Submitted by Steve on 16:02, 15th Dec, 2014 | 0

Yesterday at the Market Bistro and inner market Building the GSPCA and Guernsey Cheshire Home held the first Santa Paws Sponsored Dog Walk and Christmas Fayre.

With a lovely dry morning volunteers and stall holders set up from 9am getting ready for the opening at 11am.

From the Guernsey Cheshire Home cook book on sale to pet Christmas stockings, there was something for all the family and four legged friends.

Dogs started arriving before 11am sporting a lovely array of Christmas jumpers to little elf hats.

Santa was on the door to meet the arrivals with his little helper Katie the westie who had her Christmas outfit on.

At 11.30am nearly 30 dogs gathered in the Market Square where Santa said hello to each of the dogs and judged the best dressed dog.

We choose three first places being Benji with owner Steve, Nellie with owner Aga and Riley with a home made Santa outfit with owner Helen Barker.

Some of the other lovely dogs to take part were Daisy, Katie, Coby, Trixie, Toby, Lucy, Brandi, Bailey, Woody, Scooter, Beaker, Woudrow, Bertie, Chalky and Chas to name a few all of which received a second place rosette.

The walk consisted of a gentle stroll along the front of St Peter Port, through town and back to the Market Square just in time for Beechwood Choir to entertain the crowd.

Shortly after a number of Deputies popped along for the Deputy Dog stocks where members of public for a donation threw balls at some familiar faces.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "It was lovely for the team here at the GSPCA to join up with the Guernsey Cheshire Home to put on the Santa Paws Sponsored Dog Walk and Christmas Fayre and we had so much fun we are already making plans for next year."

"A huge thank you to the staff at the Market Bistro for all of their help, the volunteers, Beechwood Choir, the Deputies, stall holders and of course all those that supported and joined the walk."

"It was lovely to see so many well dressed and happy dogs on the walk and we had a few familiar faces of dogs that were adopted from the GSPCA."

"Over £500 was raised on the day and we may have more from sponsorship to come in and from all at the GSPCA thank you to everyone for helping make a lovely day."

We have many wonderful events planned for 2015 and also left for 2014  a late night shopping stall on Thursday in St Peter Port and guided tours at the Shelter after Christmas.

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