Temperatures are set to soar this week, but it won’t just be us pasty Northerners suffering.
The big-hearted people at Manchester’s Chill Factore have decided to once again transform part of the indoor snowcentre into a “Doggie Chill Zone”, where dogs will be able to cool off with an afternoon of fun in the snow.
The decision comes following the success of last year’s Chill Zone sessions which saw more than 100 dogs take to the slopes to avoid the heat.
Leona Davidson, whose dog Hugo attended the last year’s Chill Zone, said:
“It was the first time our puppy Hugo had ever seen snow and he totally loved it! He’d really been suffering with the heat, so we were thrilled to get the opportunity for him to not only cool down, but also enjoy snow for the first time, which we hope got him prepared for Christmas!”
Dog owner and CEO of Chill Factore, Morwenna Angove, said:
“We have been inundated with requests for the return of our ‘Chill Zone’ for the dogs of the North West. The number of owners who took the opportunity to get their furry family members out of the heat and into a safe, cool place at our first event was overwhelming.
“We welcomed up to 100 dogs from as far as Liverpool, who all enjoyed rolling around in the snow. The safety of our pets in the hot weather is obviously a serious issue which we hope our snowy conditions can help with, which is why we have decided to re-open the ‘Chill Zone’ for our furry friends once again!”
The Chill Zone will run from 1.30pm until 7pm tomorrow (July 24) and will be open to well-behaved dogs of all ages and breeds. Owners will be able to book a 30-minute session which will be free to attend. However, organisers will be asking for donations of £5 per dog to be made to Manchester Dogs Home on the day.
A maximum of two humans can be admitted with every dog. If you have two dogs, you will need to book two tickets. This will allow organisers to keep to a safe number of dogs (and humans) per session.
Also published on Medium.