Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Canicross Brings Together Cross-County Runners and Dogs

Thanks to the cooperation between the Helping Animals project and Canicross Croatia, the third race of runners and dogs looking for an active weekend took place on Sunday. This is an event which was first organised in Croatia by the Zagreb Sports Dog Club. The first race took place in 2015 under the title “Right Paws”, reports Index.hr on November 20, 2018.

Canicross is a sport which combines cross-country running and dogs. The idea about co-operation between the Helping Animals project and Canicross Croatia was born spontaneously, with the aim of assisting in the adoption of dogs left on the streets. A total of 85 participants and 87 dogs participated in this year’s race, of which nine were dogs still looking to find a home.

This is a wonderful collaboration in which volunteers of Helping Animals brought together volunteers and dogs from various other animal welfare groups. In this way, the dogs get an extra opportunity for someone to notice them and provide them with a warm home, and at the same time, they have an opportunity to socialize.

The main goal of the project is to develop a lot of positive energy and co-operate in order to find homes for the abandoned animals. Everybody can participate in the project and help in any way they wish. The race is open to children as well, and this year the youngest participant was only five years old.

The race is divided into several categories so it is accessible to everyone. You can choose between a walking group, beginners or advanced runners. The next race will be held on November 25, from 3 to 4 pm, and the participants will meet next to the parking lot at the Dotrščina Park Forest in Zagreb.

Everyone who wants to spend time together is more than welcome to come. You can run or walk, with a dog or without it. Even if you do not own a dog, you can visit the Helping Animals Facebook page and arrange for a walk or run with a dog who needs help in finding a new home.

You can find more information about the event here.

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Croatian Dog DuDu Named as Most Beautiful Dog in Europe

This is the greatest success in the history of Croatia’s participation in international dog competitions.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Beach Bar Organises Dog Swimming Competition on Rab

The competition was fierce.