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.

Ashbourne Animal Welfare Dog Show at Dogs Unleashed, Bakewell Showground
Date
Sat 23rd Jun 2018
to
Sun 24th Jun 2018
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 27th Jun 2018
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 22nd Jul 2018
Time
11 am - 4 pm

The Fun Dog Show starts at 12.30 with entries from 11 a.m. and, as you would guess, has classes for all sorts of dogs. There is a class for Jolly Good Looking Chap (Most Handsome Dog), Jolly Good Looking Gal (Prettiest Bitch), Jolliest Dog (Waggiest Tail), Jolly Junior (Best Puppy), Best Biscuit Catcher, Best Expression, Jolly Good Condition and Judge's Favourite. Visit the kennels and cattery and meet some of our cats and dogs looking for new homes. There are Dancing Dogs displays and a small animals corner with tortoises, hedgehogs, rabbits and hens. Homemade lunches and teas are available and the shop is open for gifts as well as our outside sales areas selling books, bric a brac, toys etc. Entry to the event is free but the dog show costs £1 per dog per class.

Bark in The Park and Fun Dog Show at Darley Park, Darley Abbey, Derby
Date
Sun 26th Aug 2018
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 9th Sep 2018
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 2019 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 30th Sep 2018
Time
10.30 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 7th Oct 2018
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 2019 Calendar on sale Please click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Christmas Shopping Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 4th Nov 2018
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 24th Nov 2018
to
Sun 25th Nov 2018
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. YOU CAN ACCESS THE ARK AS USUAL SO PLEASE DISREGARD THE ROAD CLOSURE SIGNS Please click on the button below to download a poster for this event.