Pestalozzi Dog Dawdle
Pestalozzi opened up their grounds last weekend to dogs and their owners, for their first ever dog dawdle! The walk was a great success and brought together local dog walkers and nature lovers and also gave Sedlescombe residents an exclusive opportunity to see the beautiful estate of Pestalozzi Village. Not only did attendees experience a beautiful nature ramble in the glorious sunshine, but they also enjoyed some well-deserved cake and tea afterwards, followed by a superb raffle with lots of doggie-related prizes.
Sedlescombe resident and dog owner, Juanita Gouws, commented "The event was great fun and it was such a beautiful day! It was lovely to meet people from Sedlescombe and the surrounding areas that I hadn’t met before, and also spread the word about Pestalozzi and what they do”.
Pestalozzi have owned the 165 acre Sedlescombe estate for almost 60 years and have always welcomed the dog walkers that use the public footpaths running through it. Whilst the Dog Dawdle did follow part of the public footpath, it also covered private areas of the estate that the public are not usually able to access. On the day the weather was glorious and walkers welcomed the shelter of a shady oak tree half way round. This short rest also offered everyone a good chance to admire the stunning views over the Brede valley and enjoy a spot of bird watching.
After the dawdle walkers relaxed eating cake and drinking tea with new friends, both human and canine! Each dog received a free treat bag generously donated by healthy pet food supplier Husse Pet Food. There was also a raffle with lots of dog friendly prizes kindly donated by Husse, The Chequers Inn, Pawfect Pooch, The Dogs Cake Bakery, Abbey Pet Supplies and Mount Road Pet and Aquatic Store.
"The event was really popular and we have had lots of requests to host another walk soon.” said Fundraising Officer James Bacon. He added "This was a bit of a new venture for us and we are very grateful for the support that we received for it.”
Pestalozzi are looking to host another Dog Dawdle soon, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page and on the website for updates.