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Target: €12500

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€12,660 Raised

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190 Funders

The Doggie Do

By Doggie Do

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As you may have guessed, The Doggie Do is all about dogs. You could say that it’s about celebrating the enduring bond that exists between Homo Sapiens and Canis Familiaris. You could also say that it is all about enjoying a fun family day out in the leafy confines of one of the City’s loveliest parks, Merrion Square. With loads of dogs.

We were inspired in great part by the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, an event that’s been taking place in New York City’s East Village for donkey’s years. What makes that event so special is not just the hilarious costumes (although some would crack you up), it’s the sense of community amongst the dog-owners who just hang out, share shaggy-dog stories and just generally shoot the breeze. If you had a tail, it would be wagging.

We wanted to bring a little of that spirit to Dublin, to open up the City to our paw-pals and give the ‘other’ members of our families a day out. So - The Doggie Do was born! The centrepiece of the day will be a dress-up parade for dogs and their humans, culminating with the crowning of the inaugural ‘Dog of Dublin’ and it promises to be quite the spectacle, but we know that not everyone likes to play dress-up. We also know that some pooches would take your hand off if you tried to get the flying-goggles on! With that in mind we are programming a full day of events, from the educational to the informative, right down to the downright ridiculous.

There will be Vet Q&A’s, talks from top groomers and trainers and a strong focus on responsible dog ownership. There will be a ‘Doggie and Soul’ area and participatory sideshows involving agility and scent trials. You can also expect light-hearted talks, such as ‘Appetite for Destruction’, where owners can swap anecdotes about their little treasure’s accidental acts of carnage, or other funny habits. Your dog bowl will runneth over too - we will have a picnic ‘market garden’ with some of Ireland’s finest food producers. Throw in some live music, guaranteed fine weather* and you’ve got a party on your hands. Oh, and how about an open-air movie screening to cap it all off?

Now isn’t that something that you would like to see happen?

If it is, Doggie Do needs you now! We need your help so we can advance plan this event, work on installations, build the dog walk, invite speakers and ensure the best possible experience for everyone.

The Doggie Do - It’s a Mardi Gras for Mutt and Man…

The Doggie Do is brought to you by Le Cool Dublin, Happenings & Mr & Mrs Stevens. Supporting Dogs Trust Ireland. International Media Partners - Four & Sons. With thanks to Dublin City Council for the use of Merrion Square.

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Ticket information for The Doggie Do

So the countdown is on! The Doggie Do is this Saturday. We've had a few enquiries about tickets for the event from people here. To clarify, your name will be on a guest list on the day. If you were anonymous, please send us details as to what name to put you down under. For example GIMME THE PAW = 1 ticket WAG THE TAIL = 1 ticket DOG SOLDIER = 1 ticket DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW = 2 adult tickets + 2 kids under 12 ROLL OVER, HOUND OF LOVE + BELLY RUB = 2 tickets and so forth.... Woof Love and see you Saturday. Oh and please do keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately. This will be an outdoor event.

Programme update + fundit rewards

Hello again! So thanks again for your amazing support in helping us make The Doggie Do happen this year. We're tremendously excited and nervous but really hope you'll enjoy what we have planned. We will be sorting out your additional fundit rewards soon too and asking whether you will be able to collect them on the day or if we need to send them out at a later date. If you could let us know that would be super helpful - yap@doggiedo.ie So to the announcements We are delighted that Darren Kennedy who is TV host, style entrepreneur and dog lover will be our host on the day for the Dog of Dublin contest. If you wish to enter your loved one please do so in advance - http://www.thedoggiedo.com/registration as we will be closing this next week and need to know if we can accommodate all entries. We are also thrilled to have Will Robson-Scott and Ollie Grove, the filmmaker and photographer duo, behind the recent In Dogs We Trust project speaking on the day. You can find out more here - www.indogswetrust.net Pooch enthusiast Aoife McElwain will be presenting a special Forkful presents Boneful cookery demo cookery demo showing you how to bake healthy, homemade treats for our canine companions. The Dublin event will also have a strong emphasis on responsible dog ownership. Some of Ireland’s best trainers, including Ali Ramsey, Katie Mc Donagh and Sinead Hughes will be involved in events on the day. Meanwhile, for anyone who has ever come home to a lovingly chewed slipper/sofa, Appetite for Destruction will be an opportunity to share and please do by mailing us yap@doggiedo.ie Likewise we will have Vet Q&A with Sinead Kelly so if there's any niggling questions on your mind please feel free to let us know. We'll have some dogwalk tunes courtesy of Nialler9 and Glamo. We are also launching a facebook vote later today to see which film you'd like to end the evening with: Beethoven, Best in Show or Lady & The Tramp. We'll be announcing additional elements as well as our judging panel later in the week. In the meantime, woof love to you all and please spread the word to friends, family and colleagues. Looking forward to seeing you on the 12th! x

The Final Countdown

We're within sniffing distance of the finishing line for our dreams of Doggie Do. All we ask of you now is to let people know you've supported, consider any close mates who you think really should get behind this idea and nicely prompt them. We're at 90% so every little genuinely does help now before it all wraps up tomorrow morning. We have everything to gain and everything to loose at this critical stage. Woof Love to you all. xx

We Can't Doggie Do Without You (and your friends)

Tick tock. Did you hear that? It's the sound of time running out on our fundit campaign. You're the early adopters and genuine enthusiasts for this venture. All we ask at this stage with less than 6 days to go and half the funds to raise, is maybe take a look at the list and see who else you know or think could support this. The Dog Days ain't over yet!

Yer only Pawsome but.....

Firstly yer only pawsome for supporting The Doggie Do. We really appreciate it. We're almost half way through the campaign and been getting a great response to it with media coverage in the Irish Times and on Spin FM (links below) as well numerous social media shout outs. However, we're still only 1/3 of our way towards our target with 1/2 the campaign gone so the pressure is on. The big question we want to answer and perhaps you could explain to anyone hesitant about supporting it is why are we looking for money for this? The simple reason is we want to produce something really special and it costs to do so. From insurance to security to staging to portaloos. We have the keys to Merrion Square from Dublin City Council but need more than that to create something memorable. Given the tricky weather situation we've encountered all summer, we also cannot simply rely on people turning up on the day. We know you're all the early retrievers on this one so all we ask of you now is to spot the strays in your pack (mates, work colleagues and dog lovers) and tell them to bark about it too but throw us a bone here. We're not quite in the 'Lap of the Dogs' just yet. http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/a-mardi-gras-for-mutt-and-man-doggiedo-1.2293507 http://www.spin1038.com/page/1.74.39.97/22780/-/A_Mardi_Gras_for_Mutt_&_Man

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There are 174 public funders of this project

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