Charity event at Pets at Home

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The Pets at Home store in Lisburn is hosting a breakfast event to raise money for charity, Dogs for Good.

Part of a national initiative, the Big Dogs Breakfast will take place in store on Sunday November 1st, an hour before opening.

The store team is inviting the local community to enjoy a hot beverage and some breakfast treats, with or without their dog, in return for a donation.

Staff in store will also be holding a free Advanced Nutrition workshop, where staff will be offering advice to customers on pet nutrition and health. Owners will be able to ask any questions they may have about their four legged friend’s nutrition needs with the store’s trained pet advisors.

All funds raised on the day will be donated to Dogs for Good, the new name for Dogs for the Disabled. Dogs for Good provides three services: Assistance Dog – training assistance dogs to support adults and children with physical disabilities and children with autism; Family Dog – providing specialist advice and support to help people get the most out of their relationship with their pet dog and Community Dog: training activity and therapy dogs and their specialist handlers to work in communities and schools.

Dogs for Good currently has 187 assistance dogs working in partnership with adults with disability, 69 working with children with a disability and 57 working with a family with a child with autism.

Pets at Home store manager, Daryl Gorman, said: “We’re really excited about this event as it’s a great opportunity to meet people from across the community or catch-up with familiar faces over breakfast. Whether you’re a dog owner or not, we’d love you to come down to help us raise money and change people’s lives by supporting Dogs for Good.”

For more information and store opening times, go to www.petsathome.com or contact your local Pets at Home store.

For more information about Dogs for Good, visit www.dogsforgood.org