Every dog had its day at sanctuary

Louise Wilson with her Pomeranian Lilypet.

Louise Wilson with her Pomeranian Lilypet.

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ALGARKIRK hosted its own version of Crufts on Sunday when about 200 people enjoyed an open day organised by Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

Pet poodles, chihuahuas, spaniels and their owners were treated to a day of attractions in aid of the sanctuary for abandoned and unwanted dogs.

Connie Wilson and pet poodle Dennis at Jerry Green Dog Rescue's open day in Algarkirk.

Connie Wilson and pet poodle Dennis at Jerry Green Dog Rescue's open day in Algarkirk.

Highlights included a fun dog show with 20 different classes such as most handsome dog, waggiest tail and happy families for two or more dogs living in the same home.

There was also a tombola, barbecue, tea stall and dog fancy dress competition.

About £1,350 was raised for the dog rescue charity which has five centres in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, including Algarkirk.

Jo Hickson, manager of the Algarkirk centre, said: “This is the 15th year of the event and it’s mainly a chance for dogs we’ve looked after over the years to come back and say hello to us.

“We had about 200 people who came and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

“It was a relaxed, come-and-have-a-bit-of-fun day where we had a fun dog show which draws the crowds in.

“Our chief executive, David Foulds, came to judge the dogs which everyone really liked and the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People also had a stall.

“We’re really pleased with what we raised and would like to thank everyone who came to our event.”