Dogs Trust

Gearing up for a pawsome Fun Day!

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are busy getting ready for the Fun Day.

Promoting Dogs Trust Ilfracombe's Fun Day with Dogzilla and Foxy.

It’s all hands (and paws) on deck this week, as staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe gear up for our annual Fun Day on Sunday 14 July.

The Fun Day, which is kindly sponsored by Argyll Vets, is being held at Mullacott Equestrian Centre, EX34 8NA, between 11am and 4pm – and with many activities undercover, it’ll be fun whatever the weather.

Helping to get ready for the event is Supporter Relations Office dog, Foxy the Labrador. She has had a busy week, starting off with an interview on Monday at local radio station, The Voice. However, she wasn’t in a talkative mood and preferred instead to take a sprawling position in the middle of the studio!

So it was left to me, Supporter Relations Officer Amy Bingham, to talk about what is planned for the day - from training and education talks, to our fun Dog Show, doggy activities and fun and games for the whole family. Of course, when it was time to leave the studio, Foxy was all too quick to muscle in on a photo with Breakfast Show presenter Hopps – especially as there were cuddles on tap! 

Foxy and I then stopped off at a local bank to meet a team of staff who have kindly volunteered to help out at our Fun Day. It was an opportunity to thank them in advance for giving up their time this weekend – and of course for Foxy, it was a chance to top up on more fuss and attention!

Meanwhile, back at the rehoming centre Foxy has been busy mingling with a new visiting dog, who looks a little bit like her – only bigger! It is of course, Dogzilla, who has been in Ilfracombe, Braunton, Barnstaple, Combe Martin and Woolacombe over the last few days to promote the Fun Day. If you see her around, make sure you give her a wave.

So, will you be joining us? We do hope so. It’s promises to be a great community day, made possible by our amazing staff and volunteers, as well as local businesses and individuals who have kindly supported us and donated great prizes.

If you would like more information about Dogs Trust Ilfracombe's Fun Day, please check out our event webpage, find us on Facebook or contact me on 01271 817716 or email [email protected]