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Bark Aid - Virtual charity dog walk...

PAAW House are delighted to support Bark Aid, a virtual charity dog show organised by Dog Furiendly to raise funds for those affected by Coronavirus. The team at Dog Furiendly have partnered with dog related businesses across the UK, bringing everyone together to create a digital fundraiser.

The virtual dog show called Bark Aid will raise funds for charities that desperately need support to deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19), such as Fare Share, who redistribute food to frontline charities, StreetVet, who provide support for homeless pet owners and Age UK the leading charity for older people, a full list of the charities supported is available at

Dog owners can 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, and the lucky winners will have a chance to win rosettes and prizes sponsored by dog-related businesses across the UK.

The campaign also rallies support from dog influencers such as @barry_the_puggy and @kratutherescuedog who we recently featured following his show stopping appearance at Crufts, as well as some of our own PAAW canine crew, including chief ambassador @burlybearpom and @paaw_vinnie.

Entries for ‘Bark Aid’ cost £1.50 per category and are open from now until 23rd April 2020.

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!

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 who are all 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!”

Dog Furiendly is a new, interactive website for dog owners looking for places in the UK to take their 4-legged companions. They offer a comprehensive list of pubs, cafés, restaurants, shops, visitor attractions and events across the UK, which allow dogs on their premises.

To enter the Bark Aid virtual dog show and for more information visit

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