The Dog Lovers Festival was developed to celebrate our best friends and to educate, entertain and inform dog owners and lovers, not dogs. It always presents a unique opportunity to meet and connect with hundreds of beautiful dogs and learn more about our wonderful canine companions.
We have worked hard to ensure that this is under controlled conditions for the safety and welfare of dogs and people. We could never deliver this level of care if visitors were able to bring their own dogs, especially as around 30,000+ people attend the Festival , and over 90% of our visitors own one or more dogs.
We would also need to test the behaviour of every dog prior to entry and review their vaccination certificates which would just not be possible.
So, we ask all visitors to please respect this position and not bring their dog(s). Refunds will not be provided for visitors who do turn up with their pooch. Sorry!