Summer fun to be had in Horsham with Arundawn Dog Rescue’s Annual Companion Dog and Lurcher Show taking place on the 11th August 2019 in Church Lane, Plummers Plain, near Lower Beeding, West Sussex. Arundawn has teamed up with a wonderful group of local businesses and artists to organise an event which will hopefully have a bit of something for everyone.
There will be opportunities to browse a number of fantastic stalls for gifts and goodies, a BBQ running all day, as well as a fabulous tea and cake stall. The ‘ have a go ’ agility course is great fun and a lovely way to be introduced to a great way to exercise and stimulate your dog. Other attractions include bouncy castles for the youngsters, side shows, a great raffle with many fantastic prizes to be had, tombolas and much more. This, of course, is not to mention the many fun classes to enter your dog into and great rosettes and prizes to be won! At the end of the day you will ALL go home with the best dog!
Special guests of the day will be Arundawn Piglet (of the Facebook Piglet & Me fame) and her dad, Mike, who have done an enormous amount to promote dog rescue and adoption.
A number of Arundawn dogs who are looking for their forever homes will also be attending with their fosterers who will be more than happy to talk to you about their foster dogs. All money raised will be going to supporting the dogs – covering vet bills, transport runs, kennel running costs, feeding and everything else that goes into rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs.
Arundawn Dog Rescue came to be as a result of local resident Elaine Barter’s passion for animals – starting out following her veterinary surgeon Dad around as a child and then onto saving her first dogs when living in London in the early 1980s. She brought her passion with her when she settled in Horsham in 1989, rescuing and rehabilitating both horses and dogs while bringing up her young family.
Before the days of social networking, Elaine’s reputation for taking on the waifs and strays of the world grew by word of mouth and Arundawn became a fixture of the Sussex rescue community, taking on dogs from pounds across the country. With the advent of stricter dog control legislation, Arundawn developed closer relationships with the various veterinary surgeries in the area, as well as the local DLO and police who recognised the benefits of having a local organisation who could assess, rehabilitate and rehome dogs who had lost their homes for a variety of reasons. We have rehomed in the region of 7,000 dogs.
Arundawn’s support team has grown over recent years to include a national foster network and a core group of active and enthusiastic volunteers who cover everything from transport runs and homechecks for prospective adopters, to managing fund raisers to cover veterinary bills.
Please do come along and support Arundawn on the 11th August – they look forward to seeing you and your families (both human and furry) for fun, laughter and a day set aside to honour some very special dogs!