Santa Paws Walk & Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019

Santa Paws is coming to town…

On Sunday 8th December we are hosting our third Sighthound Social Club Santa Paws Walk at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Last year, we had 92 hounds in attendance, all dressed up in their Christmas finery.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Last year’s response to our Christmas Shoebox Appeal was amazing and we were overwhelmed by your generosity with over 200 shoeboxes, not to mention the dog food, beds, duvets and collars. As a result, we were able to give a shoebox to each of the hounds in our chosen charities and rescues.

What can I put in the shoebox?

If you would like to support the hounds in kennels waiting for their forever homes with a Christmas shoebox this year, they would love tins of fish (mackerel, sardines or pilchards), treats, strong toys, snoods, collars or dog blankets and coats (new or preloved).

Shoebox Rescues and Charities

Here are some of the organisations we are supporting this year with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal:

Blue Cross Thirsk
Lurcher Link
GRSY – Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire
Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary
Jerry Green
Greyhound Trust – Hall Green and Solihull
Dogs Trust Kenilworth
Bark Inn Greyhound Kennels
Greyhound Gap
Linbee Dog Rehoming

Shoebox collection points

Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the Team Pointy walks in York in November and December and at the Santa Paws walk itself. You can also drop them off at the Treats2Sit4 shop:
4 Chapel Street

Raising money for Hounds First in 2019

In 2019 Sighthound Social Club has been supporting the Yorkshire-based charity, Hounds First, who support all breeds of sighthound needing homes across the UK. For this walk, we have arranged a reduced parking charge with YSP. We are asking for £5.00 per car which includes the reduced £3 all day parking charge for YSP and a £2 donation to Hounds First.

More info

The full details of the walk are in our Events section. Please look on Facebook and Twitter or send us a message if you have any questions.
Please note, this event is organised by Sighthound Social Club. Please DO NOT contact the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for further information about the event.

We look forward to seeing you and your hounds there!