Dogs are welcome!

Dogs are welcome!

A familiar sight at Antrim Castle Gardens are the many local dog walkers and their companions and it has been wonderful for Allianz Garden Show Ireland to welcome four-legged friends and their attached visitors to the venue coming to the Show from all over Ireland.

This year, doggie visitors will have the added bonus of their own special area run by the Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary. Not only will there be the chance for a quick pooch-parlour appointment, but also a health check with a resident vet and a one on one session with an animal behaviourist.

On Saturday and Sunday it’s Doggie Showtime (12 noon and 2.30pm each day) with classes for the Scruffiest Dog, the dog that can do the best trick, the dog most like its owner and the best rescue dog! And of course for any thirsty visitors there’ll be bowls of water on the go all day!

Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary – dog zone at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

The Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary is a not-for-profit, independent registered charity which has been in existence since 1996 and concentrates its works on animal re-homing, education and relieving the distress and suffering of unwanted animals. The charity operates a strict ‘No Kill’ policy and year on year finds new homes for approximately 1000 cats and dogs, which have been saved from possible destruction. Prior to re-homing, and on the successful completion of a home check, all animals are vaccinated, neutered, wormed, de-flead and micro-chipped. Measures are also put in place to ensure that all animals may be returned to the safe haven of the Sanctuary should they encounter any difficulties in their new home.

Doggie Zone at the Show to include:

  • Animal behaviourist – advice and guidance on animal related issues on a one to one basis.
  • Dog grooming facilities – limited times
  • Pet health check with vet – limited times
  • Sanctuary personnel/volunteers on hand with advice


Saturday and Sunday 12 noon and 2.30pm.

Dog Show Classes:

  • Scruffiest Dog
  • Dog that can do the best trick
  • Dog most like its owner
  • Best rescue dog

Rosettes for 1st and 2nd placing. Well done for those who attend.


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