Hopefully, you have some home-based time-off in August, and you and your doggie can spend some quality time together.
Here is a round-up of just some of the doggie-based outings that are taking place this month…
Where: The Paddock, St John at Hackney’s
When: August 5
What’s the best thing about this show? All the proceeds go to the charity, All Dogs Matter, a charity that concentrates on dog rescue and rehoming in London. You can register your dog to be in with a chance of winning some pawsome (groan!) prizes. Categories include the best dog, best trick and waggiest tail. Entry is £5 per dog. You will also get the chance to meet with the All Dogs Matter team and some of the dogs who are looking for their forever homes.
Dog-friendly Cinema Screening – The Big Sick
Where: Picture House Central, Piccadilly Circus, London
When: August 20 at 11.45am and August 26 at 5pm
What can be better than watching a great film – the rom-com of the year – in the company of your pet pooch? These special screenings come complete with water bowls inside and outside the screen and blankets so dogs can sit on the seats next to their guardians. Dogs go free.
Where: near Falmouth, Cornwall
If you are lucky enough to escape to Cornwall this summer, Trebah Gardens is a really dog-friendly venue. You can even take your pet into the café there. It’s also rated as one of the top 80 gardens in the world. At this time of year, make sure you see the giant gunnera. The gardens run lots of events. Check with the management team first to check if your dog will be welcome.
Where: Catton Park, South Derbyshire, DE12 8LN
When: August 4 to 6
Organised by the Doodle Trust, Doodlefest’s aim is to educate people about the gorgeous poodle crosses the charity helps every year and to raise money to fund their work. There are camping, entertainment and the event is set in a secure venue where dogs can run about freely. Entertainment includes a pub quiz, a fun dog show, fancy dress a disco and the doggy Olympics. You can do the full weekend or a day only on Saturday 5 August.
Where: Quay St Car Park
When: August 12
Love Welsh food and drink? The Cardigan Festival celebrates all that is wonderful about welsh provisions. There will be a huge variety of food stalls, river entertainments to watch, bands and plenty of seating where you can sit to eat and enjoy your purchase. Dogs with responsible owners are welcomed. There is a free park and ride service from the town, and again if your dog is well-behaved, she can come along too.