Dogfest: The Uk’s Favourite Dog-friendly Festival Is Back!

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DogFest is back and is an absolute must for dog lovers and pet owners alike – expect a fun filled day to treat yourself and your most precious four-legged friend.

Taking place in the stunning Loseley Park estate, near Guildford in Surrey on the 7th and 8th May, a day you and your dog will never forget awaits.

DogFest, in partnership with ManyPets (the new name for Bought By Many Pet Insurance) is the ultimate dog-friendly festival created for dogs and dog lovers and jam packed with activities to guarantee a memorable day out and a snoozing pup all the way home.

The mammoth festival sees over 150 shopping stands and over 10 fun-filled activities from flyball to dog diving, as well as food and drinks stalls serving everything from mouth-watering gourmet burgers to pawsecco and pupaccinios (perfect for pooches!) take over the park.

Visitors will be invited to try their paws at non-stop have-a-go activities including an agility course sponsored by Seresto Flea and Tick Collar, haybale racing sponsored by Wisdom Panel or take part in a 2k or 4k Big Dog Walk through the stunning country grounds to raise vital funds for Dogs Trust; or grab a rosette at the ManyPets Fun Dog Show, with categories including Best Rescue or Most Fabulous Fella. 

Once festival goers and their dogs have had a go at the activities, they can pamper their pooch with a bit of retail therapy from venders like the Fabulous Filly, a unique bar and shopping experience made for dogs. Dogs can sip Barkarita and Pawstar Muttini Puptails whilst their owners browse the best brand from Poochi, and Furberry to Ted Barker.

Get expert advice from the industry’s leading professionals including behaviourist Adem Fehmi in the Behaviour Zone and Dr Scott Miller, resident vet on ITV’s This Morning,  who will be attending for the first time, as well as a plethora of dog gurus provided by Dogs Trust at the Dog School.

Dr Scott Miller said: “I’m delighted to be at DogFest this year to offer advice to dog lovers both old and new! With the pandemic we’ve seen an increase in dogs being a welcome addition into people’s homes, but over this difficult time often the normal avenues of advice and support have been hard to gain access to. I’m really happy to be able to offer my expertise so dog lovers can ask their questions and gain invaluable knowledge so they can be the best pet owners they can be!”

There’s also the not to be missed Instagram worthy dog diving spectacle, delicious refreshments, and the ultimate retail therapy for you and your pup on offer…yes, dog heaven really does exist!

For those interested in re-homing a dog in need, the official charity partner, Dogs Trust, will be hosting a Village Green where visitors can meet dogs looking for a new forever home. Dogs Trust are also inviting local rescues with their new families to reunite with their rescuers so they can be updated on their new happy lives. 

There is also an action-packed main arena with demonstrations from hugely talented canines and trainers including TikTok sensation Lucy Heath. Crufts Freestyle winner Nicci Hindson will be showing off her dancing dogs in the obedience ring and showcasing the latest tips and tricks to teach your pooch. 

The brand new V.I.Pooch (as in very important) experience is perfect for those more discerning festival goers allowing you entry into the exclusive V.I.P area plus a goody bag, fast track entry, complimentary refreshments including an ice cream for you and your dog and a chance to meet paw-some celebrities!

DogFest takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May at Loseley Park, Surrey. A variety of ticket options are available including weekend adult at £35 or online advanced tickets for families from £58. 

DogFest promises a fun filled day for pets and owners alike and this year will reach wider than ever before with seven beautiful venues across the country, from Loseley Park, Surrey to Harewood House, Yorkshire.

Published on 29 April 2022 by Ben Robinson

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