april, 2020

01apr9:00 am30(apr 30)11:59 pmRaystede Virtual Fun Dog ShowEntries close 30 April9:00 am - 11:59 pm (30) Online Event

Raystede Virtual Fun Dog Show


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Join in the Raystede Virtual Fun Dog Show to raise money for the animals at this rescue centre, as featured in our Virtual Dog Events roundup.

Are you currently stuck at home with your four-legged friend? If so, why not give them a treat and enter them into Raystede’s Virtual Fun Dog Show?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Raystede is currently shut to visitors and losing a whopping £1,000 every single day they are closed! So Raystede needs our help more than ever to raise enough money to look after the 400 animals that are at the centre.

So, why not enter your pooch into the Raystede Virtual Fun Dog Show? All you need to do is:

1. Click on THIS LINK to enter them into one of the below categories. After clicking on this link make sure you scroll right down to the bottom of the page and pick the category that you’d like to enter, putting the number of entries you’d like into the box before clicking continue.

2. Send your photos or videos to fundraising@raystede.org. Please make sure you put the category you’re entering, into the ‘Subject’ box in the email. You can send one photo/video for each category and If you could send separate emails for each category you’ve entered into that would be great.

(Please note your photos and videos may be shared with The Argus for them to publish.)

The Raystede online Fun Dog Show will stay open until the 30th of April. All the entries will then be judged and there will be a winner and two runners up in each category. All winners and runners up will receive a special Raystede rosette and a little goody bag.

Each entrant will also automatically be entered into the ‘Best In Show’ category. If your dog wins the ‘Best in Show’ they will receive a unique Raystede rosette, a goody bag, a signed copy of Noel Fitzpatrick’s recent book as well as a very generous prize offered by photographer, Zoltan Attila Kecskes.

Zoltan came 2nd in the 2019 Kennel Club photographer of the year and is donating his ‘Option 2 Portrait Package’ (which is usually worth £150) to the winner of the Best in Show, which includes a free photo session gift card and 10 of your favourite digital images. You can view Zoltan’s incredible work and wonderful photos by visiting his website.

Raystede Virtual Fun Dog Show Categories

It’s £4 to enter your dog into one of the below categories:

  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Biggest Smile
  • Shiniest Coat
  • Worst At Social Distancing
  • Best Party Trick
  • Waggiest Tail

You can either send a photo or a video for each category, although it may be easier to judge ‘Best Party Trick’ and ‘Waggiest Tail’ if you send a video.

What better time to perfect your dog’s best party trick than now? So why not enter the Raystede Virtual Fun Dog Show today and support Raystede Rescue Centre?!

By entering and donating you really are helping Raystede raise vital funds. Raystede receives no government funding, rely on voluntary donations and could not carry on their work without you!

Raystede Virtual Dog Show event image and description courtesy of the event organiser.

About Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

In the 1930’s a lady called Miss M Raymonde-Hawkins purchased a cottage with a small patch of land just outside of Lewes in East Sussex. A former headmistress with deep compassion for animals, she left the education sector to establish Raystede as an animal charity in 1952.

In the early days, the charity was based in her cottage and back garden. But right from the start, she pledged to provide facilities that were equal to or better than existing animal rescue centres.

Fast forward six decades and the vision behind Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare remains as strong and impassioned as it did when Miss Raymonde-Hawkins began her campaign to give unwanted and abandoned animals a better life. Today the site has expanded across 43 acres where over 2000 animals a year are cared for, over 1000 animals a year are rehomed and sanctuary is provided to even more. Raystede are one of the most diverse rescue centres in the UK because they care for so many different species of animals.


1 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 30 (Thursday) 11:59 pm


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