The Bark Agenda: September 2014 Dog-Friendly Events


Brace yourself furry ones, this month is chock a block with dog-friendly events so without further ado here’s September’s Bark Agenda …

6 September: PUP AID, Primrose Hill, London 
Head over to the leafy Primrose Hill in North London for this annual event, designed to raise awareness for the cruel practice of puppy farming. Hosted by TV vet Marc Abraham, guests can enjoy celebrity-judged dog shows, boutique market stalls (look out for our pals Poppy & Rufus) and gourmet food for human and hound.
More info/book: Pupaid.org


7 September: PETSPYJAMAS #PETSTOPARIS ‘PET PROTEST’, King’s Cross Station, London
Lifestyle website PetPyjamas have launched a campaign to allow pets to travel in a dedicated carriage (with their owners) via the Eurostar. With 2,500 signatures received to date, and a total of 100,000 to reach by 30 September in order for their #PetsToParis petition to be debated by the government, they’ve still got a way to go. This weekend, they plan to stage a ‘Pet Protest’ to draw attention to their campaign. Word is that it’s meet at 8am by the train boards but if want to join them and get your #PetsToParis bandana, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also sign their petition HERE.
More info/book: Petspyjamas.com


7 September, BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME’S ANNUAL REUNION & FUN DAY, Battersea Park, London
Join the UK’s most famous dog home for their free family day out including dog classes, agility displays, stalls and tasty snacks. While you’re there say hi to the home’s latest residents - six new German Shepherd puppies, who have been named Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Joey and Chandler in homage to Friends’ twentieth birthday. The event is open to all dogs, not just ex-residents and all money raised will go towards caring for the thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats who come into their three centres every year. 
More info/book: Battersea.org.uk

13 September, WOOFSTOCK UK, Marnhull Dorset
One for you hippy hounds, expect competitions such as the fastest sausage eater, along with Murray’s Mayhem alley (a distraction course, a dog crèche, zen chill out zone, live bands into the night, and lots of food and drink to wash down your fun! 
More info/book: Woofstockuk.co.uk

20-21 September, PAWS IN THE PARK, Kent
A super-size mix of indoor and outdoor fun with arena events and displays, Flyball, K9 Aqua Zone, Dash ‘N’ Splash and our favourite kind of activity – shopping - in the show’s Barks and Spenders indoor shopping mall.
More info/book: Pawsinthepark.net


28 September, CHISWICK HOUSE DOG SHOW, Chiswick London 
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Chiswick House Dog Show promises to be bigger and better than ever. Celebrity guests will be judging seventeen fun classes such as My Dog’s Got Talent, and in honour of their 10th year, there’s a special class for senior canines over ten years old. There’ll also be lots of have-a-go activities including an egg and spoon relay race combining adults, children and dogs (the mind boggles). 

To celebrate the event’s anniversary, local artist, Alfred Daniels, has created the special illustration featured above, inspired by the many dogs that regularly enjoy a walk in Chiswick House Gardens. There’s an opportunity to buy one of 50 signed prints, with all monies raised going to Chiswick House & Gardens Trust. And if you want to explore the neighbourhood, check out Stately Hound’s My Dog-Friendly Neighbourhood Guide to Chiswick guest post for Barkarama.

More info/to book: Chiswickhousedogshow.org.uk
To purchase one of the limited edition prints: HERE

Which one is it going to be? Enjoy whatever you decide.

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