Nottinghamshire Centre Summer Show and Fun Dog Show
Launch of the New Centre
Aug 23 2015
Green Dog Centre Officially Opens its Doors
Visitors and dog-lovers are invited to a day of celebrations and fun as the new eco-friendly Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre is officially opened in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire.
The annual Jerry Green Dog Rescue summer show will coincide with the official opening of the brand new rescue facility in Blidworth, on Sunday 23rd August from 11.30am to 4.30pm. It’s only £1 entry per adult and under-16s go free.
The £1.75 million building boasts solar panels and a biomass boiler, which will help it run in a much more eco-friendly way, reducing heating costs and keeping the space warm in winter and cool in summer.
The facility also features high-specification and welfare-friendly accommodation for 30 dogs, including an intake block, spacious training barn, office space for staff and a new reception area.
“We’re delighted with the new centre, which will allow us to care for more dogs in need of rehoming,” said Martina Martin, Centre Manager for Jerry Green Dog Rescue.
“The facility offers an improved environment for the dogs, visitors and staff alike. We have a better space for prospective owners to meet and spend time with the dogs, a key part of our Meet and Match process.”
Following the official opening ceremony by Paddy Tipping, the summer show will begin at 11.30am and include a fun dog show and scent-work demonstrations by Morag Heirs of Well Connected Canine. Visitors are invited to get involved in the rescue dog walkabout and take a look at various stalls selling dog treats, plants, jewellery, fresh fruit and vegetables and much more.
The fun dog show will feature 10 different classes, including Junior Jerry’s: Child Handler, Best Veteran (eight years plus), Coolest Pup (16 weeks to one year) and Best Fancy Dress. Entries will be taken from 11.30am on the day and cost £1 per dog, per class. Judging will begin at midday.
The kids’ activity zone will keep little ones entertained, with activities to teach them about dog body language and behaviour; there will also be colouring in competitions, educational games and a chance to make treat boxes for the rescue dogs. Children can also have a go at scanning the stuffed toy dog to learn about micro-chipping.
People who don’t have a dog can find out more about the rescue dogs currently looking for a forever home and relax with a choice of hot or cold food and drinks at the various catering stalls.
Martina added: “Whether you’re a dog owner or not, our summer show has something for everyone. This year our team is excited to welcome both old and new visitors to our brand new facility and what we hope will be our best summer show to date.
“Thank you to everyone who generously donated to the building project and to Williams Homes for not only building our brand new eco-friendly centre but for also creating the temporary accommodation to keep us open during the development works.”
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Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Warsop Lane, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0PG
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Warsop Lane , Blidworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. NG21 0PG