Lanarkshire’s canine lovers gear up Big Dog Walk in aid of charity

“On your barks….”

Dog lovers and their four-legged friends are gearing up to put their best foot forward this weekend as the Big Dog Walk comes to Lanarkshire this Sunday.

The Dogs Trust, which has a rehoming centre in Uddingston, is the charity partner for this year’s series of walks and team members are hoping it will be a chance to meet up with former residents at Chatelherault Country Park on October 10.

As well as taking part in the walk, dogs and owners can enjoy fun games and surprises around the route and the event village where there will be plenty of have-a-go activities for dogs such as a Dogstacle course, shopping, expert advice, a fun dog show and plenty of refreshments.

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Russell Benson, Community Fundraising Team Manager for Dogs Trust, said: “We are so excited that the Big Dog Walk is at Chatelherault Country Park. It’s always wonderful to spend time with our dogs, and that has certainly been true over the last 18 months given the difficult times everyone has faced.

“For dog lovers and their canine companions to now be able to get back together and take part in the Big Dog Walk is fantastic and we’re hoping that lots of ex-residents of Dogs Trust will join in the fun.

“Anyone taking part will be able to raise funds for Dogs Trust and every penny will help us make sure we can continue to give the dogs still in our care everything they need until they find their forever homes.”

The walk will give owners and their dogs the chance to choose from either a 2k, 5k or 10k route and walk times have been staggered for the comfort and safety of all taking part. New for this year is a puppy socialisation walk, for all those with new additions to the family.

The event has been organised by Touchpoint Live Media who are delighted to be partnering with Dogs Trust.

As official partner of the Big Dog Walk, Dogs Trust has some free tickets available for supporters. To find out more, head online.

And you can find out more about the dogs currently waiting for forever homes at The Dogs Trust website.

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