We are all invested in achieving the highest welfare and care for all of the dogs attending Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog day and Walks.


  • Please consider the temperament of your dog before you decide to attend. The show is very busy with thousands of other dogs and people, and knowing your own dog(s), you should consider if this is an environment they will enjoy or if it is likely to make them stressed or anxious, in which case they should not attend.
  • What your dog can cope with will depend on its age, breed, health and the weather on the day. For example, suitable dogs will be healthy (physically and emotionally), not over- or under-weight, friendly towards other dogs and people, confident and calm in new places with new people.
  • The welfare of your dog is your responsibility throughout the duration of the show and they MUST NOT be left unattended at any time.
  • Dogs must be under control and on a lead at ALL times.
  • Only well-socialised dogs (i.e. friendly towards other dogs and people, including children) should attend the festival. The behaviour of your dog is YOUR responsibility.
  • Dogs should not be forced to interact or do anything they don’t want to.
  • Dogs should have a collar and a tag with their owner's name and address inscribed on it (note: this is a legal requirement) and ideally a phone number on which the owner can be contacted.
  • When travelling, we would ask you to follow the advice of all the major charities and government, and ensure that your dog is transported safely by properly securing him/her in the vehicle with a suitable harness, or in a suitable carrier, rather than be loose in the vehicle.
  • Always travel with a portable water container for your dog. Always assume the weather will be hot and sunny. There will be dog watering points throughout the distance of the walk and venue to drink, as well as splash pools for dogs to use to cool off if required. Please also consider the temperature inside your vehicle whilst you might be in traffic waiting to enter the event.
  • Your dog(s) MUST NOT be left unattended in a vehicle during the event (or at any time). If poor weather turns into direct sun, it can take only a few minutes for a vehicle to reach temperatures that are a threat to their welfare and even their life.
  • If the weather is wet and cold, it is your responsibility to keep them warm and dry.
  • Please ensure that you follow the standard Veterinary advice that your dog is correctly vaccinated to prevent disease. Do not bring your dog to the event if they appear to be feeling unwell.
  • Dogs should be healthy and fit enough to take part in the have-a-go activities. Enter them based on your knowledge of your dog, his/her fitness and veterinary history. Please follow any instructions you are given closely.
  • Owners should be aware of the signs of heat stress and also make provision for use of pet-safe sunscreen where appropriate. Some dogs are more prone than others e.g. those with short flat faces, overweight, old, young and dogs with thick coats. If any dog starts to display signs of stress during the event, inform a member of the event team so that help can be provided. It is recommended you provide your dog with plenty of rest breaks in shaded areas with water available.
  • Harsh handling of any dog at any time. The organisers and/or event volunteers reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if they believe that their dog is being caused undue stress or compromised mental or physical health by being at the event.
  • Bitches in season must not attend the event.
  • Please be a responsible dog owner and clean up after your dog. Designated disposal areas are located along the walk and at the show. Please bring dog waste bags.


  • If your dog has a problem at the event, please contact the organisers for veterinary assistance or go direct to the Wangford Veterinary Clinic tent at Woodfarm Barn. The telephone number to call and the location of the Veterinary and Organisers tent onsite will be provided on the event website prior to the show and will be shown the event map which is given free of charge at the entrance to the car park, walk and show ground. If you don’t have a map please alert one of the organisers at one of the rings or have-a-go activities or event marshals.
  • If whilst at the event you become concerned for a dog’s welfare please contact the organisers or the veterinary team who will pass your concern on to our events Animal Welfare Officer.


By visiting Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day and taking part in the walks you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the show. You also acknowledge that you participate in the show at your own risk. Strutt Your Mutt accepts no liability whatsoever for any accidental damage or loss of any kind, whether direct or consequential, suffered by you, your family or your dog(s), in relation to visiting Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day.