Hounds on the Heath event a success for The Mayhew Animal Home

Saturday's Hounds on the Heath dog show

Saturday's Hounds on the Heath dog show - Credit: Archant

Visitors with two and four legs joined in with a day of fun held by an animal charity in Kensal Green at the weekend.

Saturday's Hounds on the Heath dog show

Saturday's Hounds on the Heath dog show - Credit: Archant

More than 500 people, including celebrities and famous judges, attended The Mayhew Animal Home’s ‘Hounds on the Heath ‘event on Hampstead Heath.

The popular dog show got bigger and better as it brought together an eclectic mix of stalls, activities and entertainment, for pooches and people alike.

Organiser Jemma Gillard said: “It went really smoothly, it was a brilliant day.

“A lot of different dogs and dog-walkers came.”

All the different dogs competing in the show on Saturday were judged by high-profile celebrities from MP Kerry McCarthy to Kiss FM DJ Pandora Christie and Lucy The Rescue Cavalier.

TV presenter Anneka Svenska and actor Dan Richardson also attended on the day, although in a non-judging capacity.

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Events on the day also offered opportunities for all the family including dogs to splurge over stalls and win amazing prizes in a raffle, as well as meet dog behaviourist expert Kevin McNicholas.

Ms Gillard added: “Everyone really enjoyed themselves and had a successful day.

“We are still counting how much we took on the day, but it looks set to double last year’s takings and attendance.”

To find out more about The Mayhew visit themayhew.org.

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