Dave Cumber Vets will be sponsoring the first ever “Weymouth Walkies” dog walking event in Weymouth on Sunday 25th March 2018, which is the last Sunday that dogs are officially allowed on the whole stretch of Weymouth Beach.

In 2016 Weymouth & Portland Borough Council changed the rules reducing the time period that dogs are allowed to be exercised on parts of Weymouth Beach.   Dogs are not allowed on the beach area between Greenhill Groyne and the Pier end of Weymouth beach from Good Friday 30th March 2018 – 31 October inclusive.    All relevant information, maps and guidance can be found in the Dog Owners Guide 2016 at www.dorsetforyou.co.uk

Dave Cumber, owner of Dave Cumber Vets said “I am really looking forward to this event, I have had lots of comments and enquiries from our customers and suppliers, and this event has something in it for the whole family.   Walkers will be able to enjoy a day out at the beach whilst taking some good exercise in the fresh sea air.  During the summer months our beautiful countryside can be a great alternative to the beach.   During the “Weymouth Walkies” event there will be lots of things to do including, refreshments, music from Wessex FM, pet food and supplies, plus an opportunity to meet the Dave Cumber Vets team plus one FREE goody bag for every family who complete the route with their dog.”

Other pet friendly businesses have been happy to support this community event.  CC Moore and Pet Experience have donated vouchers and dog treats, Dog Friendly Social have been helping to promote the event, staff from Dave Cumber Vets will be raising funds by providing refreshments with the proceeds going to Margaret Green Animal rescue, Flyball Dorset will be putting on displays plus lots of goodies from Dave Cumber Vets such as Keyrings, fridge magnets, pens and the all-important poo bags!

The “Weymouth Walkies” event will start at 10.30am and there is no need to pre- register, simply turn up at the Pavilion end of the beach with your dog on a lead.   The walk will continue up to Greenhill and then return to the Pavilion.  Dog walkers are free to leave the walk at any time.

Full details can be found at the website www.davecumbervets.co.uk or on Facebook at facebook.com/davecumbervets or at www.wessexfm.com