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Events

Select the month below to see the events.  

We always need new volunteers who can come along to our events and help us raise funds and promote greyhounds and lurchers as pets.  If you can help at any of the events please contact us here.

If you intend to come along to visit any of the events please always check our facebook page before leaving, incase of any last minute changes, usually caused by the weather.

July 2017

The Chilham Chase and Chill 2017
Chilham Castle
Saturday, 1st

KGR will have a stall at the Chilham Chase and Chill 2017.  Please come along and support us on what should be a really fun day.   The chase is a 2k fun run and the Chill is live music from 2.30pm from The Chillbillies, The Maidavales, JavaJam, The Band & others - plus birds of prey, classic cars and of course KGR with lots of our hounds, all within the stunning grounds of Chilham Castle. There is a £10 adults, £5 children entry charge into the event.

This is a great event for us to showcase KGR and greyhounds and lurchers as pets and we would love to hear from anyone who can help on the day. We have a limited number of volunteer passes which will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please email us at info@ekentgreyhoundrescue.com   More information about the event can be found here https://www.chilhamchase.com/chilham-chill/

 

Lympne Fun Dog Show
Lympne Village Hall, Lympne
Sunday, 9th

We are back at the lovely Lympne Village Fun Dog Show - (near Hythe, Kent) for their annual FUN dog show - lots of stalls including KGR with our ball pool. Registration from 11am, show from 12. Please note we are not organising this dog show so we do not know which classes will be held.

If you can help on the day please let us know at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com

This is a really nice village dog show - relaxed, fun and great cakes!

Lympne Village Hall,  CT21 4NX

 

Canterbury Street Collection
Canterbury
Saturday, 15th

Our volunteers will be on the High Street near to Cafe Rouge, from 11am until 4pm collecting much needed funds for KGR - we will have lots of greyhounds and lurchers with us for you to meet and cuddle. If you can help please contact us.

From Couch Dog to Jog Dog
Mote Park, Maidstone
Saturday, 15th

George Grey will be jogging his  first 5k Dog Jog on 15th July 2017 at 2pm in Mote Park with all his doggy friends.  He will be running for his favourite Charity which is of course 'Kent Greyhound Rescue'   Please sponsor him and help all the other dogs find their forever homes. 

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/janewren1

Hythe Street Collection
Hythe, Kent
Saturday, 22nd

Come along and meet our lovely hounds looking for homes - we will be in the centre of Hythe on the High Street raising much needed funds for KGR.  We are local to Hythe so we would like as many people as possible to help us promote KGR and the dogs in our care.

If you can help please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com

Foal Farm Summer Dog Show
Foal Farm, Biggin Hill
Sunday, 23rd

Lots of fun for all the family - a great day out for dogs. Starts at 11 until 5 - admission £5 per vehicle or £1 per person on foot.  Lots of stalls, beer tent, live entertainment, dog show and lots more.  We will be there with our ball pool for the hot dogs to cool down in - great fun with a £1 donation to KGR.

Please note we are not organising the dog show.  For information regarding classes etc please refer to the Foal Farm website.

Chilham Horse Trials Saturday
Chilham Park
Saturday, 29th

Join us for a wonderful afternoon watching the dressage and show jumping whilst walking around showcasing our dogs looking for homes. We have a stall in the trade stands area and will be there with our dogs and some kennel dogs. We have a limited number of volunteer passes into the event, allocated on a first come basis - if you can help on the day please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com - the actual entry charge is £10 per car (all passengers) or £2 per person on foot.

We are back on the Sunday - when we will also be hosting a dog show on the front lawn on Chilham Castle.

http://www.chilhampark.co.uk/default.aspx

Romney Marsh County Fayre
New Romney, Kent
Saturday, 29th

Join us for a great day of family entertainment starting with a parade at 10.15 from The Marsh Academy along The High Street to the St Martins Fields where the show starts at 12. There are 2 arenas with entertainment all afternoon, plus lots of stalls selling local produce and crafts. We will be there with our stall selling treats, toys and our tombola.

We still need volunteers to come along and join in the parade - it is great fun and a brilliant way to showcase KGR - little Lily puppy found her forever home last year after her new family spotted her in the parade. We also need help in the afternoon walking around the event with one of our kennel dogs. If you can help please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com

The event is free and great fun for all the family.

Chilham Horse Trials & Dog Show Sunday
Sunday, 30th

KGR dog show - sponsored by Cinque Port Vets - on the lawn in front of the castle in the afternoon. Entry into Chilham Park as below - entry into the dog show £2 per dog per class with proceeds from the dog show going to KGR. 

Classes:
Best Puppy
Best Veteran
Best Child Handler
Best Turned Out
Best Greyhound
Best Lurcher
Most Handsome dog
Prettiest Bitch
Best Brace
Most Appealling Eyes
The Waggiest Tail
The dog The Judge Would Like To Take Home
Best In Show

Rosettes and prize bags for the winners.  If you can help to compare the dog show in the afternoon please let us know 

Join us for a wonderful afternoon watching the dressage and show jumping whilst walking around showcasing our dogs looking for homes. We have a stall in the trade stands area and will be there wiht our dogs and some kennel dogs. We have a limited number of volunteer passes into the event allocated on a first come basis - if you can help on the day please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com - the actual entry charge is £10 per car (all passengers) or £2 per person on foot.

 

August 2017

Herne Bay Street Collection
Herne Bay
Saturday, 5th

We will near to the market in the centre of Herne bay between 11am and 3pm. Volunteers are still needed and if you can help please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com.

