Join All Dogs Matter for their annual Valentine’s walk and help them beat last year’s total of £1098.72. Read more on the last year’s success here Sunday February 14th marks the 6th fun filled fundraiser and you are invited to share the love this Valentine’s Day.
Register at the Garden Gate Pub, South End Green at 10:30am for just £5 per dog. The walk will set off at approximately 11:00am and last for about an hour. You can pre-register your dog for the walk by emailing email@example.com.
A Fun Filled Journey
There will be goodie bags to go round with some tasty treats for woofs on the walk, plus a very special 15 bags for the most ‘loved up’ looking dogs and owners!
Here’s Nina, dressed in her finest!
For owners, that means anything pink, red, or covered in hearts! For your pooches, why not dress to impress with their best pink or red lead and collar? Or, go all out with a nice Valentine’s bandana or bow tie? If it’s cold, perhaps a coat or jumper?
Could you offer a Lonely Heart a forever home this Valentine’s?
After a romantic stroll for dogs and owners, it’s back to the pub to meet some of team All Dogs Matter and some of our dogs looking for homes!
You’ll also find the All Dogs Matter shop set up and ready to sell. All proceeds go back into the rescue and rehoming of more dogs. And don’t forget the raffle; there are some brilliant prizes to be won!
Making a Difference
Every year dogs are abandoned or given up for adoption for many reasons; including lifestyle changes, the costs of caring for a dog and not having the time needed to train them and integrate them into family life. Last year, over 40,000 dogs were abandoned.
All Dogs Matter work hard to rehome unwanted or abandoned dogs throughout London and East Anglia.
For each dog in need of help, they use foster homes, health assessments and get them ready for rehoming with microchipping, neutering and vaccinations. Their aim is to find a safe new home for the rest of the dog’s life. It is a charity full of dog lovers and behind the scenes helping the dogs waiting for a home, is a valuable team of volunteers and fundraisers.
The Importance of Dog Adoption
- Feeding– there are so many foods available on the market, it can be impossible to know which to go for. It is always best to research and take advice from the rehoming centre.
- Lifestyle– the average life of a dog is 10-14 years. Can you dedicate the time to ensure the wellbeing of your new family member, or afford the provisions for your dog when you are at work or on holiday?
- Exercise– a happy dog is a stimulated dog, and regular exercise is vital and you may need to undergo extra training for you both to enjoy your walk.
You can read more on Dickies and dog walking here. Planning on taking part in the All Dogs Matter Valentine’s walk, or have an adoption story to share? Tell us in the comments, below.