Veterans with Dogs

Chance for four-legged friends to have some fun

Torbay Weekly

ANRÁN Fest near Totnes is hosting a Pups With Pups fun day for two and four-legged family members on Saturday, July 30, from 9am to 3pm, in aid of charities Veterans With Dogs and Labrador Rescue.

From dog racing to a doggie gymkhana and a dog show, face painting (for children!) and much more, it’s sure to be a fun day out for all the family.

Based in Exeter, Veterans With Dogs trains and provides assistance dogs for current and former British Armed Forces service personnel diagnosed with a mental health condition.

The dogs that undergo this training are always ‘on shift’, providing the veteran with 24/7, 365 days of assistance. They not only change the lives of the veterans – in some cases, they save them too.

The Pups With Pups fun day is an opportunity for family members of all ages to spoil their own four-legged friends. From fully accredited assistance dogs to much-loved family pets, dogs make a huge difference to both adults and children.

Craig MacLellan, Chief Executive of Veterans With Dogs said: “Pups With Pups is set to be a great day out for all the family, whether they have two or four legs! It’s also a great opportunity for us to showcase what we do in a relaxed environment and emphasise the important work that our assistance dogs perform.

“Any donations that we receive on the day will enable us to continue to support Veterans with mental health difficulties by improving their quality of life, helping them to lead independent lives by training assistance dogs in task-specific skills.”

Held from 29 to 31 July, the three-day music, food and family/community events festival, takes its name from the South Devon venue ANRÁN at Tidwell Farm.

With different ticketing tiers and single event tickets, ANRÁN Fest has been designed to be accessible to everyone. Tickets start at £10 for the food festival (which include food vouchers), with whole-event day tickets at £30 and weekend tickets at £75 for adults. Concession rates are available for under-16s, and children under 8 enter free for most of the events.

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