Search is on to find top dogs with talent in K9 Party in the Park
Invitations are being sent out to dogs of all shapes and sizes to bring their owners and join the RSPCA K9 Party in the Park.
Taking place on 5 July at Manor Heath Park in Halifax, 25 classes will be held as part of a dog show and judges will have a task to select the winners from the categories.
The search will be on to find Dogs with Talent who can perform a trick or two, the dog and the owner with the Best Six Legs, the dogs with stars in their paws in Celebrity Dog Look-a-Like, and the dog and owner that look alike in the Matched Pair category.
Kath Airey, Hon. Trustee, said: “We are especially looking forward to seeing many of the dogs previously rehomed by the RSPCA in a special class RSPCA Dogs Reunited, over the years we have rehomed thousands of dogs so we’d like to see as many of them as possible at this year’s event taking part in this special class.”
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There are two special handling classes for children and their dogs, Child’s Best Friend for children eight years and under, and Best Junior Handler for children aged nine years to 16 years.
The Best Cuddly Toy Dog will also be a special class for children 12 years and under who don’t have a real dog but have a cuddly toy dog.
A parade of dogs in need of new homes will also be held at approximately 1pm with a further parade at 2pm of dogs with their new owners who have been re-homed on the RSPCA Elderly Animal Rehoming Scheme (EARS).
There will be an opportunity for dogs to try Agility and there will also be a Hot Dog Sausage Run, in which dogs will have to retrieve a sausage and return without eating it, with a prize for the fastest time.
There will also be a variety of activities for charity stalls and games, tombola, children’s activities, and refreshments.
Entries are taken on the day from 11.30am at £1.50 per class with rosettes and prizes for the winners. All first prize winners will be eligible to compete in the Best In Show.
Admission to the park is free although a small donation can be given. All proceedings will go towards the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch Animal Centre.
For more information and the timetable, please visit www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk.