Virtual Dog Show To Raise Funds For Those Affected By Coronavirus
We are partnering with dog-related businesses across the UK, to host a virtual dog show called ‘Bark Aid’ which will raise funds for vulnerable communities that desperately need support to cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dog owners will show off their beloved pooch by uploading photos in a series of fun categories from the comfort of their home.
Each category will raise funds for a charity in need such as FareShare who redistribute food to frontline charities, Streetvet who provides support for homeless pet owners and Age UK the leading charity for older people.
Dog owners will have the chance to win rosettes and prizes sponsored by local dog-related businesses across the UK.
The campaign also rallies support from British dog influencers such as @barry_the_puggy and Kratu the rescue dog who recently made a show-stopping appearance at Crufts by stealing an agility bar.
Entries for the ‘Bark Aid’ cost £1.50 per category and are open from now until the 23rd April. To enter the Bark Aid virtual dog show and for more information visit dogfuriendly.com/barkaid
Founder of Dog Furiendly Adele Pember said: “We all know that this virus is having devastating effects on our society, which means we need to find innovative ways to bring people together to support others
“Events have been cancelled up and down the country that raise crucial funds for charities who are feeling the pressure and supporting the nation through this tough time.
“We’re a nation of dog lovers, so many of us will be taking comfort with them and no doubt, cute photos during this uneasy time!
“So, to lend a helping paw we came up with Bark Aid, a virtual dog show to lift community spirits. We’re supporting over 20 charities all who are doing amazing work throughout this time to get our community back up on all four paws. Our tails are wagging to see so many photos!”