Virtual dog show coming soon, aims to raise money for coronavirus

Virtual dog show coming soon, aims to raise money for coronavirus

Dog Furiendly, a digital dog friendly community, is partnering with dog-related businesses across the UK, to host a virtual dog show.

The virtual dog show, ‘Bark Aid’, will raise funds for charities that desperately need support to cope with coronavirus crisis.

Dog parents will show off their beloved pooch by uploading photos in a series of fun categories from the comfort of their home.

Each category will raise funds for a charity in need such as Fare Share who redistribute food to frontline charities, Streetvet who provides support for homeless pet owners and Age UK the leading charity for older people.

Dog parents will have the chance to win ribbons and prizes sponsored by local dog-related businesses across the UK.

The campaign also rallies support from British dog social media influencers such as @Barry_the_puggy and Kratu the rescue dog.

Founder of Dog Furiendly Adele Pember said, “We all know that this virus is having devastating effects on our society, which means we need to find innovative ways to bring people together to support others. Events have been cancelled up and down the country that raise crucial funds for charities who are feeling the pressure and supporting the nation through this tough time.”

“We’re a nation of dog lovers, so many of us will be taking comfort with them and no doubt, cute photos during this uneasy time, Pember said. “So, to lend a helping paw we came up with Bark Aid, a virtual dog show to lift community spirits. We’re supporting over 20 charities all who are doing amazing work throughout this time to get our community back up on all four paws. Our tails are wagging to see so many photos!”

To enter the Bark Aid virtual dog show and for more information visit dogfuriendly.com/barkaid. Entries for the ‘Bark Aid’ cost £1.50 per category and are open from now until the 23 April 2020.

Adele Pember with her pooch Charlie (Dog Furiendly, Tom Harper Photography

Commentary

With many dog friendly events, shows and festivals cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, an online interactive dog show is a wonderful idea to bring the community of dog lovers together. Bark Aid is also for a great cause as it will be supporting and raising funds for various charities that need help due to the crisis. The event will also serve to lift the spirits of dog lovers and create engagement and serve as fun for dog lovers during this time of lockdown.

Rocky the Traveller ready to tune in to the online dog show (Classy Dog Studios)

 

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