AFTER a gap of two years, Ludlow Rotary Club’s Dog Day is back, but this year, with support from Church Stretton Rotary Club, it’s planned to be bigger and better than ever!

Held in the beautiful grounds of Stokesay Court, approximately six miles north of Ludlow and just off the A49, the seventh Ludlow Dog Day is to take place on Sunday, July 24

The day is all about fun for the whole family, particularly the furry friends. Dogs can take part in over 20 competitions, from the scruffiest mutt and the fastest sausage eater to the best in show. There will be have-a-go events such as dog agility, gun dog scurry and fun dog racing. And there will be dog display demonstrations throughout the day, including many past favourites along with new additions such as ‘Bob Hogg’s Dog and Ducks.’

As well as the doggy events there are plenty of stalls to enjoy, whether selling dog and country related goods or pampering to human needs such as the food stalls, the popular tea tent and the Hobsons Bar.

As a result of the money this event has raised in the previous six years, Ludlow Rotary Club been able to distribute over £120,000 to a range of charities and community organizations.

This years’ chosen charities are Hope House Children’s Hospices, providing care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, and North and Mid Wales, St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford, providing care for patients affected by a terminal illness and their families and Ludlow Rotary Cares, which provides small grants to help local charities and organisations make a real difference in the community.

For more information, see or visit the Facebook page: Ludlow Rotary Dog Day.