We are very proud to support the #GreatDogWalkTogether. It was launched in June 2018. The Great Dog Walk Together website is a place where you can promote your dog walks for FREE!
The aim of the #GreatDogWalkTogether is to encourage people and organisations to arrange community walks, invite everyone to join in, with or without a dog, and enjoy the company of others to promote wellbeing.
Our launch supported the Great Get Together initiative, which was set up by the Jo Cox Foundation to encourage people to get together and celebrate what they have in common.
What could be simpler than arranging a walk to start a conversation? All you have to do is decide where you want to walk and invite others to join in. We will shortly have a dedicated website where you can post details of your walk. We will also provide a list of other ways you can promote it. Nobody who wants company should be without it.
These walks can involve small groups meeting locally for a short walk around your neighbourhood streets or a longer walk in a nearby park or surrounding countryside. It doesn’t need to be a large gathering. It’s for everyone across the country to get involved with and you don’t even need a dog to take part. We simply want to find a way for more people to get out and about and enjoy the company of dogs to promote wellbeing.
How to get involved?
- Visit the Great Dog Walk Together website where you can post details of a walk you wish to arrange or find out about walks taking place
- Sign up to our newsletter to receive regular updates
- Join our Great Dog Walk Together Facebook group
- Follow us, like us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the campaign
- Tag #GreatDogWalkTogether in your updates so we can engage with you too, share your messages, images and videos.
Progress we made in 2017
Evidence has demonstrated the significant benefits the company of dogs can bring. Research has also highlighted that more and more people in the UK either live alone or are lonely. Dogs also suffer from loneliness and would love company especially if left at home during the day.
We made great process in 2017 - we've helped to set up the first dog society at the University of Bristol enabling students to enjoy the company of dogs.