Dog’s Trust show raises £13,000

Rachel Glen and Stuart Aitken and their dogs performed a  'Heelwork to Music' demonstration. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
Rachel Glen and Stuart Aitken and their dogs performed a 'Heelwork to Music' demonstration. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
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A fun filled afternoon for dogs and owners raised £13,000 for the Loughborough charity, Dogs Trust.

Despite the torrential rain, the event at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Sunday attracted 2,000 people.

Sharon Spencer and her 3 year old beagle Archie take the Doggy Dash challenge. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Sharon Spencer and her 3 year old beagle Archie take the Doggy Dash challenge. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Four legged visitors were treated to an all-day fun dog show, with categories including best veteran, waggiest tail, and best in show.

Two-legged members of the family were treated to craft and shopping stalls, all day refreshments, a raffle and tombola.

A spokesperson for Dogs Trust said: “From those that brought their furry friend along to take part in the dog show to the ones who stopped by for a spot of cake, we are so grateful to the visitors and volunteers who stopped by for a spot of cake, we are so grateful to the visitors and volunteers who made the day possible.

“Each and every year we also see a number of familiar faces in the form of dogs that have been adopted from the rehoming centre, one of the absolute highlights of the day, and this year was no different. To see such happy hounds with their much loved families brings smiles to all our faces and we can’t wait to see our current residents in this position next year.”

Dog's Trust staff members Rebecca Calver and Sian Fairley with a variety of merchandise on offer. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Dog's Trust staff members Rebecca Calver and Sian Fairley with a variety of merchandise on offer. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Funds raised on the day will help the charity look after and care for stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs at its rehoming centre.

Ready for inspection in the dog show arena. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Ready for inspection in the dog show arena. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams