Dogs and their owners are invited to celebrate International Dog Day and the launch of a new Dog Walking Guide with a meet-up and ramble in Dalston.
The group walk, which is being led by Paragon Veterinary Group, will take place on Friday August 26 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Paragon vet Graham Lewis said: “We would love locals and their dogs to join us for our group dog walk to celebrate our faithful friends on International Dog Day.
“We’ll also be launching our new free dog walk guide with copies available on the day.
“The guide features six of the best dog walks in Cumbria and the one we will do together on the day is featured in the guide.
“It is one of my favourites which I do with my two dogs Clova and Skye and is a short easy route. There will be time for a leisurely ramble and chat.”
As an extra treat, the first 20 people to register to attend will receive dog goody bags to take away.
Participants will need to register on Paragon’s Eventbrite page. There will also be an opportunity to take a look around Paragon’s facilities and ask questions.
The six walks featured in Paragon’s Dog Walking Guide have been specially selected with dogs in mind, and none include stiles.
Graham, who is based at Paragon’s Dalston surgery, had the idea to produce the booklet which is called ‘Come on, let’s go!’
It showcases two of his own favourite walks as well as four by the award-winning outdoor writer, and dog lover, Vivienne Crow.
The guide includes vital information on avoiding hazards like heatstroke and blue green algae, and how to behave around livestock and has tips on dog friendly pubs, advice on terrain and parking. Each walk includes a step-by-step guide to the route.
● Paragon’s group dog walk takes place on August 26 2022 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you would like to take part you must register at: https://bit.ly/Paragondogwalk
● Paragon’s free guide ‘Come on Let’s Go! The Cumbria Dog Walking Guide’ is free and available to download at https://bit.ly/dogwalkingguide and hard copies are available at our Dalston practice.
Paragon Veterinary Group has surgeries at Dalston, Newbiggin near Penrith and at Wetheral.