This summer, Canford will once again be running its popular sports courses.
For many of us, family includes our faithful, furry friends. Lockdown has led us to really appreciate their company and so in celebration of our companions (canine and otherwise), the Friends of Canford are hosting Canford cRUFFts - a platform for you to show case your happy hound, pampered pooch, or in the case of Mr Vessey, gorgeous guinea pig!
Unfortunately, not all pets are quite so lucky, and animal shelters and rescue centres are reporting an increase in the level of animals requiring rehoming. Particularly, young dogs who have outgrown their cute puppy phase and are not adjusting to life on their own, now many owners have returned to work.
The cost to enter is £9 (ca'nine') and proceeds from Canford cRUFFts will be donated to one such cause: Margaret Green Animal Rescue, whose local Church Knowle rescue centre opened in 1965.
Canford cRUFFts launches on Wednesday 26th May and the pet show will run from Monday 14th until Friday 18th June. Please see below for class details.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing your submissions on Facebook. It is going to be a paw-some event!
The Friends of Canford
How to take part
1. Enter your pet
From Monday 14th June, you will be able to upload your submission to our Canford cRUFFts Facebook group under a thread (one category per day posted at 09:00) and the rest of the Canford Community will vote for their favourite entry by 'liking' their favourite submission.
Just one entry fee gives you unlimited entries in all classes per pet.
2. No pet? No problem! Join in the fun and vote for your favourites
Look out for a link closer to the time for you to join us and vote for your favourite pets.
1. Best headshot - voting from Monday 14th June
2. Best trick (video category) - voting from Wednesday 16th June
3. Bonus category: My Pet and Me – how much do you look like your pet? Let us be the judge! Fancy dress encouraged! - voting from Monday 14th June
4. Best boy - voting from Tuesday 15th June
5. Best girl - voting from Thursday 17th June
6. Best veteran (7 years old and over) - voting from Friday 18th June
The winners for each class will be announced on Friday 25th June. Rosettes will be awarded for 1st Class Places. The overall competition winner will receive a framed portrait of their pet.