We are getting our walking boots on & our running shoes out. It’s time to get active, clock up those miles & steps & raise some funds for our clinic. Every week dogs are in need of urgent medical care, if we can’t give it to them they will die a slow, painful death. Our clinical services are a vital component in the battle to improve futures for vulnerable dogs.

Will You Move It For Dogs?

You can walk, run, take some steps, do some press ups or any other activity you choose and ask your friends to sponsor you. Create your fundraiser by clicking here

Stay Safe

Your safety is of paramount importance, please consider this before embarking on your activity and plan well in advance. Don’t push yourself, if those 1000 steps a day I mentioned in the video are enough for you don’t increase that activity level. Make sure somebody knows exactly where you are walking & when you are expected home, preferably walk with a group in a populated area. Always carry your phone, take a bottle of water & a snack & wear sunscreen. Do not walk with headphones, avoid hilly & remote areas as you might lose your phone signal. Avoid using the same routes at the same time each day, vary your walks & consider taking an alarm with you for added safety. If your dog is walking with you, keep them on a lead around livestock & don’t forget to take plenty of poop bags with you.

Keep track of your daily miles or steps by downloading a walking app. There are many to choose from, lots of them are free with different features. Have a google & find one that is right for you. Please remember not to publish your routes to social media platforms or anywhere else publicly for your safety. You may send evidence to us once your challenge has been completed.

Disability Inclusion

We love dogs AND their people at Dog Desk & we would be very sad if we thought that a disability was preventing you from Moving It For Dogs. Inclusion is a very important part of everything we do at Dog Desk Animal Action. Please do not think that you cannot access Move It For Dogs, our programmes are open to everyone & we will encourage you every step of the way to meet your challenge. Once we have made contact you can tell us all about the challenge you have in mind or we can brainstorm with you if you aren’t sure exactly what you would like to do. Please remember to consult & include your health care provider & support worker as they may be need to play an important role in your challenge. It is vital that you make sure that any physical activity you undertake during this challenge does you no harm. We are not trained healthcare professionals & as such we take no responsibility in that respect. Should you need to chat to us about your challenge as it progresses we can arrange for a weekly zoom call with our disabled representative. Sometimes it can feel daunting entering an able bodied community. We understand that very well & are here for you. We are so looking forward to encouraging your challenge, just fill out the contact form below & we will get you up & running!