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.

Be My Valentine Open Day
Date
Sun 9th Feb 2020
Time
11am - 4pm

Let one of our dogs or cats steal your heart! Visit the cattery & kennels, homemade lunches & teas, gifts books, bric-a-brac etc. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

March Madness Open Day
Date
Sun 8th Mar 2020
Time
11 am - 4 pm

Spring into action and visit the cats and dogs. Homemade lunches and teas, gifts, books, bric-a-brac etc. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Healthy Hound & Fit Feline Open Day At The Ark
Date
Sun 5th Apr 2020
Time
11 am - 4 pm.

Vet on site so get your pet MOT'd! Advice on diet, exercise dental care, age related illness etc. Visit the kennels and cattery. Homemade lunches & teas, gifts, books, bric a brac etc. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event

Open Day and Fun Dog Show at The Ark
Date
Sun 3rd May 2020
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.

Flag Day, Ashbourne
Date
Sat 16th May 2020
Time
9 am - 3 pm

Volunteer collectors needed. If you can spare an hour or two please ring 01335 300494

Dancing Dogs Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 7th Jun 2020
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.