Halloween Dog Walk and Show 2018

Looking for a fun dog show in London? Join the Halloween Dog Walk and Show organised by dog charity All Dogs Matter at the pub The Spaniards Inn in Hampstead Heath on Sunday 28th October 2018. Fancy dresses are welcome. Registration opens at 11am and the walk starts at 12.00pm (for one hour circa), before heading back to the Spaniards Inn for dogs and owners to strut their stuff on the ‘pupwalk’!

Find last year’s edition review and photos here and read about the 2016’s edition in this blog post.

Battersea Lates Cinema Night

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has announced a brand-new fundraising event to be held at their London Centre on 24 and 25 October. Battersea Lates will give ticketholders a unique opportunity to enter the grounds after dark, meet some very special dogs, and enjoy pizza beneath the stars, before cosying up in Battersea’s atmospheric surroundings to watch a classic animal-themed film.

The much-loved charity is following in the footsteps of other established London organisations to invite people in after hours, to enable the public to get a rare glimpse of Battersea after dark. A pop-up pizza vendor and bar will provide refreshments before an outdoor screening of the brilliant 1993 film, “Homeward Bound”. Visitors will also have the chance to meet some very friendly four-legged guests who have been given special permission to stay up late whilst their kennelmates sleep soundly far away from the festivities.

Battersea Centre Manager Steven Craddock said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming people to Battersea for a fun-filled evening. This is going to be an exciting new experience for everyone, not least of all for the lovely dogs who will be looking forward to meeting their special guests in October. All funds raised on the night will help our charity continue to offer help to over 7000 dogs and cats every year.”

The childhood classic movie celebrates its 25th anniversary on 22 October, making Battersea’s screening all the more special. The nostalgic tale features Golden Retriever Shadow, Chance the American Bulldog and cautious cat Sassy as they embark on a perilous journey through the Californian wilderness having mistakenly thought they had been abandoned by their family.

Gates will open at 6.45pm and the film is scheduled to begin at 8pm. Tickets cost £12 plus booking fee and can only be bought in advance online here. All guests must be aged 18 years or over due to licensing laws.

Pawtastic Charity Dog Walk

The Charity Dog Walk organised by The Mason’s Arms pub returns on 20th October 2018 to raise funds for charities Battersea and Shooting Star Chase Hospice. The walk will take place in Battersea Park and start in front of The Pear Tree Café at 11am. Join the fun!

Donation is £5 and after the walk, everyone gets a free pint of Frontier lager or a glass of Prosecco at the Mason’s Arms.

Five Mile Forest Adventure – Thames Chase

Fun-filled Blue Cross Week of fundraising ends on Sunday 7 October with a family-friendly forest adventure. Join us at the beautiful Forestry Commission location of Thames Chase, Upminster, (RM14 3NS) from 11.00am onwards where you will embark on a five-mile treasure hunt along a route designed especially for the day.

This fun treasure hunt is a great day out for the whole family. Follow our special trail laid out through the beautiful forest. Collect hidden letters on the route, and you could win a great prize!

There are lots of other activities in the forest parks to explore, so bring the family, friends and, of course, your dog. Our Forest Fun Five Mile Adventure is for everyone and we can’t wait to see you all there!

NB: The last admission for the walk will be 3pm

Tickets available here.

If you would like to have a stand at our event please contact us at events@bluecross.org.uk

Credits: Description and image by the organisers

Dog Factor 2018

The 2018 edition of the Dog Factor has been rescheduled from 5th August 2018 (cancelled due to the heat) to 26th August 2018 in Finsbury Park! Organised by dog charity All Dogs Matter in collaboration with Alpha Dog Training London.

Best Bitch, Best Dog, Best Rescue, Best Trick and many more classes to enter with your dog. £3 per class

You can pre-register with All Dogs Matter