Doggy day out at the beach for Exmouth's four-legged carers
PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 August 2019
'Therapy' dogs which give their owners a respite from loneliness, anxiety and health issues are set to have a 'paw-some' time.
A unique beach-side fun day, aimed at spreading the positive effects assistance dogs can have, is being held at the Queen's Drive Space on Saturday, September 7.
Dog-related businesses, experts and those who benefit from canine therapy will be coming together from 10.30am until 2pm.
The 'Paws for the Cause' event is the brainchild of 29-year-old Dawn Spence, a qualified assistance dog trainer, who wants to celebrate and raise awareness of the medical and emotional benefits owners can get from their pooches.
She said: "Dogs are incredible therapy givers in so many ways.
"This is an opportunity to get as many people together as possible.
"Everyone's dog is realistically a therapy dog."
Activities on the day will include a dog show, an agility course, nutritional advice, grooming demonstrations and a chill out area for owners.
The event will also raise funds for the Nowzad charity, which rescues dogs from war-torn Afganistan.