Husky with toy

The Kidwelly-based family pet food company, Burns Pet Nutrition, is set to welcome local dog lovers and their four-legged friends to its annual Dogs’ Day Out event on Sunday, August 18.

This year, the popular event, which is free to attend, will be hosted at Gnoll Park in Neath, giving family, friends and beloved pets the chance to enjoy a special day dedicated to man (and woman’s) best friend.

The event will include a number of dog-friendly activities suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can put their dogs through their paces with some doggie agility or take things at a more leisurely pace on a ‘Lead the Way’ walk – a Burns scheme which enables pet owners to organise and attend their own dog walks in their local area. There will also be a fun dog show, where proud owners can enter their prized pooches into a variety of classes including ‘Bad Hair Day’, ‘Golden Oldies’ and ‘Pawsome Pups’.

Dog drinking from bowl

As well as fun for guests’ furry friends, there will be plenty on offer for humans too, with a whole host of stalls on site in addition to displays from reading dogs scheme, Burns By Your Side, duck herding team, The Quack Pack, and Wales‘ search and rescue dog association, SARDA.

Attendees will also be able to take home free pet food samples and chat to Burns’ expert team of professional nutritionists about any concerns or queries they have regarding their pet’s diet.

With thousands of people and their dogs flocking to the event every year, Dogs’ Day Out has grown in popularity to become one of the largest dog events in Wales.

Veterinary Surgeon and Burns founder, John Burns said, “Our Dogs’ Day Out has proven to be a highly popular event year in, year out and we’re excited for it to return again this summer in Neath. It’s important for us to give back to the community and we love getting to meet many of the pet owners who feed Burns to their beloved pets.”


As with all Burns-run events, the event will be not-for-profit with proceeds going to the Burns Pet Nutrition foundation – a charitable trust which aims to make a difference to the lives of individuals and their pets.

Burns specialises in creating healthy pet food for dogs, cats and rabbits, with all recipes developed by the company’s founder and Veterinary Surgeon, John Burns.

Come rain or shine, Dogs’ Day Out will take place between 10am – 4pm at Gnoll Park, Neath, SA11 3BS. Admission is free, parking charges will apply.


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