Whitstable Street Collection
Whitstable
Saturday, 12th

KGR will in the centre of Whitstable with some of our homeless hounds - why not come and say hello.

Biddenden Tractorfest & Country Fayre
Beech Lane Field, Beach Lane, Biddenden TN27 8EX
Saturday, 19th

This is an amazing, busy, Country Show with so much to do for all the family. Admission into the show is £8.00 and more information is here www.tractorfest.co.uk

Starts at 10am until 5pm.

We will be here again with our KGR stall selling toys and treats plus tombola. We will also have the ball pool and the sausage bobbing paddling pool.

This year KGR are also hosting 2 dog show classes on each day. In the morning the class is "Friendliest Dog" and in the afternoon the class is "The Dog The Judge Would Most Like to Take Home". Same classes on both days. Free entry into each class and the top 5 dogs get a great prize bag and a rosette. The prize bags have been sponsored by Cinque Port Vets.

This is a huge event and we really need more volunteers to help. We have limited free volunteer passes which will be allocated on a first come basis so if you can help please let us know asap.

We also need a compare for a hour in the morning and the afternoon on both days for the dog show.

The show is on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

Biddenden Tractorfest & Country Fayre
Biddenden
Sunday, 20th

This is an amazing, busy, Country Show with so much to do for all the family. Admission into the show is £8.00 and more information is here www.tractorfest.co.uk

Starts at 10am until 5pm.

We will be here again with our KGR stall selling toys and treats plus tombola. We will also have the ball pool and the sausage bobbing paddling pool.

This year KGR are also hosting 2 dog show classes on each day. In the morning the class is "Friendliest Dog" and in the afternoon the class is "The Dog The Judge Would Most Like to Take Home". Same classes on both days. Free entry into each class and the top 5 dogs get a great prize bag and a rosette. The prize bags have been sponsored by Cinque Port Vets.

This is a huge event and we really need more volunteers to help. We have limited free volunteer passes which will be allocated on a first come basis so if you can help please let us know asap.

We also need a compare for a hour in the morning and the afternoon on both days for the dog show.

The show is on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

 

September 2017

Hop Festival, Faversham
Faversham
Sunday, 3rd

This is a huge and very busy free event, celebrating the history of Faversham.  KGR will have a stall here on the Sunday (the event is on all weekend) - it is our first time at the event so we are not sure of the set up but we will have our big red KGR tent with us.

If you can help on the day please let us know - we are very proactive and like to take the dogs out to meet people, increasing their chances of finding homes.  To do this we need people who can walk the dogs around events and chat to people about KGR and hounds in general.  If you can help please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com

Summer Dog Show - Hythe
The Green, Hythe, Kent CT21 6EG
Sunday, 10th

There will be the dog show with lots of fun clases for all breeds of dogs plus our tea tent with lots of homemade goodies both sweet and savoury.

We will be selling our full range of coats, fleece coats and rain macs  plus  Outhwaites coats and Hunter Wax jackets.  Plus handmade knitted jumpers, snoods, harnesses, collar and leads, and our full range of toys.  Infact everything you could need for your dog.

We will also be having a tombola, a raffle and some really nice stalls selling great stuff.

Class Schedule

£2 per class

Judging starts at 11am

1        Best Puppy (6 - 12 months)

2        Best Child Handler (up to 12 years old)

3        Best Veteran (7 years and over)

4        Best Greyhound

5        Friendliest/Happiest Dog

6        Best Non-Rescue

7        Best Brace

8        Most appealing eyes

 

 

Judging starts at 2pm

9       Best Yearling (12 - 24 months)

10     Prettiest Bitch

11      Most Handsome Dog

12      Best Rescue

13      Best Condition

14      Best Lurcher

15      Fancy Dress

16      Dog Judge would like to take home

 

Best in Show (every dog that was placed 1st in previous classes)

To be Judged approx 3.30 

October 2017

Gravesend Street Collection
Gravesend
Saturday, 28th

The KGR team will be near HSBC with some of the dogs looking for homes between 11 & 3. Why not come along and have some houndy cuddles?

November 2017

Christmas Indoor Dog Show
Chilham Village Hall
Sunday, 19th

In Aid of Kent Greyhound Rescue

We will be hosting an indoor dog show at the very beautiful Chilham Village Hall.   The show is for all breeds of dogs, not just hounds and we will be selling homemade cakes, jams, dog treats plus hand knitted dog coats and other seasonal items.  We will also be selling, bacon sandwiches, homemade sandwiches and refreshments.  

Location: On left hand side of the A252 approximately ¾ of a mile from the A252/A28 junction at Chilham. Postcode CT4 8DB .

Registration is from 11am and judging starts at 12.

1. Best Puppy

2. Best Veteran

3. Best Greyhound

4. Best Lurcher

5. Best Rescue

6. Prettiest Bitch

7. Handsome Dog

8. Best Brace

9. Friendliest/Happiest Dog

10. Dog judge would like to take home

 

 

 

December 2017

Gravesend Christmas Street Collection
Gravesend
Saturday, 16th

Our lovely festive homeless hounds will be in Gravesend collecting money for KGR.  If you can help on the day please let us know.  

Maidstone Christmas Street Collection
Maidstone
Friday, 22nd

Just a few days to go until Christmas - why not pop into Maidstone and give one of our homeless hounds a cuddle.  We will be outside Marks and Spencers from 11 until 2.  If you can help please let us know.