Dogs Unite Walk | Apedale Country Park | 31st July 2016

This Dogs Unite walk was arranged by Hounds and took place in the beautiful surroundings of Apedale Country Park in Staffordshire. We are grateful for the generosity and support of those who sponsored Elsa and pleased to add over £50 to the fund raising pot for Guide Dogs!

Dogs Unite is a series of sponsored dog walks taking place across the UK. Your dog is the hero of the hour, raising awareness and funds for Guide Dogs by getting sponsored to take part. This is dogs helping dogs. Dogs working together. Dogs united!” – Dogs Unite, Guide Dogs UK.

When we found out about this walk taking place we jumped at the opportunity to raise some money, support Guide Dogs (as well as Hounds) and knew that Elsa would love meeting the other dogs and walking around the beautiful Staffordshire countryside!

Elsa waits patiently at the meeting point…and greets the other dogs taking part in the walk!

Woody & Charlie from Hounds were there too of course!

 And we were off!

Elsa decided that she would barge right to the front…

… and just wanted to play with Woody & Charlie!

Fortunately the weather was very kind to us on the walk, despite some threatening looking clouds! We were all starting to feel quite hot at this point!

 Soon the half-way point was in sight…

We all had a rest to rehydrate and relax in the cool breeze.

A perfect opportunity for more sniffing around!

 The final stretch of the walk was downhill thankfully!

Hounds also had a raffle and were selling dog biscuits and cupcakes to raise money for Guide Dogs. A nice little treat after the walk.

Elsa even got her own certificate and key ring for taking part!

We’d like to say a big thank you to Anya from Hounds in Newcastle-under-Lyme for arranging this walk!

We had a fantastic time, it was great to meet all the other dogs and walkers too! Elsa had a blast and spent the rest of the afternoon snoozing. We’ll definitely be back again next year. In the meantime there will be many more Dogs Unite walks taking place across the UK, click here to find one local to you.

Apedale Country Park

Loomer Rd, Chesterton, Newcastle ST5 7LB


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