Kellie Harrington Announces DSPCA Charity Partnership
Following the unprecedented success of its first event, Pups in the Park, Ireland’s ultimate dog’s day out, brought to you by Leader Dog Food, returns this September 10th – 11th at a new location, Dublin’s Marlay Park. This special canine event has also renewed its charity partnership with The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA), Ireland’s leading animal welfare charity. Olympic champion boxer and DSPCA ambassador Kelle Harrington was on hand to support today’s announcement.
Once again, the event will host an exciting line up of doggie inspired activities for owners and dogs to enjoy. New to the show and in a further commitment to the charity, the DSPCA will host a fun Dog Show & Sniffari as well as an Adoption Parade in the Leader Main Arena, giving potential ‘pawrents’ the chance to meet some of the dogs in the charity’s care that are in search of their forever homes.
The event will also provide an exciting opportunity for previous rescues and their owners to meet up and reunite with DSPCA staff during the Rescue Reunions which will take place each day. The perfect chance for the humans to chit-chat while their fur-babies play!
Commenting on the announcement, Suzanne McGovern, of the DSPCA says, “We are delighted to be returning as the official charity partner of ‘Pups in the Park’. The festival has an exciting line-up of events which will not only promote the work of the charity but also help to raise vital funds as part of a great day out”.
Commenting further, Kellie Harrington, says, “Animal welfare is something that I am very passionate about and it really is an honour to support today’s charity announcement. I would ask fellow dog lovers to get behind this great event to help raise much needed funds for the DSPCA. Pups in the Park is the perfect opportunity to get out and make some special memories with precious four-legged family members!"
Ailish Durkin of Leader Dog Food added, “We are delighted to be returning as the title sponsor to help promote and raise awareness of the important work of the DSPCA”.
The festival, which is expecting 10,000 visitors across the weekend, truly is the ‘paw-fect’ opportunity for both dogs and humans to enjoy a fun-filled and action packed line up of events and attractions including The Regatta Great Dog Walk, the Crave Obedience Ring and the Chin-Wag Talk Stage, where the dogs as well as the humans can learn some new tips and tricks!
The Leader Main Arena, hosted by pop singer/songwriter and self-confessed dog lover Jake Carter, is back with an exciting line up of sessions including the Breed Meet Ups, a doggy-designated event for a host of breeds including collies, dachshunds, golden retrievers, huskies and more to play together while the humans can meet fellow dog owners.
Experts including well-known TV veterinary expert, Peter Wedderburn, Rob Walshe “The Irish Dogfather”, Bobby Ortiz “Dogtor Bob”, and many more will also be on hand to share their expert advice in canine training and care.
For any hungry humans, there will be some delicious dining options to feast on including Griolladh, All Bar Chicken, The Crepe Box and El Milagro, while the four-legged attendees can have a nibble and natter over a doggy snack from vendors including Happy Tails, Bon a Pet Treats, and Park Life. There will also be more than 50 exhibitors in the retail village, including Mozy & Co and Pretty Paws, ready to kit the canines out in some super stylish attire for their big day out.
For further information or to purchase tickets visit pupsinthepark.ie
Slán go fóill.