Dogs unite! Pet parents, collect your pooch’s collars and leashes and your walking boots. Dogs Unite, a UK-based organization dedicated to matching guide dogs up with the recently blind, has issued a call to arms (and paws) for a charity walk on June 14 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London that could prove to be a chance to unite your pooch in supporting guide dog heroes.
First, get your giving pooch sponsored by setting up an online giving page. Next, get friends and community to donate to your dog’s cause, then sign up for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park charity walk. Your dog will become a hero for the day by helping raise much needed money for the guide dogs who are genuine heroes every day for their owners. This is dogs helping dogs. Dogs working together. Dogs united.
This epic walk will take you and your dog on a tour of the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. There are three routes to choose from: 1.1km, 3.5km and 7km. Participating pups will receive superhero capes and a goodie bag as a reward for helping the guide dogs, while pet parents will have the opportunity to enjoy a whole host of canine-related fun from shows and demonstrations to beauty contests in the vein of Crufts. You will also have the opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrity guests and their pet pooches, including Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey, Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington, Sean Palmer, Gemma Merna and Jorgie Porter and celebrity vet Marc Abrahams.
Registration is now open via the organization’s website.
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