Doggy Day Out to Celebrate Canines

A project created in Landmark’s SELP in Ireland, ‘Doggy Day Out’, strives to celebrate dogs in a family friendly outing taking place on May 8, in Marlay Park in Dublin, from 12 to 4pm.

The outing, created by Carolyn Huey, gives dogs and their owners a chance to compete in a wide variety of events: a Temptation Tunnel, an Agility Demonstration, Certificates of achievement for a dog walkathon, Micro-Chipping, Dog Photography and more.

Funds raised from the event will benefit the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA), a charity formed in 1840. The DSPCA fights animal cruelty in every variety and provides mobile veterinary clinics – for more information, visit their website at

As part of the day there is also an essay competition for young dog owners titled “How my lovely dog has brought fun into my life”. Those 13 years of age or less can enter this competition by mailing their entry of 100 words or less to Huey at:

Carolyn Huey, Doggy Day Essay Competition, 33 The Rise, Boden Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will have their entries copied and distributed to the day’s attendees. Huey is also looking for more volunteers to help put on the day – to get involved contact her at 087 993 8157.

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