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.

Dancing Dogs Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 11th Jun 2017
Time
11 am - 4 pm

The Ark's version of Strictly Come Dancing! Enjoy displays of freestyle dancing with dogs and heelwork to music by The Academy for Canine Education. Visit the kennels & cattery, lunches and teas, gifts, books, bric a brac.

Ashbourne Animal Welfare Dog Show at Dogs Unleashed, Bakewell Showground
Date
Sat 24th Jun 2017
to
Sun 25th Jun 2017
Time
10am - 5 pm


The Dogs Unleashed event at Bakewell Showground really is a great day out for dog lovers. We run the fun dog show and all proceeds from this go to us. Classes include Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Waggiest Tail, Best Puppy, Top Dog, Best Biscuit Catcher etc. We also have a stand at the show selling our goods. Do please come along and support us. There are lots of doggy attractions including agility, terrier racing, flyball, heelwork to music etc.

Open Garden Evening at Cotton Grange Farm
Date
Wed 28th Jun 2017
Time
6.00pm

Cotton Grange Farm, Ellaston Road, Winkhill.
Admission 4 including tea or coffee and cake. Plant Stall. Proceeds shared between Ashbourne Animal Welfare and Cheadle Animal Welfare. Tel: 01538 308371 for more information.

Jolly July Open Day and Fun Dog Show
Date
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Time
11 am - 4 pm

The Fun Dog Show starts at 12.30 and, as you would guess, has classes for all sorts of dogs. Visit the kennels and cattery, home-made lunches & teas, gifts, books, bric a brac, Dancing Dogs, vintage cars, hedgehogs, tortoises, guinea pigs, rabbits.

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, plants.
Click on the button to download a poster for this event.

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

Details to follow

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.