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Great North Dog Walk

Great North Dog Walk

Join over 30,000 dogs at The Great North Dog Walk, one of the biggest gathering of dogs anywhere the world.

Celebrating 30 years of this fantastic event, take part in a relaxed, informal 3 mile walk across stunning coastal landscape in South Shields.

The event is open to everyone on two and four legs and there are accessible routes available for those who need them.

Registration for the event is free for every person and pooch.   Raise £100 in sponsorship with Dogs Trust and we’ll send a t-shirt for the human and a bandana for your dog.


Key details

Date: Sunday 27th September 2020
Location: The Leas, South Shields
Distance: 3 miles
Age: All welcome
Registration fee: Free to register (please register for each dog attending)
Sponsorship target: Raise £100 in sponsorship to receive a t-shirt and dog bandana
New registration date:

Online registrations close on September 25. Registrations will be open on the day.


Register and start fundraising with Dogs Trust

To register with Dogs Trust, please click the register now button below. 
Please complete a registration for each dog that is attending.

  Register now  


Start fundraising for Dogs Trust

If you have already registered for the event via the Great North Dog Walk website but would like to fundraise with Dogs Trust, please complete the form below.
Please complete a registration for each dog that is attending.

  Request a fundraising pack today  


What do you get from Dogs Trust?

• A fundraising guide
• Access to Dogs Trust promotional items including collection box, banner and stickers
• Fundraising support from the Community Fundraising Team
And if you raise over £100 in sponsorship - A t-shirt for you and a bandana for your dog


How will your sponsorship help?

Your valued donations go a long way to look after the dogs at Dogs Trust. Here are some figures to give you an idea of how your sponsorship from this event can help the dogs in our care.

£10 could provide a new training lead for one of our canine residents.

£20 could provide a comfy dog bed for one of our canine residents.

£35.80 could pay for the cost of looking after a dog for a day at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

Raise £100 sponsorship target for this event, and this could help to reduce the number of stray dogs in the community and those facing being put to sleep by running a Dog School training class in your area.

Raise £400 sponsorship for this event, and you could help us neuter three dogs helping prevent unwanted puppies.