Dog lovers’ day for charity

Lisa Towning, from The Dog House at Cold Hesledon, with her German Shepherd dog Dyce.
Lisa Towning, from The Dog House at Cold Hesledon, with her German Shepherd dog Dyce.
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DOG lovers enjoyed a day out with their pooches to raise cash for charity.

The regional branch of Shepherd Support UK held a fun dog show at the weekend at The Dog House training centre in Cold Heseldon, Seaham.

All types of dogs took part in the event and there was something for everyone, from pampered pedigrees to much-loved mongrels.

The show was free to owners, but dogs had to pay £1.50 to enter the categories, which included Best Biscuit Catcher, Dog with the Waggiest Tail, a fancy dress competition, a category for best rescue dogs and even a game of musical sits.

All funds raised from the day will be used to help rescue dogs in the North East.

Lisa Towning, North East regional co-ordinator for Shepherd Support UK, said sadly dogs are being abandoned on an ever-increasing level, which is why they need to keep raising funds, and although the money from the Seaham event is still to be added up, they hope to reach their target of £1,500.

She said: “It was an absolutely fabulous day, a really big show with about 130 dogs taking part.

“We had dogs of all sizes from Chihuahuas to Great Danes and everything inbetween. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was a really good competition.”