Finding Forever Homes

Save the date - Sunday 5th August

At Margaret Green Animal Rescue (MGAR) we have taken the decision to postpone our Family Fun Day and Novelty Dog Show which was due to be held on August 5th, until the very popular Country Fayre on Sunday September 23rd.

We've got a fun day out lined up for the whole family - especially the dog!

You might ask, what constitutes a family fun day here at Church Knowle Rehoming and Rescue Centre, when it is always fun to visit.  Well,  it's because, this year, in addition to our much loved and very popular dog show, we also have a rather exciting fun packed day involving all our animals.


Take a Hobby Horse and canter around our agility course in the sand school  to win a rosette, you can choose your steed with our top trump cards, (such fun!)   Or, you could search through Chickenham Palace to find the eggs and win a prize.  Make a cat toy, or maybe play the rabbit game, there really is so much to do.


Throughout the day we will be bringing you animal introductions, where you can meet some of the many characters we have here, find out a little bit more about them and pick up some tips on how to look after them




Time Event Where
All day from 12:00 Egg Collecting * Chickenham Palace
All day from 12:00 Make a Cat Toy * Cat Cottage
All day from 12:00 Hobby Horse Gymkhana *  Sand School (by the stables)           
All day from 12:00 Rabbit Game* The Warren
11:30 Introduction to our Horses The Stables
12:05 Introduction to our Pigs The Wallows
12:40 Introduction to our Sheep Angels Place (look for the sign  by the Kniffiti Tree)
13:15 Introduction to Cats Cat Cottage
14:00 Introduction to Chickens Chickenham Palace
14:35 Introduction to our Goats Goat Hill
15:10 Introduction to our Rabbits The Warren


 * These are paid activities - Egg Collecting and Hobby Horse Gymkhana just £2 each or 3 for £5 - Rabbit Game and Make a Cat Toy just £1 a go


And of course there is our rather wonderful Novelty Dog Show, where we have classes all day in two rings, starting at 12:00, one of our classes is a Buckham Fair Qualifier which is open to all rescue dogs, and our favourite classes of course the best MGAR Male and the best MGAR Female, they are all winners in our eyes as they are enjoying their happy forever homes.

We will have our usual fun activities for the dogs, with ball bobbing, lucky dip, have a go agility, and this year an obedience demo incorporating Rally by Wessex Dog Training.

11:30- 12:00 Obedience demo incorporating Rally by Wessex Dog Training
12:00 - 14:00 Have a go at Rally with your dog
14:00 - 14:30 Obedience demo incorporating Rally by Wessex Dog Training
14:30 - 16:00 Have a go at Rally with your dog

Our Novelty Dog Show starts at 12:00 all classes are just £2 or 6 classes for £10

In Ring 2 

Time No. Class Sponsored by
12:00  1 Best Condition Male  
12:20  2 Best Veteran Male (8 years or over)  
12:40  3 Most Handsome Male Suttles 
13:00  4 Best MGAR Male Top Coat Print Ltd
13:20  5 Best MGAR Rescue winners of classes 4 and 13  
13:40  6 Best Child Handler 6 - 11 years Purbeck Ice Cream
14:00   Break for Obedience demo incorporating Rally in Ring 1 by Wessex Dog Training  
14:30  7 Best Child Handler 12-16 years  
14:50  8 Dog the Judge would most like to take home The Hotel Collingwood Bournemouth
15:10  9 Best Rescue (Open to all Rescue Dogs) Buckham Fair Qualifier Damory Vets

 In ring 3 from 12:00

Time No. Class Sponsored by                                  
12:00  10 Best Condition Female  
12:20  11 Best Veteran Female (8 years or over) Paul & Sally Hutton-Cornish
12:40  12 Prettiest Female Paul & Sally Hutton-Cornish
13:00  13 Best MGAR Female  
13:40  14 Waggiest Tail  
14:00   Break for Obedience demo incorporating Rally in Ring 1 by Wessex Dog Training  
14:30  15 Best Pairs opposite or alike  
14:50  16 Best Trick The Roman Group
15:10  17 Most Appealing Eyes  


The fun all starts at our Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre from 11am-4pm. 

We have some super value Family tickets

Adults £4 / Children £2.50 (up to 12 years old) 

Family Tickets: 

£10 up to 2 adults and 3 children
£12 up to 2 adults and 5 children

Save the Date FFDNDS



Jenni Wilkinson

Fundraising & Marketing Manager