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.

Open Day and Fun Dog Show at The Ark
Date
Sun 12th May 2019
Time
11 am - 4 pm.

The Allsorts Dog Show starts at 12.30 and as you would guess has classes for all sorts of dogs inc. Most Handsome Dog Prettiest Bitch Best Puppy Most Appealing Eyes Shining Example ( Best Condition ) Waggiest Tail / Happy Dog  Best Rescue, Best Expression Judges Favourite Visit the kennels and cattery, home-made lunches & teas, gifts, books, bric a brac etc. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019
Date
Thu 16th May 2019
Time

The Annual General Meeting of Ashbourne & District Animal Welfare Society will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 16th May 2019 at The Ark, Wyaston Road, Ashbourne,  DE6 1NB.  Any paid-up member who is nominated and seconded by other paid-up members is eligible to stand for election and all nominations should be made in writing to the Chairman at The Ark by  26th April. Members who cannot attend but who would like to vote by proxy can obtain forms from our website or The Ark from April 29th onwards.   We hope that you will attend the meeting to find out how we are doing and to exercise your vote, so please try to come if you can. If you would like more information or a copy of the Minutes of the last AGM, please contact me  at The Ark.  

Peter Smith, Chairman

Dancing Dogs Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 9th Jun 2019
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. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Ashbourne Animal Welfare Dog Show at Dogs Unleashed, Bakewell Showground
Date
Sat 22nd Jun 2019
to
Sun 23rd Jun 2019
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 26th Jun 2019
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 21st Jul 2019
Time
11 am - 4 pm

Fun Dog Show entries are from 11 a.m. and, as you would guess, there are 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 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.