Last weekend we organised the national launch of the Great Dog Walk Together in Bristol, and with such amazing sunshine and an incredible turn out – what a walk it proved to be!
The Great Dog Walk Together initiative was created by Elaine Brown, the owner of In Your Dog House Gifts and mum to Rupert, the Westie. The aim of the project is to encourage dog walkers to join together in community dog walks, to promote health and wellbeing, whilst making new friends along the way.
With so many excited dogs together in one place on Saturday, not surprisingly the BBC turned up to record a piece for the radio and local TV news. BBC natural history presenter and dog-lover
“I’m thrilled to be supporting this great initiative because it’s such a wonderful way for people within their community to meet up, enjoy the outdoors and develop friendships,”
Elaine Brown, said “We hope that the launch is just the very beginning of The Great Dog Walk Get Together and will encourage more people to arrange their own dog walks in their community. It’s such a lovely way to meet new people - and seeing all these smiles today, it really demonstrates the value of meeting up with others and enjoying the company of dogs.”
The walks can involve small groups meeting locally for a leisurely stroll, or longer walks through parks or surrounding countryside – everyone can set their own distance and pace. Why not think about setting up your own local walk - It’s simple to do, simply click here for more information on how you can get involved.
We were very excited to take part in this project, and really hope that as many of you as possible will get involved in creating dog walks of your own with your local community.
At the end of the walk on Saturday, Rupert the Westie along with the other dogs tucked into some delicious natural treats - some seemingly less willing to share their goodies than others!