Paws in the Park celebrates 12 years of family fun

Published on 27th July 2015

girl in a summer dress with her white dog

Organisers of Paws in the Park 2015 are inviting dogs and their families to join in the fun for the twelfth year in the event’s history.

The event will take place on Sunday 2 August in Pittville Park from 11am.

Hosted by Cheltenham Borough Council with support from Animal Magic, Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Lazy Storm, Paws in the Park has become increasingly popular with families who want to include their four-legged friends in a family day out.

Bring your dog along to the novelty dog show, beginning at 12 noon (registration at 11am), with nine different classes to choose from including most handsome dog and prettiest bitch, waggiest tail and the dog the judge would most like to take home. There’s something for all sizes, shapes and breeds of dogs!

Cheltenham Animal Shelter will be running ‘have-a-go agility’ and ‘Temptation Alley’.

Dogs Trust will be offering free micro-chipping as part of the government scheme; and for 2015, we can announce that Cotswold Canine Athletics will also be attending.

As always, there will be many stands promoting animal charities, pet services, photography and stores, as well as a bouncy castle, face painting and refreshments, with over 60 stands attending this year.

Janice Peacey, the council’s community ranger says: “Paws in the Park is one of my favourite annual events in the calendar. It’s a real pleasure to be involved in organising it as it’s always very popular and so much fun. I really can’t believe it’s in its twelfth year. I would encourage people to come along and experience it for themselves as it really is an enjoyable event for everyone, not just dog lovers!”

Cllr Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment, says: “If the past twelve years are anything to go by, this year’s event will be a really fun day out. It’s great to see days like this bringing the community together to celebrate responsible ownership and promoting active lifestyles for the whole family – all set within an award winning park.”

For more information please visit or visit the Paws in the Park Cheltenham Facebook page.



For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email


The event in brief:
• 11am open for registration for the dog show (£2 per dog per class)
• 12 noon dog show start
• Food and drink available at the event
• Doggy related stands selling a range of pet goodies
• Animal charities
• Face painting, bouncy castle