Holybrooks 2016 Fun Dog Show was a huge success, contributing £246 to the League of Friends Summer Fete on 4th June.
This year’s attendance saw an increase of 75% of dogs entering with a wide range of breeds from giant Mastiffs to tiny Chihuahuas, all impeccably behaved.
Holybrooks owner Helen Tuthill said: “it’s great to see so many local dog owners coming together and having a fun competition for a great charity. We’re really pleased with the turnout this year and the weather was ideal for the dogs to spend the whole day out.” Not only did the dog owners raise £246 at the dog show, they also contributed to other events and stallholders, raising in excess for £5500 for the charity.
There were rosettes and prizes awarded for 1st-5th of each of the categories which included; Best Puppy, Best Rescue, Best Girl, Waggiest Tail and Best Boy. Helen continues: “We’re so thankful to all of our sponsors who contributed to the prizes this year. Not only were we able to give out huge hampers to the winners, but we were also able to give goodie bags to everyone who entered. The feedback we have received has been fantastic, the public have said how well the show ran and how good the prizes were.”
Tell Tails Photography, sponsors of the Best Puppy category, were also there on the day. They focused on taking action shots of the dogs so that anyone who came along could also buy a professional photograph of their dog after the event. All profits from the photos will go The League of Friends charity. Anyone wanting to see if their dog was pictured can check out this link http://goo.gl/o9XPmo
“We want this to be the best dog show in Reading each year that has a reputation for being fun and encouraging responsible dog ownership. This isn’t a Crufts style show where your dog has to stand perfectly still while a judge checks over the shape and colour of their body. We’re looking for happy, healthy dogs of any breed who have a great relationship with their owner” Helen says.
Plans are already underway for the 2017 show and hope to bring more dog-based activities for people to get involved with. For more about Holybrooks and the services they offer, contact holybrooks.com or 0118 3 100 500.