Bark in the Park returns to Hawick

Published: 20th June 2019

Wilton Lodge Park

Bark in the Park returns to Hawick in Wilton Lodge Park next month.

The family and dog fun day event takes place on Friday 5 July from 11am to 3pm, with a range of activities for dog owners and families to get involved in.

These include:

  • stalls
  • a fun dog show
  • dog agility
  • face painting
  • bouncy castle
  • colouring competition for children

Charities attending Bark in the Park

A number of charities are also supporting Bark in the Park, including:

  • Arthurshiel Rescue Centre
  • Borders Pet Rescue
  • British Horse Society
  • Scottish Dobermann Rescue
  • PDSA
  • Guide Dogs Scotland

Over 500 people have attended the two family and dog fun dayssince it began in 2017.

Responsible dog ownership

In partnership with the Dogs Trust we offer free microchipping and free dog poo bags across the Scottish Borders and we are also offering vouchers for low cost neutering.

We also have extensive information and advice for dog owners on issues including dog fouling, control of dogs and dog theft.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Locality Services

"We know the impact dog fouling can have - it damages everyone’s way of life, is illegal and disgusting, and the blame lies with the irresponsible people who allow their dogs to foul.

“Our teams work hard to educate and enforce but we need the co-operation of everyone to tackle an issue which can blight lives.

“At the same time, I know how wonderful dog ownership can be. As a result, I would encourage owners and families to come along to Wilton Lodge Park to see how they can play your part to help us promote responsible ownership.”

Bark in the Park 2018

Images of last year’s Family and Dog Fun Day are available on our Flickr page