Ballee is venue for Doggy Day!

Dessie Blackadder

Reporter:

Dessie Blackadder

Dogs and their human companions are being invited to Dogs Trust Ballymena’s Family Fun Day on Saturday 11th May 2019

Taking place at the Ballee Playing Fields in Ballymena from 12.00pm to 4.00pm, the event promises plenty of fun and games for everyone including the ever-popular All-Day Fun Dog Show with classes including: Best Senior Dog, Cutest Puppy and Best Rescue Dog, so make sure your four-legged friends have their paws at the ready. All proceeds from the day will go towards the continued care of residents at the Rehoming Centre.

This year’s event will also mark the first ‘Doggy Olympics’ which will be held by Dogs Trust’s Dog School team in Northern Ireland. This will include an Olympic Dash course which has fun challenges for owners and their dogs to complete such as the loose lead egg and spoon race, with prizes up for grabs. Owners can also enter into a ‘Best trick of the day’ competition.

Other activities available at the Fun Day include a Doggy Dash, a raffle, various stalls and Dogs Trust Tombola. There will be Canine Carers on hand to offer rehoming advice, free microchipping and a Dogs Trust Reunion.

Dogs Trust Ballymena Supporter Relations Officer Samuel Reid said:

“Everything we do is for our rescue dogs and we hope you and your four-legged friends can join us on the day and show your support.

“We can promise you a really fun day out for all the family, with lots of activities available throughout the day.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet local dog lovers and raise pounds for the hounds in our care as the proceeds from the day help us to care for dogs like five-year-old Lurcher cross Banjo, currently staying at the Rehoming Centre.”

Gates will be open 12.00pm-4.00pm. Entry is £2 per adult and children are free but encouraged to donate one tin of dog food.

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