| Topic: Paws in the Park 2022 Shows
Message posted by Monty1505/3/2022 at 3:02pm
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Done the Kent PITP a few times, but as a 'working' visit, the Border Collie rescue charity I got my dog from used to have a stand there which I helped staff, and my dog acted as a Ambassador for the charity and was also on the stand. Being a working attendance I didn't get to spend too much time actually seeing the attractions, other than my brief lunch break and the odd dog 'comfort break', but seemed to be a fair variety of demos and exhibitions, and a vast range of stands marketing doggy stuff, many of the dog welfare and rescue charities also had stands. Probably enough there to spend quite a few hours watching and wandering around. No surprise, it is absolutely jam packed with dogs, and the vast majority seem to get along really well! Probably sensory overload for the dogs! - all those strange doggy smells, and endless foody and treaty odours wafting around, expect a very tired dog after the show! I certainly had a chorus of doggy snoring on the two hour drive home!
Sadly don't do it any more, the personal financial cost to the volunteers of attending and setting up and dismantling the stand far, far, exceeded the pittance of funds raised at the show, we'd have raised 3 or 4 times the amount if the handful of volunteers just pooled our fuel costs for attending! Seems no one wanted to help rescue Border Collies! - and the most disinterested and tightfisted were the pedigree Collie owners attending!
Never camped there, so can't comment on that aspect. Bit too far away (mostly the need to drive half of M25, which I hate, rather than absolute distance) for a personal day visit, so not likely to attend.