Come 'woof' come all to pooch party
Thousands of dog-lovers and their four-legged friends headed to Inglenook Farm on Sunday (5 June) for the annual Dogs Trust Merseyside Summer Fun Day.
Around 2,000 dog-lovers raised almost £8,000 and to mark the success of the event, held at the farm for the first time, when a puppy was handed over to the centre the following day, the team named her Lavender - in recognition of the farm's reputation for growing Lavender and creating essential oils.
As the sun shone down, dog owners took part in the Fun Dog Show with classes ranging from Friendliest Pup to Best Child Handler with BBC Radio 2 presenter Janice Long judging Most Fabulous Female. As it was so warm, paddling pools were provided to keep dogs cool between them taking part in the classes, having a go at agility and enjoying the Doggy Dash.
Aimee Best, Dogs Trust Merseyside Supporter Relations Officer and organiser of the event, said:
"It was fantastic that so many people came along. The weather was very kind to us and it was lovely to see so many dogs, including those adopted from us over the years, having fun in the sun."
"We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us. Without their support we wouldn't be able to look after the hundreds of dogs that are handed over to us every year. Every penny raised helps us to continue to give them everything they need whilst they are with us waiting for their forever homes."