If you’ve never had a dog but would like one, Kiddo is suitable for a first time owner.
This very well-behaved, ex-racing greyhound came to The Mayhew Animal Home when he was no longer wanted. He’s calm, gentle, friendly with strangers and knows basic commands. He can live in a flat, if it’s a ground floor flat with a garden.
If you think this gorgeous greyhound could be the new love of your life, call The Mayhew on 020 8962 8000 or visit themayhew.org for more information.
If you’ve never spent an evening in a pub in Soho, but would like to, now’s your chance. This year’s Octobear Festival is taking place at London’s first vegetarian pub, the Coach and Horses, 29 Greek Street, Soho on Tuesday October 6 (7-10pm). Organised by Animals Asia’s London Support Group, the evening will raise funds for bears rescued from bear bile farms. In these farms, bears are kept in tiny cages and have bile, painfully, extracted. Some bears are put in cages as cubs and never released. They may be kept caged for 30 years.
Working to help these bears, Animals Asia has opened sanctuaries where rescued bears are cared for. The London Support Group is in the process of adopting its own rescued moon bear, Ronnie. During the evening, you can learn about life at an Animals Asia China Bear Rescue Centre. The evening includes a 3 course meal and a glass of wine. The cost is £30 per person and places need to be booked in advance. For details call 07799 036 512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can book your place by visiting Animals Asia’s stall at the Chiswick House Dog Show. This fantastic Show takes place on Sunday September 27 (11am-4.15pm). Dog show classes include Best Puppy, Waggiest Tail and, especially for this World Cup year, Best Rugby Fan. Celebrity guests will be supporting the Show and Dogs Trust will also be there, holding a rehoming parade.
Chiswick House and Gardens are at Burlington Lane W4.