare.
Clifton Park Ranger, Hannah O'Brien, who is organising the event, said the event promises to be a great day out for all local dog lovers and their pets. She added: "Clifton Park sees a large number of dog walkers every day, so it makes sense to invite them here for a fun day out that will also give advice and help on how to look after our four legged friends responsibly. If it is a success this year then we hope to make it an annual event."
Anyone wanting further information about the event should contact the Garden House Reception on Rotherham 254588 or visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/clifton