DOGGIE DO’S / DOGGIE DON’TS
Q: What time is The Doggie Do starting and finishing?
A: The gates will open at 12:30pm on Sunday September 10th 2017. For people wishing to enter the Dog of Dublin contest, they must have registered and arrive at Herbert Park for 12.00pm for pre-judging.The Dog of Dublin will be awarded around 4:30pm. The event will finish around 5:30/6pm - weather contingent!
Q: How do I buy tickets and how much are they?
Q: Can I bring my dog/s?
A: Yes! All dogs are Guests of Honour - as long as they are on a lead held by a responsible human.
Q: What is The Dog of Dublin competition?
A: The Dog of Dublin is a canine costume competition! Doggie entrants will be judged on the originality, charm and appropriateness of their outfit by the judging panel. Their human friends are welcome to join in the dress up too. The winning dog will be crowned 'Dog of Dublin 2017'.
Q: How do I enter my dog in the Dog of Dublin?
A: You can register entrants via our online form, here. You should then come to Herbert Park on the day at 12pm. Our judges will circulate through the entrants and choose 15 finalists. All entrants will be invited to take part in The Dog of Dublin parade before the final heats begin. All those taking part are asked to ensure that their dog is comfortable in their costume and is happy being around other dressed up doggies. We will also have Canine Carers on hand on the day to oversee and advise on dog comfort and safety.
Q: Will there be food available?
A: Yes! There will be a crowd pleasing offering ranging from pizza to cakes. Follow our social media channels for updates and more info.
Q: Where is Herbert Park?
Q: Is there a map of the festival site?
A: There will be - closer to the event.
Q: Can I park at Herbert Park?
A: There is free parking all along Herbert Park on Sundays and a mix of paid / free in the surrounding streets of Ballsbridge and Donnybrook.
Q: Can I come without a dog?
A: Yes - absolutely! It's a great way to spend time with dogs and you can pop in to the Dogs Trust tent to have a chat about adopting if you're feeling like you want to share your life with a wonderful dog. #adoptdontshop Note: Dogs wearing yellow ribbons on site like a bit of space but those wearing green ribbon LOVE attention - so feel free to approach their human friends to ask for some quality rubs with their best fur friend.
Q: I am bringing kids along. Is it suitable?
A: Yes. The event will be child friendly. However, this is a dog focussed event so we ask that all responsible adults ensure that their children are comfortable around dogs, and respect their space. We suggest that all children leave the site in the evening once the Dog of Dublin has been awarded.
Q: I am bringing my dog. What should I be aware of?
A: All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Also please bear in mind whether your dog is good in crowded public situations with other dogs and children. We will have Trained Behaviour Advisors at the entrance and on site to ensure that all dogs are treated with respect and are comfortable on the day. Those accompanying dogs of restricted breed are responsible for the appropriate care of their dogs.
Q. Will there be a Vet on-site?
A: Yes, we will have a fully qualified, experienced vet on site.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: The Doggie Do will proceed under all normal weather conditions - and in Ireland that means the possibility of rain. Under extreme circumstances the organisers may decide to move the event to an alternate date. All tickets will remain valid.
Q: Can I bring alcohol on site?
A: No. This is an alcohol free event and we kindly ask that you respect this.