South Wales Dog Charity Fun Day being held on Bank Holiday Monday May 27th at Fonmon Castle Show Ground, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.
It was a hugely successful enjoyable day in 2012 and 2013 promises to be nothing less in 2013, with so many classes, attractions, displays, charity & trade stands to list this poster starts to do it justice:
But as a starter for ten here is a list of all the dog classes being held on the day! Better start the pooch pampering and polish off your canine friends best party tricks eh! ;D
1 Best Puppy 3 -12 months 2 Most Handsome Dog 3 Prettiest Bitch 4 Best Bull Breed/Cross 5 Best Sighthound 6 Dog in Best Condition 7 Best Toy or Tiny Breed/Cross 8 Best Terrier 9 Dog with Best Trick 10 Best Northern Breed/Sled Dog Type
11 Best Rescue 12 Best Junior Handler (up to 14 years of age) 13 Best Short Coat 14 Best Long Coat 15 Best Crossbreed 16 The Odd Couple (Best unalike Pair of Dogs-1 Handler, 2 Dogs) 17 Best Veteran (over 7 years) 18 Dog with the Waggiest Tail 19 Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home 20 Dog not Having Won a Prize Today 21 Best in Show - Winners of Classes 1 - 20
But if you don't have a dog don't let that stop you, with so many other attractions and displays it promises to be a fantastic family day out for everyone.
Friends will be there in force and will need many hands to help out for various different tasks, more details to follow.
Hey Nicola, yes you can register on the day. It would be great if you could come, I'll be there and would love to see this little lad again! He has got to be in with a good chance in most handsome dog! And best terrier! And best rescue!!!
Aww that's fab! Agree on the handsome dog he's a beauty but i am biased I guess. We will def pop along, he's doing so well now still gets very excited around new dogs but after a sniff he calms right down so be an interesting day with lots of new faces. I think he'll be pleased to see the Friends staff so may even go for the waggiest tail :-) x
OK peeps - this is on the very near horizon - time to get busy ;D
The South Wales Dog Charity Fun Day is our main event of the year! We raised bucketloads of money on the day last year, plus Friends were awarded a fabulous £2500 from the show proceeds, which went straight into the Sensory Garden Fund. Without that mahoosive cash injection, we could still be fundraising every other weekend and still not be there yet, so if you care about the welfare and wellbeing of our dogs, please put your hand up for a few hours of vol time. That will leave you and your family with a good part of the day to enjoy the proceedings, and there's loads going on!
Have a look at the website to see what tickles your fancy Fonmon Show
If you can spare a few hours to help on the Friends stall & events, or with general duties, please let us know.
Dogs/children/aunts/uncles/friends/relatives/workmates are obligatory - it would be a waste not to bring 'em ;D There's going to be so much to see and do, doggy and non doggy, so don't feel it isn't for you if you don't have your own four-legged friend.
The organisers have done an amazing job on the publicity side, the event has been advertised nationally, and you *may* have noticed a few flyers around and about, but we need to get these into every corner of Cardiff and the environs. For FB'ers, please join the event on our Facebook page and invite everyone you know. Event
We also have a healthy pile of flyers for local distribution, please pm me or post here if you can put some up in your local vets, supermarkets, library, community centre, shops, workplace etc.
Friends is not a business, we have no paid workers, most of us have a life full of other commitments, but if you care about our dogs, there is something you can do to help. Even if you can't come on the day, you can be a part of it. If you want to say 'I did something to help the strays of South Wales' please let us know what you are able to do. We need help with transporting, selling raffle tickets (on or before the day), setting up, stall minding, general factotum duties, doggy dash, sausage catching, dog minding, ring marshalling, packing and clearing up.....
If you want to see how much fun you can have doing a good thing for strays, check out last years event HERE