London Dog Week postponed until further notice due to coronavirus

London Dog Week, a celebration of dogs and dog lovers in the capital of the UK, has been postponed until further notice due to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic.

The event was originally scheduled for 23 – 29 March 2020.

In an update, London Dog Week stated, “Along with our partners and extra government precautions we have made the decision to postpone London Dog Week due to concerns surrounding Covid-19. We are very sad that the week has to be postponed and know you all have been very much looking forward to these events and we have been working around the clock to bring amazing events to the dogs and dog lovers of London, however the health and safety of our guests, team and the wider community is our absolute priority.”

Recently, the UK government announced that it would ban mass gatherings across the country.

Rocky in the London Underground

During the originally scheduled date of 23 – 29 March, London Dog Week will launch ‘PAWSITIVITY’ an uplifting online interactive event series on the its social channels, “making the best of dog life at home whilst we are socially distancing”.

“We will be featuring tips and advice on how to stimulate your dog at home whilst self isolating, Q&A sessions from canine experts, inspirational and exclusive content and competitions,” London Dog Week stated.

It added that “All purchases for LDW events will be honoured for rescheduled events. Purchasers will be notified by email on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to make the new dates once announced.”

London Dog Week describes the event as “Featuring a fun-packed, dog-centric, sassy schedule, London Dog Week isn’t an event to miss, with anything from fashion exclusives to office dog experiences, shopping, competitions and celebrations of wellness included throughout the week. Whether your a dog-owner or a fur baby fan, there’s something for everyone to love.”

Rocky in London, with a glove to protect a small cut (photo: Fur and Fables)

While many events around the world are being cancelled, it’s no surprise that a big dog event such as London Dog Week was cancelled.

Expect more upcoming dog events, including dog festivals, to make announcements soon regarding the impact of coronavirus.

In the meantime, while social distancing at the house, dogs can still have a bit of fun. Check out the video below for 9 fun activities to keep your dog entertained during this period.

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