Hundreds of dogs turned up for the All Dogs Matter dog show in Victoria Park in Hackney on 11 September.
All Dogs Matter is a London based Dog Rescue Charity and rescues dogs from London and surrounding areas. At the moment they have 32 dogs looking for homes, including little Posy as seen here http://alldogsmatter.co.uk/
Sunday was a baking hot day. The venue at Victoria Park was excellent as there was plenty of shade for the dogs. In the Competition area, it was not shaded all but staff and volunteers from All Dogs Matter made sure they all had plenty of water.
Some rescue dogs took part in events and one of them, a blue staffie, had been found dumped only last week on a D6 bus. Although the dog was microchipped, the owner did not want to have it back.
Over 200 dogs have been rescued in Tower Hamlets in one year by
All Dogs Matter.
The London Port Authority told me a few days ago that they have been finding several dogs being dumped in the River Thames, including those that have been microchipped and that there is a big underground dog fighting problem in Central London. London is reknowned for its history, but it is becoming reknowned for its animal cruelty.
The show had lots of things for dogs to do such as playing in a den of chocolate coloured balls and having a cool bath though of course some smaller dogs got a bit sniffy about these and refused to try them out much to the annoyance of their owners.
It really good to see these rescue dogs having a bit of fun meeting other dogs at the show. I really hope that several dogs were given a forever home soon after the event.
Photo: Chihwahuas taking part in the Dogs with the Waggiest Tail contest (Sorry about the finger in the photo!). The winner would get a ‘Golden Bone’ award and a rosette.