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Santa Paws Dog Walk

Date: 5th December 2021, 10:30am - 2:00pm

Our Christmas calendar is quickly filling up and we are extremely excited to present our Santa Paws Dog Walk 2021!

This event is being run in partnership with York Rotary and The Wilberforce Trust. York Rotary supports a wide range of good causes in the City, aimed at the most disadvantaged groups. The Wilberforce Trust supports people of all ages who are living with sight or hearing loss, enabling them to live the fullest possible life. If you would like to find out more about either of these fantastic local charities, please visit their websites (linked above).

The Santa Paws Dog Walk will take place on the Knavesmire running track; a flat, circular route which is suitable for all the family. We would love to see as much fancy dress as possible, so please encourage your walking buddies to get festive! There will be prizes on the day for the best dressed dog and the best dressed human, judged by William Wilberforce (the great, great, great, great grandson of the William Wilberforce).


A space on the walk costs £5 (under 5s and dogs go free) and they are available to purchase now via Racebest -

Santa Paws Dog Walk A4

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute with a donation, we have a JustGiving page set up specifically for Santa Paws -

Thank you for your suPAWt! :)


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RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.


Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed to the public and all visits are by appointment only for potential adopters.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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