Dogs Trust

Over a thousand people and pooches gathered for Dogs Trustival – the Charity’s first family festival themed event!

Our main tent was hosted by TV presenter, author and dog lover, Andrea Hayes, and featured live acoustic music from top Irish band, Hudson Taylor and new Dublin band SARLOOS

Andrea also presented a competition called “Dog Tales with Andrea Hayes” which was judged by Hollywood movie star Patrick Bergin and TV presenter Maia Dunphy

Irish model Holly Carpenter presented the winners with prizes on stage!

Over a thousand people and pooches gathered at “Dogs Trustival” today at our Rehoming Centre in Finglas, to celebrate a decade of rescuing and rehoming dogs in Ireland.

The exciting festival was jam packed with all things doggie and boasted an array of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, including training displays with some of our most talented residents and their Canine Carers, a “Tailwaggers Walk” market, full of doggie retail and exhibitions, delicious street food vendors, a children’s “Education Corner” with face-painting, Canine Agony Aunts, a “Pup Up” photo booth with Pawtrait, as well as a “Museum of Modern Bark”, where a host of well-known artists, including Off The Leash, Audrey Hamilton and Morgan to name a few, exhibited pieces of their artwork which were raffled at the event.

For all those pooches who were looking for some fun and excitement on their day out, there was designated activity areas where dogs could have fun and explore too, with scent trails and off leash agility areas!

The main tent was hosted by TV presenter, author and dog lover, Andrea Hayes, and featured live acoustic music from top Irish band, Hudson Taylor and new Dublin band SARLOOS. Andrea also presented a competition called “Dog Tales with Andrea Hayes” where people told the audience what their dog means to them and the impact their dog has had on their life, which was judged by Hollywood movie star Patrick Bergin and TV presenter Maia Dunphy. Irish model Holly Carpenter presented the winners with prizes on stage!

Speaking about Dogs Trustival, Ciara Byrne, PR & Communications Manager, Dogs Trust said: “We are now ten years rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming as many dogs as possible across Ireland and we are honoured that so many supporters and dog lovers came to Dogs Trustival to celebrate this monumental milestone with us. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to not only open our doors and showcase the amazing work we have achieved together over the last decade, but to also say a massive ‘thank you’ to all those who have supported us in many different ways over the years. Our life-saving work would not be possible without our dedicated supporters. It is because of them we can continue to develop and expand our programme of activities with exciting new projects that will save thousands more lives long into the future. Together we can look towards a brighter future for our furry friends and see the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.” 

 

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