Virtual Dog Show to Raise Money For Those Affected By Coronavirus

Virtual Dog Show to Raise Money For Those Affected By Coronavirus

Press release from Dog Furiendly (              

Dog businesses from across the UK pull together to create a digital fundraiser for charities in need.

Dog Furiendly is partnering with dog-related businesses across the UK, to host a virtual dog show. The virtual dog show called named ‘Bark Aid’ will raise funds for charities 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 Fare Share 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. 

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!”

Dog Furiendly is a new, interactive website for dog owners looking for places in the UK to take their 4-legged companions, listing; pubs, cafés, restaurants, shops, visitor attractions and events across the UK, which allow dogs on their premises. 

To enter the Bark Aid virtual dog show and for more information visit

Editor’s Notes

Enquiries: Adele Pember | Founder of Dog Furiendly | 07807 919681 | [email protected] 

Adele is available for interviews for all media.

Chosen Charities for the Campaign

  • FareShare 
  • National Emergencies Trust 
  • AgeUK 
  • British Red Cross 
  • Wetnose Animal Aid 
  • Broken Biscuits 
  • StreetVet 
  • City Hospice 
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People 
  • When You Wish Upon a Star 
  • Trussell Trust 
  • Serve On K9 Team
  • Dogs for Good 
  • MindUK 
  • Samaritans 
  • International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA) 
  • The Cinnamon Trust
  • Give a Dog a Bone (Scotland)
  • Hope Rescue (Wales)

Businesses Sponsoring the Campaign

  • Walkies – Dog Walking and Pet Sitting (Blackpool)
  • Lucky Penny Petwear (Barnsley)
  • Dobbys Coats (North Wales)
  • Tors & Co. (Leicester)
  • Uniqecorn Designs (Cardiff)
  • Kyki Craft And Design (Worthing)
  • The Bark Side (Birmingham)
  • Collar Club (London)
  • By Buddy (North Wales)
  • Pawty Pooch (Cardiff)
  • Reach Your Pawtential Dog Training (Glasgow)
  • Canine Perspective CIC (Birmingham)
  • Pawfectly Impawfect Pet Boutique (West Yorkshire)
  • Dog-about-town (Cheshire)
  • Bellas Boutique (Stoke-on-Trent)
  • Forsyth And Tedd (Plymouth)
  • Lucky Penny Petwear (Barnsley)
  • Mutts Like Us Photography (Wales)
  • Lunas Loft (Oxfordshire)
  • Pupcakes By Lilian (Glasgow)
  • Tom Harper Photography (Wales)

About Dog Furiendly

DOG FURIENDLY is a brand new digital community and website for 8.5 million dog owners across the UK. We have a free to use, up-to-date website filled with listings including cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, accommodation, attractions and beaches. We also host and find dog friendly events across Wales. Visit our exciting new website. 






All photos to be credited to Tom Harper Photography

More photos available here:

Adele Pember with her pooch Charlie


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