Pawgust: August UK Pet Events

Pawgust: August UK Pet Events

8 August 2015 - Free Photo shoot and competition at The Ark Pet centre in Plymouth
Behold, the freebies of all freebies. Not only is this a fun event where dog owners can come together, but the main aim of the event is to capture and shoot your pet favourites! The Ark Pet centre in Plymouth is holding a Free Photo shoot at with Petographer. You’ll be pleased to know this event is free of entry and you are automatically in with a chance to win a free A3 canvas of your dog in their raffle! We’re not sure who will be more excited, your pampered pooch or you!

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Free Photo shoot and competition at The Ark Pet centre in Plymouth

9 August 2015 - GRWE Family Fun Dog Show
This popular favourite Family Fun Dog Show in Princetown, Devon is not only a great day out for the whole clan, but is if for a good cause too! It is in aid of Greyhound Rescue West of England. So why not come along and enjoy a nice day out for all the family. There will be trade & charity stalls, BBQ, refreshments, dog show, raffle, activities and games and much more. And the greatest part? All dogs are welcome. Yappy days! See online for more details.

GRWE Family Fun Dog Show

15 August 2015 – The North East Dog Festival
On Saturday 15th August a large field within the grounds of Whitehouse Farm will be transformed into a sea of trade stands, demonstrations and dog related activities as The North East Dog Festival takes place for the first time. The fun-filled festival will house local businesses as well as providing a stage for the public to take part in have-a-go activities and watch demonstrations from local clubs and charities. As well as the opportunity to pick up some unique crafts and gifts, there is also the chance to taste the culinary delights from some of the North Easts best local producers. It isn’t just a festival for dogs! Local charities and dog trainers have clubbed together to provide a packed timetable for spectators in the main ring including a gundog demonstration and the MUSHER sled dogs. Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry – the festival is aiming to create a great day out for the whole family with pony rides, mini- petting zoo, bouncy castle, fairground and more. Plus, there will be a champagne tent and terrier racing! Entry for the exciting event is FREE. Yay!  And with parking charged at £2 per car, it’s too good a bargain to miss.

You can find the event on Facebook or via their rather groovy webiste

The North East Dog Festival

16 August 2015 – Tea Party, Dog Show & Barking Bake Off at Buscot Park
Afternoon tea, delicious cakes, auction and a fantastic dog show – it can only be the annual Tea Party at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire. What goes better with tea and cake, than some gorgeous dogs to enjoy it with! With a fun dog show including some great competitions and classes, a parade, fantastic raffle and many more, this day is set to be one of the best for families all over. More importantly, this year sees the launch of the Barking Bake Off – a splendid opportunity to put your baking skills to the test. Champions will not only be crowned for the best human cake, but also the best dog cake. Snuff, Buscot Park’s resident whippet, will apply her judging skills to the canine cakes. She’s licking her chops already….and so are we!

For further details visit their website

Tea Party, Dog Show & Barking Bake Off at Buscot Park

22 August 2015 - Worcester Family Fun & Dog Charity Day

Join Event House for a fun-filled day as they proudly present its first ‘Family Fun & Dog Charity Day’! With so much going on all day, your family and pets will be guaranteed a great day out. From many different dog competitions, including or favourites such as Fastest Sausage Eater and Waggiest Tail, to a pooch catwalk! They offer so many family activities, including live music and a BBQ, which even has dog friendly sausages! And Britain’s Got Talent runners up Pip & Puppy will be their guest stars! Entry is a mere £1, and we think this has got the chance to be one of the best out there!

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Worcester Family Fun & Dog Charity Day

23 August 2015 – Talking Dogs Scentwork 1
Based in Nottinghamshire, this summer event is your introduction to scentwork, where you and your dog learn the basics. Your dog will be introduced to a specific scent and will be encourage to give an active indication. For example, your dog plays with the scented article or eats the food find rather than going still and staring or sitting in from of it. Clever and easy! You will learn about the scent picture, basic handling skills, free searching and blind searches.
There are no pre-requisites for dogs, or handlers, attending this workshop, all are welcome. So don't miss this opportunity to get your hands (or paws!) on training your dog from the very beginning. 

See for more details on how scentwork works, and what to expect from this highly popular type of event.

29- 31 August 2015 - England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

The largest and most authentic medieval festival in the UK; where visitors can step back in time for the day or the weekend. For the 23rd Spectacular year, Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex is opening the doors…to dogs! A complete day out for the entire family and your dogs…enjoy the thrill of Knights Jousting; Twice daily Battle and Siege of the Castle; Grand Parade; Falconry displays; Hundreds of Craftsmen and Traders; a Kid’s Kingdom; Minstrels, Magicians; Jesters; Hog Roasts and much more medieval mayhem! You can even enjoy a full weekend of camping or even luxurious ‘glamping’ at the festival, which overlooks the beautiful, moated castle. This is an incredibly rare chance to take your pets to this historical haven, so don't miss out! Do keep in mind that dogs must be on leads for this event.

Advance discount tickets available online at or

Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

Sam Gosheron

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