We recently featured the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) as part of our Sunday Dog Stories, so we were thrilled to be invited to their annual Fun Day recently. Join us today as we introduce you to some of the faces we met, some of the success stories we heard and why we had such a brilliant time!
There were some great activities on display! One which captivated the audience was the amazing Treibball display by Dog Activity Spot. Never heard of it? Well it is amazing!! Also known as ‘Drive Ball’ it is the new dog sport on the block where dogs herd giant inflatable balls in teams. As you can see below, the dogs loved it!!
Once the Treibell display was finished, it was time to take a wander around the event. There were plenty of stalls to look at including Barney’s Biscuit Boxes and the Schnauzerfest Stall which raised over £1,600 for DBARC! There were even some dogs modelling the stock around the event and they looked stunning! The dog tombola also proved to be very popular during the day!
Always a favourite of ours, the incredible scurry run was so much fun to watch. There were some seriously speedy contenders! As you can see, many of the dogs absolutely loved it!
DBARC are renowned for their efforts of rescuing and rehoming many former puppy farmed dogs, so their Fun Day was the perfect spot to launch the new book ‘Saving Maya‘ by Author Janetta Harvey and Illustrator Annabel Wilson. Janetta is an avid campaigner against puppy farming since adopting her dog, Susie-Belle, from DBARC several years ago. Sadly Susie-Belle passed away last December but according to Janetta, the sun would always shine wherever she went, so it seemed fitting the sun came out on this very special day. Check out the new book!!
Whilst walking around and admiring the flurry of dogs and owners, we managed to speak with a number of people about their dogs (something we love doing!) Two we met made a particular impression; namely Buttercup Daisy May and Phoebe, two dogs which had been rescued from a life in a puppy farm. These lovely girls had been bred and bred until they were rescued. So heartbreaking but incredible to see their recovery.
We couldn’t end this blog post without sharing more of the gorgeous faces we met of previous DBARC residents who now thankfully have a home to call their own. There were so many to choose from but these were just some of our favourites.
A TRULY AMAZING DAY!
It really was! It was clear to see how passionate everyone is about DBARC and all they do for dogs and other animals. Having been fortunate enough to be personally taken around the rescue centre by DBARC Manager Janet while all the Fun Day happiness was taking place, it’s evident DBARC is a perfect haven for those in need. By opening up the Centre to everyone during the Fun Day, it also led to many extra adoptions taking place. The perfect ending to a perfect event!!
A huge thank you to DBARC for a great day and to everyone who spoke to us and let us see their gorgeous dogs. Here’s a few more shots of the day. Enjoy and make sure you follow DBARC’s amazing work via Twitter & Facebook as sure they’d love even more support.
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