Calendar of Events

Our monthly Open Days are great family days out and visitors can look round The Ark, meet some of our cats and dogs, enjoy a delicious homemade lunch or tea and bag themselves a bargain from one of our many stalls selling gifts, books, bric a brac, jewellery and toys. The Ark is open on these days from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is free apart from at our big July Open Day, with its extra attractions.

Stall & Dog Show at Bakewell Show 2/3 August
Date
Wed 2nd Aug 2017
to
Thu 3rd Aug 2017
Time
entries from 10 am

A Companion Dog Show with both Pedigree and Fun classes is being held at Bakewell Show on 2nd & 3rd August, with all proceeds in aid of Ashbourne Animal Welfare. You can enter from 10 am on the day and judging starts at 12 noon. So if you are going for a day out to Bakewell Show and taking your dog with you, do go along to the Dog Show area and enter in this extra dog show and help raise money for The Ark.

Bark in The Park and Fun Dog Show at Darley Park, Darley Abbey, Derby
Date
Sun 27th Aug 2017
Time
11am - 3pm

Bring your dog along to have a Dogs Day out and join in the fun. The Dog Show judging starts 12.30 with entries from 11.15. Classes inc. Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Top Dog, Waggiest Tail, Best Puppy, etc. Gift stalls.
Click on the button to download a poster for this event.

September Open Day
Date
Sun 10th Sep 2017
Time
11 am - 4 pm

The Ark has lots of cats and dogs patiently waiting for loving new homes so come along and make September a special month by offering one of our residents a new home. You'll get a new best friend and loyal companion and they will get a new family to love. Homemade lunches and teas are available, our shop is open for gifts and our new range of charity Christmas cards and The Ark 2018 calendar will be on sale. Our outside sales areas will be open offering books, bric a brac, toys etc.
Admission is free.

Sponsored Walk, Ilam Park, nr. Ashbourne
Date
Sun 24th Sep 2017
Time
10 am - 4 pm

Thanks to the National Trust, we are again holding our Sponsored Walk in the beautiful grounds of Ilam Country Park. There will be walks to suit all abilities from a gentle 2 miles stroll to a more energetic 5 miles walk, and all walks start and finish at Ilam Hall. The walk is open to everyone, not just dog owners, who are of course welcome but, as this is sheep country, dogs do have to be kept on a lead. We would love walkers to get sponsorship but, if this is a problem, you can turn up on the day and join in for a donation of just 5. If you can't join in you can sponsor one of our volunteer dog walkers, accompanied by an Ark dog or ex-Ark dog, to do the walk for you. We do hope you can support this event one way or the other as it is a super day out...whatever the weather!

To download a Sponsorship form click on the button below or email [email protected] or call 01335 300494.

Animal Behaviour Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 8th Oct 2017
Time
11am - 4pm

Companion Animal Behaviourist & Trainer on site giving talks, demonstrations etc inc. Dog Agility. Cat Chat Corner advice on cat behaviour etc. Visit the kennels and catterey, homemade lunches & teas, books, bric a brac, gifts, Ark Xmas cards and 2018 Calendar on sale

Christmas Shopping Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 5th Nov 2017
Time
11am - 4pm

Get your Christmas gifts and cards from us and help the cats and dogs in our care. Visit the kennels & cattery, homemade lunches & teas,books, bric a brac and toys etc.
Please click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Christmas at The Ark Open Weekend
Date
Sat 25th Nov 2017
to
Sun 26th Nov 2017
Time
11am - 4pm

Visit the kennels & cattery which are decorated for Christmas. All the cats & dogs have a stocking ready to collect for their Christmas Dinner! Festive food, lots of gifts to buy for presents.