DOG owners across Hartlepool are being invited to bring their pets to a special event promising a whole host of dog-friendly fun.
The Dogs' Day Out is being organised by Hartlepool Council's Waste and Environmental Services Team in partnership with the Dogs Trust, Groundwork North-East, the Teesmouth Field Centre and Pets at Home.
It will take place on Saturday August 4 from 10am-2.30pm in the North Gare car park, off Tees Road, near Seaton Carew.
Kate Ainger, Hartlepool Council's Environmental Projects Officer, said: "We intend to have loads of fun and there will be opportunities, for example, to take part in a poop scoop relay and follow the "sniffy trail" to find the treasure!
"There will also be a fun dog show - sponsored by Pets at Home - with classes including the waggiest tail, best trick, cutest face and the dog that looks most like its owner. This will be held from 1.30pm
"However, there will also be a serious side to the event as it is part of our continuing drive to promote responsible dog ownership. There will be a pet care stand and free weight checks for dogs, information about the Dogs Trust and a stand highlighting the work of the Council's stray dog re-homing service."
Other attractions include face painting, fun family games and craft activities with staff from Natural England, Hartlepool Council's Countryside Team and the Teesmouth Field Centre.