Paws for Remembrance offers the opportunity for dog lovers to explore the Arboretum which is home to more than 350 memorials which pay tribute to those who have served, sacrificed, or suffered on behalf of our country. Volunteers were on-hand to provide information about the Arboretum and the memorials encountered during the walk throughout the day.
Veterinary staff from the PDSA were onsite site offering free MOT health checks for dogs, free general pet care advice, demonstrations of emergency pet first aid, and a range of pet care items for sale. Our Happy Hounds High Street also hosted a selection of pet related businesses from across the country offering a wide range of products and services, including pet portraits, pet clothing, and treats.
Sarah Oakden, Head of Marketing at the Arboretum, said: “Paws for Remembrance was founded in 2016 after we were collared by dog owners who wanted to bring their four-legged friends to explore more of the site than usually pawmitted. Dogs are welcome to visit the Arboretum all year round; however we do ask that dog walkers use our designated route to ensure the comfort of all our visitors.”
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