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Events

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April 2017

Dog Walk Hythe Seafront
Hythe, Kent
Saturday, 1st

We are meeting opposite the Imperial Hotel (near to the car park) on Princes Parade at 11am and walking along the seafront, up St Lenoards Road, acrossThe Green, along The High Street and back down Twiss Road to the Imperial Hotel.  It should take around 45 minutes but we walk slowly and get stopped a lot so it will take around 90 minutes.  

If you would like to walk a kennel dog please let us  know by Wednesday 29th March so we can organise transport.

If you are walking your own dog - just turn up, no need to let us know in advance.

Have you ever thought of helping KGR by walking our kennel dogs - we run a few induction walks through out the year to approve volunteers to dog walk the kennel dogs.  You do need to complete the volunteer application form and provide ID before booking onto an induction day. (unless you have a KGR dog and we know who you are).  More information is available here

 

Canterbury Street Collection
Canterbury
Saturday, 8th

We will be outside Cafe Rouge on the pedestrianised area from 10am until 4pm collecting funds for KGR.  We will have plenty of KGR hounds with us if you want to come along and say hello.  We would love to hear from you if you can help on the day and would ask you to please contact us.

Meet & Greet McNades, Faversham
Faversham
Saturday, 22nd

We will be at the lovely McNades Farm Shop on the Selling Rd, Faversham ME13 8XF on both Saturday and Sunday.    Please come along and meet our lovely dogs looking for homes.  If you can help for a hour or so please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com - we will be there from 10.30 until 3pm on both days.

Meet & Greet, McNades, Faversham
Faversham
Sunday, 23rd

We will be at the lovely McNades Farm Shop on the Selling Rd, Faversham ME13 8XF on both Saturday and Sunday.    Please come along and meet our lovely dogs looking for homes.  If you can help for a hour or so please email us at info@kentgreyhoundrescue.com - we will be therefore from 10.30 until 3pm.

St Mary In The Marsh Fair
St Mary In The Marsh, Kent
Sunday, 30th

Join us for the traditional country fair in the vllage of St Mary In The Marsh (near New Romney) - may pole dancing, dog show, entertainment and lots more.  We will be there with our stall and some of dogs looking for homes.

May 2017

Headcorn Village May Fair
Headcorn
Monday, 1st

Come along to the very pretty village of Headcorn for their annual village fete. There will a dog show, dog agility display, hog roast, side shows, live music and lots more.   We will be there with some of our homeless hounds, plus our stall.  More information to follow.

Please note we are not organising the dog show - for information regarding classes etc please refer to the Headcorn Fair facebook page. 

Deal Street Collection
Deal
Saturday, 6th

We will be outside Marks and Spencers on the main street between 11am and 4pm. If you can help, even if its only for an hour, please contact us.

Herne Bay Street Collection
Herne Bay
Saturday, 13th

We will be in the centre of Herne Bay today near to the market.  Why not come along and meet some of our lovely dogs looking for homes.

June 2017

Maidstone Street Collection
Maidstone
Saturday, 3rd

We will be collecting funds for KGR in outside Marks & Spencers, between 11am and 3pm  - if you can help please let us know.

Gravesend Street Collection
Gravesend
Saturday, 10th

We will be in the High Street from 11am raising funds for Kent Greyhound Rescue.  Why not come along and meet some of our hounds looking for new homes.  

Folkestone Street Collection
Folkestone
Saturday, 17th

We will be in the centre of Folkestone (somewhere near HSBC) from 11am - collecting much needed funds to help the dogs.  If you can help please let us know by email

Or why not just come along and meet some of our lovely dogs, all looking for that special new home.

From 11am until approx 3pm but depending on weather.

Kennington Summer Fayre
Kennington, Ashford
Saturday, 24th

The Kennington Summer Fayre is a great day out for all the family with lots to do and see, all in aid of local charities.   It is held on the Recreation Groud, Ulley Road, Kennington between 12pm and 4pm.  KGR will be there with our stall and some of our lovely hounds looking for new homes. 

Attractions include a Fun Dog Show, the ever-popular children's funfair, live music and 35 stalls selling a wide range of goods.

All the money raised at the Fayre goes to charities and local voluntary organisations. Last year they made £12,000 and given a fine day they hope to do even better this year.

Please note we are not organising the dog show.  For more information regarding classes etc, please refer to the Kennington Fayre facebook page.

 

July 2017

Herne Bay Street Collection
Herne Bay
Saturday, 8th

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.

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.

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.

Hythe Street Collection
Hythe
Saturday, 22nd

We will be on High Street (somewhere in the middle near the Town Hall) from 11am - collecting much needed funds to help the dogs.  If you can help please let us know by email

Or why not just come along and meet some of our lovely dogs, all looking for that special new home.

From 11am until approx 3pm but depending on weather.

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.

Deal Parade
Deal
Thursday, 27th

The KGR dogs are entered into the Deal Parade.  We walk from Walmer Castle along the sea front at a nice slow pace from around 6pm- the dogs are always very popular and get so much attention (which they love).  If you would like to join in and perhaps walk a kennel dog why not contact us and let us know. 

Chilham Horse Trials Saturday
Chilham Park
Saturday, 29th

We will be at this lovely venue for the Chilham Castle International Horse Trials.  We will have some of our lovely lurchers and greyhounds looking for homes with us, we are not sure who yet but we will post on our facebook page nearer the date, who will be attending.

If you can help us by wandering around with a KGR dog please let us know in advance. You can find us with the trade stands and food concessions.

We are at the event on both the Saturday and Sunday and will be running a dog show on the Sunday.

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

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

We will have our stall and Tombola at the New Romney County Fayre - as this event is very local to the kennels, we will have lots of our kennel dogs out for the day.

The New Romney Country Fayre is held annually on St Martin's Field and the Fairfield Road Recreation Ground in New Romney, which is just off the High Street. It is the largest free event on Romney Marsh, attracting over 7000 visitors from all over the south east of England. The Fayre has grown into a huge attraction and has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for local organisations and charities who take part in the event. The Country Fayre brings the whole community together and is all about promoting traditional family fun. It has become an event that the whole Town can be proud of.

There are 2 arenas offering a full day of entertainment, surrounded by stalls selling produce of all kinds, crafts, tombolas and games. The day kicks off with a noisy and colourful Parade through the Town at 10.15am.  The fayre starts at 12 noon.

Chilham Horse Trials & Dog Show Sunday
Sunday, 30th

We will be at this lovely venue for the Chilham Castle International Horse Trials.  We will have some of our lovely lurchers and greyhounds looking for homes with us, we are not sure who yet but we will post on our facebook page nearer the date, who will be attending.

If you can help us by wandering around with a KGR dog please let us know in advance. You can find us with the trade stands and food concessions.

We are at the event on both the Saturday and Sunday and will be running a dog show on the Sunday.

 

August 2017

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 Sat & Sun
Biddenden
Saturday, 19th

There is so much going on at this event I don't know where to start - except to provide the link to their website http://www.tractorfest.co.uk/ so you can read all about the event, the attractions, area events and stalls.

We will be there with our stall, dogs looking for homes and our ball  pool. If you can help on the day - including collecting a kennel dog and bringing him along for the day - please let us know.

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

 

September 2017

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.