Pawsome time at ‘Bark Off’ event

Fish4Dogs hosted a special afternoon tea to help launch the Great Birmingham Bark Off event.

The afternoon tea event in aid of Birmingham Dogs Home raised £120 and showcased an array of tasty bakes for humans and their four-legged friends.

Birmingham Dogs Home is encouraging supporters to stage their own ‘Bark Off’ events at work, home of through social activities, in order to help thousands of stray dogs in need.

Fish4Dogs, an ongoing sponsor of the charity, helped to kick things off with their own event at its head office in Rushock, Worcestershire.

Staff were joined by Birmingham Dogs Home Digital Marketing Officer and Community Fundraiser Rachel Frost and CEO Giles Webber along with special guest and dogs home resident Lola, the recued Akita, who has been sponsored for life by Fish4Dogs.

Rachel and Giles judged the cakes for human consumption while Lola decided on which of the doggy cakes took the top spot. These included a ‘Stargazy Delight’ and a “Finest Mousse Cake’ which was Lola’s clear favourite.

A doggy cake recipe video can be found on Fish4Dogs social media channels including www.facebook.com/fish4dogs.

Fish4Dogs CEO Graham Smith said: “We have a wonderful relationship with Birmingham Dogs Home and it’s one of mutual respect because animal welfare is at the heart of what we do. It’s an association that works really well. The charity frequently receives dogs in very poor condition and our donations help to achieve a visible improvement in the condition of those dogs which can then be rehomed and enjoy long and happy lives in their new homes.”

Rachel Frost, DMO for Birmingham Dogs home, said: “We would like to thank Graham and the whole team from Fish4Dogs, including their four-legged work colleagues, for holding their very own ‘Bark Off’ at their head office and for raising this amazing amount for our homeless dogs.

“It was great to see the enthusiasm of everyone involved and you could tell so much work had been put into each creation. Their support enables us to help so many unfortunate dogs across the West Midlands, just like Lola, so every ‘Bark Off’ that takes place helps us get that little bit closer to finding all our dogs’ happier tomorrows. Fish4Dogs’ continued support means the world to thousands of dogs that come through our doors, and for that we can’t thank them enough.”

If you would like to stage your own ‘Bark Off’ event, you can request a pack to help get your event underway. Details can be found at www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk/support-us#gbbo.