Charity FUN DOG SHOW in aid of Canine Partners
What a lovely day we had at Oakington Dog Day Care Centre on Sunday 16th September. The weather was a little windy, but the sun came out and, despite the A14 advertised as being closed, we had a great crowd turn up. And of course we had such amazing dogs which are the true stars of our show. The dogs gave our Judge Mrs Sarah Phipps-Baker an incredibly hard job in choosing her winners.
We raised an amazing £717 this year, taking our total raised to just over £2,000 over the last 3 years and we thank everyone heartily for their support, along with our sponsors who donated prizes so generously.
Congratulations go to our Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show this year were Bruno the Labradoodle and Blue the Border Collie.
James from Principal Studios was walking around taking photos of the day and our winners. Photos of our other winners can be found in a photo album on our Facebook Page, more photos will follow and be posted soon.
We were lucky to have the help from All4Pets and Cambridge Dogs who ran a Hoopers competition for us. Cambridge Puppy Training ran a fun Obedience test. The Oakington Cubs did a marvellous job providing a great bbq and raising funds to help them buy some much needed equipment. The Cambridgeshire Gundog Club helped to run the scurry. And we had a huge amount of help from a lot of friends who gave their time to help make our show a success. Without the help of all these people we wouldn’t have been able to put a show on and we thank them all from the bottom of our hearts.
Our thanks also go to our friends at Canine Partners who supported us so well by coming along with their dogs to our show, we loved seeing you. We had a lovely selection of charity stalls and trade stands.
We look forward to seeing you all again this time next year!
Our Chosen Charity
We chose Canine Partners charity for our first dog show because we wanted to support a charity that had a local connection to someone we knew. Canine Partners came to our show with lots of volunteers and dogs in training. We were thrilled and touched by how they supported our efforts.
We were invited to a Talk and Demonstration last year to learn more about the work that Canine Partners do. We enjoyed a demonstration by some of the dogs to see some of the amazing everyday tasks they can do. Then one lady sat in front of the gathered audience and spoke about the difference that a Canine Partners dog had made to her life after her legs were crushed by a car in a supermarket car park changing her life completely in just a few seconds. This lady ran her own business and had young children. A Canine partners dog gave her the ability to live her life and be independent again, it enabled her to do daily tasks and more than that it made her visible. When she was in being pushed in her wheelchair she felt invisible, but with a dog at her side she felt she had regained her identity. This lady had a profound effect on us and we committed then and there to support them again this year so that they can continue to do such valuable work.
Canine Partners receive no government funding and rely solely on donations from the public and legacies to help them continue their life-transforming work.
For more information about the work that Canine Partners do please click here
Want to know more about our fantastic Doggy Day Care Facilities?
We would love to talk to you and show you around our lovely facilities to give your dog a great day with us. We have lovely green outside space in our field and paddock. We have all sorts of toys and play equipment and most important of all our staff are simply awesome.
Or call us to arrange a visit please call us on 07704 729299 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org