Celebrating National Pet Month

14 April, 2010

Dog owners who visit Oakwood Theme Park throughout April and May are being invited to show their support for National Pet Month.

The Pembrokeshire theme park is one of the few in the UK to provide free kennelling for visitors’ pets.

The service is normally free, with visitors paying a refundable deposit. However for the duration of National Pet Month staff are inviting owners to donate the deposit to a local animal rescue charity.

Local dog trainer Amy Shaler of Dogs ‘n’ Stuff said: “Many visitors come to the area on holiday with their pets and Oakwood’s kennels provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment for the dogs to relax in while their owners enjoy the rides.

“I know how much holidaymakers appreciate this, normally, free service and think Oakwood’s idea to utilise the kennel service to raise awareness of National Pet Month and help raise funds for a local animal rescue centre at the same time is a fantastic.

“It’s particularly relevant as the theme of this year’s campaign is responsible pet ownership. Everyone knows the potential risks of leaving dogs in cars during hot weather – Oakwood’s kennels provide the perfect alternative.National Pet Month is a charity raising the profile of how to look after our pets responsibly whilst showing how much fun we can have with them.

This year, from 3 April – 3 May, National Pet Month is marking its 21st birthday and thousands of people are celebrating life with their pets at hundreds of events throughout the UK.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Healthy pets make happy pets’ and aims to promote responsible pet ownership.

All money raised from the event will be donated to the nearby Green Acres Animal Rescue centre