Dog Lovers Have a Super Day Out At Lancaster Charity Walk

on Tuesday, 22 March 2016.

Sunday morning walkies in Williamson Park took on a super twist at the weekend with the return of an annual event organised by local charity CancerCare.

‘Bark in the Park’ saw over 90 dogs plus their owners taking part in a super hero themed sponsored walk and Fun Dog Show to help raise vital funds in support of local families affected by cancer.

Fun dog show categories included Best Super Hero, Best Biscuit Catcher, Best Haircut, Best Rescue, Waggiest Tail and Best in Show with prizes and rosettes handed out to winners

Best Super Hero

Winner Best in Show Jaya and Woody

1st place Woody with owner Jaya from Lancaster

2nd Best Super Hero Sarah Drake Family

2nd place Teddy and the Drake Family from Hest Bank

Best Biscuit Catcher                                                 Best Haircut

Winner Best Biscuit Catcher Daisy from Blackpool3

1st place Daisy and owners from Morecambe

Winner Best Hairstyle Poppy from Lancaster3

1st place Poppy from Lancaster

Best Rescue

Winner Best Rescue Thor Hatcher Family from Winmarleigh

1st place Thor and owners the Hatcher family from Winmarleigh

2nd Best Rescue Badger owner Emily from Lancaster

2nd place Badger and owner Emily from Lancaster

Waggiest Tail

Winner Waggiest Tail Nelly from Morecambe

1st place Nelly from Morecambe

2nd Waggiest Tail Cassie from Chorley4

2nd place Cassie from Chorley

Best in Show

2nd Best in Show Chevi with owner Debbie from Lancaster2

2nd place Chevi and owner Debbie from Lancaster

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1st place Woody with owner Jaya from Lancaster


The day also included the opportunity for super pooches to try out a fun agility course under the watchful eye of professional dog trainer Sue Parry.Sue Parry G Wizz agility course

Alistair with owners Maggi Rob2Event sponsors Lanes Vets provided a free dog chipping service, kids face painting and also brought along their Little Pet Ambulance. There was also the chance to meet and greet local rescue dogs from Lancaster’s Animal Care Re-homing Centre.

Alistair was adopted by his owners Maggi and Rob after meeting him at last year’s Bark in the Park event, they said “Coming to Bark in the Park last year was amazing because we met Alistair. He is the best thing that has ever happened to us!"

The event is expected to raise over £1,500 for CancerCare who provide a range of free support services across North Lancashire for families affected by cancer including professional Counselling and specialist support for children & young people.

David Lawson- who owns Firth’s Jewellers in Lancaster – took part with his wife Kirsty, kids Joseph and Harley and their puppy. David saw Bark in the Park being advertised and decided he wanted to raise money for a great local cause.David Lawson Family

12661961 1056715307693574 2900405851133045885 nDon’t forget to send us your sponsorship by Monday 18th April to Bark in the Park, CancerCare, Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST, cheques should be made payable to ‘CancerCare’, please do not send cash through the post. And remember whoever raises the most will win a special pet photoshoot with Sue Milligan Photography!

CancerCare Community Fundraiser and Bark in the Park organiser Helen Hartin said; “It was lovely seeing so many dog owners and their families coming together in the stunning surroundings of Williamson Park to support CancerCare. The Dog Show was great fun, especially the ‘biscuit catching’ category and the walk finished off a very SUPER day! We’d also like to thank all the local businesses that showed their support including Lanes Vets who were our main sponsor and raised even more on the day by selling homemade cakes and face painting, Sue Parry and the team from G Whizz Agility who worked tirelessly for 3 hours taking dogs over the course and donated all the proceeds, Sue Dobson from Lanes Vets and Peter Archer from Pawsitive Training for judging the Fun Dog Show, VP Exotics who sold pet food and donated the proceeds and finally Sue Milligan Photography the official photographer for the event, they all went all out to help us raise as much money as possible for CancerCare so that we can continue supporting local families affected by cancer.”

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