Who let the dogs out?

The Great British Greyhound Walk is coming to Morecambe.
The Great British Greyhound Walk is coming to Morecambe.

Every Dog Has Its Day - and this year it is Sunday, June 22 on Morecambe prom.

The Great British Greyhound Walk is holding its annual dog-walking event and Morecambe prom has been chosen for the north west.

The event, one of several held up and down the country, brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness and show members of the public just what wonderful pets greyhounds make.

Often misjudged as needing lots of exercise and not being child friendly, this is an opportunity to meet the dogs and talk to their owners.

Every year, large group-walks are held nationwide on the same day as one huge family, promoting greyhounds one step at a time.

The Lancashire and Belle Vue Branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust are staging the walk this year along Morecambe Promenade from 11am.

Walkers should meet on the green outside Morecambe Lifeboat station on Central Promenade at 11am - with a view to start walking at 

The walks are not arduous, approximately an hour long at a gentle pace, after which owners can socialise with other owners.

Janet Peacock, founder of the Greyhound Walks charity who along with her team of volunteers masterminded the first GBGW in 2010 said: “Last year (2013) we had 2,638 hounds out walking at 134 walks which was quite an achievement!

“So this year we are aiming even higher and are hoping to get 3,000 dogs and their owners walking on the 22nd.”

Visit www.greatbritishgreyhoundwalk.org.uk.