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Festival for Dogs organised by Grantham doggy daycare centre next month

A Grantham doggy daycare centre will host its fourth festival on July 11 from Croxton Kerrial Cricket Club in the Vale of Belvoir.

A Festival for Dogs, organised by A Dog’s Life Day Care Centre, based in Hornsby Road, will be on from 9.30am until 4.30pm and will be free to park and enter the event.

There will be around 40 retail outlets and displays from one of the very best canine training providers in the UK, Armatus Canine.

Festival for Dogs will take place on July 11. (48516298)
Festival for Dogs will take place on July 11. (48516298)

Also available will be the fun dog show with 16 classes for visitors to join in and maybe win a rosette and some fantastic prizes.

The festival culminates in the Best in Show, where the winner will be awarded Best in Show rosettes, a large trophy and lots of great prizes.

Liam Lister, director of A Dog’s Life Group, said: “We first held the Festival for Dogs in 2018 to give something back to the dog community for their support we had received since opening the company earlier that year.

Festival for Dogs will take place on July 11. (48516275)
Festival for Dogs will take place on July 11. (48516275)

“We were not expecting the turnout we got in the first year at all with around 1,000 people coming to the event, and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. Originally, the whole festival was focused on the fun dog show classes with a few retail outlets and activities.

“With the success of the first festival we decided we’d turn this into an annual event and in 2019 the festival went from strength to strength.

“We still had the fun dog show but this time we had over 50 retail outlets including food for both two and four legged visitors, dog clothing and accessories, nutrition specialists, some amusements for children and demonstrations. Again the festival was a great success with over 1,500 people and 600 dogs attending.”

Festival for Dogs will take place on July 11. (48516294)
Festival for Dogs will take place on July 11. (48516294)

A number of local sponsors are supporting the event, including both local and national organisations such as Armatus Canine, Smartbreeder, Hi-Life Pet food, Websters Pet food, Animals UK, Thrill for Threads and House of Hair Grantham.

Liam continued: “In 2020 we managed to hold the festival again. We worked with the local authority to ensure we made the event as safe as possible, in fact we were one of only a handful of dog events to take place last year.

“We limited numbers of retail outlets to ensure they were all spread out and increased our dog show ring size by 50 per cent to make sure we could socially distance all participants.

“We will again be ensuring that visitors are safe and ask everyone visiting be aware and adhere to social distancing rules.”

For more information, search for A Dog’s Life Group on Facebook or visit www.adogslifegroup.com

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