Best paws forward for Tonbridge Dog Show

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Last Updated: 23 Jul 2019 10:49am

Canine residents of Tonbridge, along with their human companions, are invited to put their best paws forward for the Tonbridge Dog Show on Sunday 28 July at Tonbridge Racecourse Sportsground. As part of national Love Parks Week, the fun dog show will also have plenty of information on responsible dog ownership and will encourage dog owners to help keep the borough’s parks clean and tidy for all to enjoy.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the free event which will run from 10am – 4pm, including those who don’t have dogs to bring. For dogs taking part in the show there will be a small fee of £1.50 per dog per class.  There will be a variety of novelty classes, including Beautiful Rescue, Best Trick, Fabulous Family, Cutest Puppy, Best Oldie, Judge would like to take home, Loveliest Crossbreed, Fancy Dress and Waggiest Tail!  There will be stalls, fun and games and food and drink available on the day as well as a raffle with a host of prizes donated by local businesses.

Registration starts at 10.30am with judging of classes from approximately 11.15am until 4pm, when prizes will be presented to the winners of each category.

The Dog Show is organised by the Dog Warden for Tonbridge and Malling, Lorraine Baseden, and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cleaner Borough Team with support from Ward Security providers of the borough’s dog warden service, and The Old Fire Station (TOFS), Tonbridge. This year all proceeds will go to the charity Bridge Trust, which is a homelessness charity based in Tonbridge.

Cllr Robin Betts, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services, says: “It would be great to see people with or without dogs come along to enter their dogs in the fun competition or to spectate - this is always such a fun event for all the family and a lovely day out.  It’s also the perfect opportunity to learn more about responsible dog ownership and to raise money for a worthwhile charity. Thank you to all the local businesses that have donated to the raffle so generously.”