Come woof, come all to festival for four-legged friends

The countdown is on for a weekend of canine capers when DogFest comes to Loseley Park next month. 

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity which has a charity shop in Godalming and a rehoming centre in Shoreham, is the charity partner for this year’s dog-focused festival and will be welcoming dog lovers to the Dogs Trust Village at the event. 

The Village will have lots of fun activities to take part in as well as information about some of the Dogs Trust dogs currently looking for homes. There will also be reunion parades for former residents of Dogs Trust who have now found their forever families, to take part in.  

Louise Round, Head of Supporter Relations at Dogs Trust, says: 

“This is the second year we have been DogFest’s charity partner and we, and all of our dogs, had a fantastic time last year. It was wonderful to see so many who were having a great day out with their forever families.   

“Anyone wanting to raise money for Dogs Trust can take part in the Big Dog Walk at the event. There will be walks of 2k and 4k, and one especially for puppies, and there are activities for children to take part in along the way. Also, the walks will take participants to parts of the park others won’t see!    

“Our Dog School colleagues will also be there holding interactive training activities as well as doing demos and giving dog-owners top tips to take home.” 

Visitors to the doggie dream day out will be able to take part in everything from an agility course and flyball to a hay bale race, a fun dog show and doggie diving.  Dr Scott Miller, ITV This Morning's vet, will also be on hand to give advice, answer questions, meet visitors and no doubt offer lots of tummy rubs.  

There is also an action-packed main arena with demonstrations from hugely talented canines and their trainers including TikTok sensation Lucy Heath and Crufts Freestyle winner Nicci Hindson will be showing off her dancing dogs in the obedience ring. 

Nicole Cooper, Managing Director of Touchpoint Live Media, the organisers of DogFest, says: 

"We can't wait to welcome you all to this most joyous event.  It's the only date in the festival calendar that can guarantee fun, laughter and hundreds of wagging tails.  We feel so proud that we can give back to these special four-legged souls who do so much for us." 

You can book your tickets via the Dogs Trust website at https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/latest/events/dogfest Every ticket booked via the Dogs Trust website will mean 15% of the ticket price goes to Dogs Trust, helping the charity care for around 14,000 dogs every year. 

To find out more about the dogs currently waiting for forever homes at Dogs Trust please go to www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming