Save the date! Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs

Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs

Save the date! Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs, London, Saturday 14 June

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s main event on Saturday 14 June. It’s going to be the biggest day of furry, family-friendly fun London has ever seen!

So dust off those walking shoes, get your team and sponsorship together, make sure you have this foldout, wristband and walk number to hand, and fly straight to the registration tent.

Please make sure that your dog is on the lead throughout the day, that they’ve been vaccinated and that you remember your walk start time!

And remember: dogs and children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult go free.

Plan for the day
10:00 Dogs Unite Festival opens
10:00 – 12:00 Registration for the Kennel Club Companion Dog Show
10:30 – 16:30 Every 30 minutes – sponsored dog walks
11:00 – 11:30 Valgrays Border Collie Rescue agility display
11:15 – 11:45 Puppy training demonstration – “where do I start?”
11:45 – 12:15 Dog and duck show
12:00 – 12:30 Guide Dogs demonstration
12:30 – 15:30 The Kennel Club Companion Dog Show
12:45 – 13:15 Guide Dogs puppy demonstration
13:30 – 14:00 Dog training demonstration – “Help my dog pulls on the lead”
14:15 – 14:45 Guide Dogs demonstration
15:00 – 15:30 Dog training demonstration – “How do I train my dog to come back?”
15:45 – 16:15 Valgrays Border Collie Rescue agility display
16:30 – 17:00 Dog and duck show
18.00 Dogs Unite Festival closes
All day
Family activities
Discover Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs showcase

How to get there:
Bus
Public transport is the best and easiest way to reach the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with your dog. There are several bus routes you can take. Please go to dogsunite.co.uk for the best routes.
Tube
Stratford (London) is a 15 minute walk from the Dogs Unite Festival or a 4 minute bus ride away on the 388 to the Copper Box. Stratford International is a 15 minute walk or you can hop on our shuttle bus service to the Festival. Hackney Wick is a short 10 minute walk from the Festival.
Train
There are regular trains stopping at Stratford every hour, including trains from London St Pancras International, Liverpool Street and other National Rail services. Stratford is a 15 minute walk from the Dogs Unite Festival or a 4 minute bus ride away on the 388 to the Copper Box.
Car
If you do chose to travel by car you can book a space at Stratford International Station (£3 for 6 hours). This is a short 15 minute walk from the Dogs Unite Festival. A shuttle bus service will also run on the day.

See you there!

Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs 14 June 2014

Guide Dogs – Sponsor a Puppy – #GuideDogs

Did you know that every hour, another person in the UK goes blind? This means that there is a huge need to train more guide dog puppies.

Jazz- Guide Dog of the Year in 2013
Jazz- Guide Dog of the Year in 2013

Just like Jazz…

Jazz – she was named Guide Dog of the Year in 2013 for saving Emma, Owen and Emma’s other son, eight-year-old Luke. The trio were stood with Jazz at a crossing when Jazz suddenly moved back, taking the three with her. Moments later, a lorry mounted the kerb where they had just been standing. Jazz has transformed the lives of Emma and her family, allowing Emma to be the mum she wants to be for her young sons.

Guide Dogs are creating a new TV add and Jazz and Emma will star in it. It is important to increase awareness about the guide dogs, their role in people’s lives and impact they actually make.

Please check out this new TV advert. What do you think?

If you think you can spare just a few pounds a month you can sponsor a puppy from just £1 a week. You will receive regular Pupdates, so you can follow your puppy’s journey to becoming a life-changing companion for a blind or partially sighted person. This way you can really make a difference.

To sponsor a puppy please visit Guide Dogs UK.

You can also like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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