Shih tzu owners and their pets were given an opportunity to bond at the weekend at a special shih tzu fun day.
The day was organised by dog rehabilitation centre House of Hugo in Shoreham to raise money for Shih tzu Rescue Angels.
The event, at the facility in Dolphin Road, Shoreham, included a number of activities for pets and owners to take part, including a dog and animal buffet, events in the doggy swimming pool and a dog show with judges.
More than £200 was raised over the course of the day, which is the first of a number of planned monthly dog days for different breeds.
Jasmine Hudson, supervisor at House of Hugo, said: “We had around 100 dogs that came in and we did classes and best in show, and it was a brilliant day. I was one of the judges and it was great fun.”
Owner Leon Towers, 41, set up the business four-and-a-half years ago after finding a love of dogs and helping them with rehabilitation following operations and incidents.
He said: “I think the day went really well. It was good fun doing the shows and at the end helping them to swim in the pool.
“The only problem was it was so hot that at the end of the day, we couldn’t take the dogs for a group walk along the beach, so we had to cancel it.”
House of Hugo offers a range of treatments and services for dogs, including day care, training programmes, hydrotherapy, and weight management.
Day care prices start from £12 for five hours, while a stay in the boutique hotel costs £30 per night for up to five nights, and £28 per night for six nights or more.
For more information, readers can call the business on 01273 463223 or visit the company’s website www.houseofhugo.com
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