Free Pets in the Park event promises fun for all the family

Saturday 26 April
Clissold Park
11am - 4pm

Come along to Hackney’s first Pets in the Park event where you can meet well-known animal welfare charities and take part in fun family activities, as well as get help and advice on caring for your dog, cat or rabbit. 

  • Free dog microchipping
  • Free engraved name tags
  • Find out about volunteering and fostering opportunities
  • Sign up to the local cat warden scheme
  • Free vet checks and advice about affordable veterinary treatment
  • Dog training tips
  • Fun agility course for dogs

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s dog show

Dog owners can bring their four-legged friends to take part in a fun dog show judged by local personalities. The emphasis is on fun rather than finding a future Crufts winner.

Enter your dog in a category below:

  • 12noon - 12.30pm Golden Oldie
  • 12:30pm - 1pm Prettiest Lady
  • 1pm - 1.30pm Handsomest Boy
  • 1.30pm - 2pm Waggiest Tail
  • 2pm - 2.30pm Fancy Dress
  • 2.30pm - 3pm Young Handler
  • 3pm - 3.30pm Best Rescue Dog


Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
Pets can bring so much happiness to their owners. Pets in the Park will give information about how to look after pets and celebrate responsible pet ownership. It's also a great day out and free.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

Supporting animal charities

Every year thousands of pets are abandoned or mistreated. The charities involved in Pets in the Park work tirelessly to improve the lives of animals and find them loving homes. This could not be done without their volunteers.

At the event, visitors will be able to speak to volunteers, find out what it’s like to work with animals and maybe even sign up to volunteer themselves. The Pets in the Park partners will also be looking for people who could provide a loving home to cats, dogs and other animals whether it is permanently or just for a short while.

This is the first time that these ten charities have worked together on one event. The full list of partners is: