Pooches of all shapes and sizes were on parade during last Saturday’s Bark in the Park charity dog show.

Held in Fleet’s popular Calthorpe Park on July 27, the event was declared a roaring success by organiser Debbie Twinn.

“It began and finished with a high energy flyball demonstration and featured a varied programme delivered by Master of Ceremonies and flamboyant local councillor Alan Hope, the leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party,” she added.

Well-trained Lenny

Attractions included competitions, a prize draw, dog agility display and dogs performing tricks.

Stalls were also manned by local and national charities including Tots & Tails Reiki, Rescue Remedies, Greyhound Lifeline and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

There was also a dog show with six different classes including Best Dressed Dog & Owner and Best Golden Oldie.

Arnie and Alex Collins demonstrate their best trick
Arnie and Alex Collins demonstrate their best trick

Best in Show was awarded to Norbert the Leonberger by Fleet Town Council chairman Bob Schofield and Councillor Alan Oliver, chairman of Friends of Calthorpe Park.

The event raised £500, which will go towards continued improvements at the park.

Delighted Debbie said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses who supported the event, some for the second consecutive year. “I’m also grateful to everyone who gave their time to deliver such a fun, family day,” she added.