This weekend dog lovers from near and far descended on Stevens Park in Wollescote for Bark in the Park, a fun dog show celebrating the canine community.
The dog show consisted of several different competing categories scheduled throughout the day, pitting pups and full grown dogs alike against each other in front of a tough panel of judges.
The dog show catorgries consisted of
Dog Most Like its Owner
Best Child Dog Handler
Unfortunately we were unable to film all of the dog show, but if you ae interested you can watch the short video we made of some of the dogs competing in the Golden Oldies and Cutest Puppy categories below.
As well as all the cute pups and older dogs, there were also several gazebos spread around the park selling a variety of different things with raffles and tombolas for people to take part in.
Dudley Mind were amongst the crowd with a gazebo of our own, although we had no dogs with us to enter in the dog show we had plenty of plants for sale grown by our very own volunteers who all work hard on our horticulture project inside the walled gardens of Wollescote Park. We also had a Tombola with various prizes up for grabs, including wooden flower pots made by our horticulture volunteers and a large hamper consisting of many different things kindly put together by Nagheena and Alison. And for anyone feeling a bit peckish from looking after their energetic bundles of fur we also had samosas and onion barjis on sale throughout the day.
Even Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club dropped by with a large orange truck to display, which was certainly one of the stand-out features of Bark in the Park.
Thank you to everyone that attended Bark in the Park on Saturday, especially to all that bought some of our flowers, samosas, onion barjis and to anyone who took part in our tombola. We managed to raise a total of £300 during the event, which will all go towards helping us run our services and activities to support people currently experiencing mental health difficulties in and around the Dudley area.