The Camping and Exploring with Dogs Greyt Charity Dog Meet 2013

On Saturday 23rd March 2013 Camping and Exploring with dogs will be holding their 1st BIG charity event! The Camping and Exploring with Dogs Greyt Charity Dog Meet and Fun Dog Show 

The Camping and Exploring with Dogs Fun Dog Show is Sponsored by Cobbydog Dog Food

Where will the Greyt Charity Dog Meet be held? 

The event will be held at (not to be used for correspondence) 
Cliffden Hotel 
Dawlish Road
United Kingdom
TQ14 8TE

What is the "Greyt Charity Dog Meet"?

Well “Eddie” and “Cat” are our two retired greyhounds that we adopted after they had finished their racing career. They both love adventures, days out and meeting other dogs (especially other greyhounds).
Sadly Eddie passed away in January this year and we received so many messages and emails from people who; despite having never met Eddie, had enjoyed following his adventures online over the years.
This led us to thinking it would be great if we could arrange for “Cat” to meet some of her doggy friends.
In March 2012 we held our first “greyt dog meet”. Fifteen of Cat’s greyhound friends joined us at the local beach for a lovely weekend of walking, sunbathing and talking about our hounds.

So next year we are going a step further and having a bigger version of the greyt dog meet.

There will be (to be added to as more confirmed!)

The following companies have kindly donated products to support the event

Why are you having a greyt charity dog meet?
This event has several objectives. One of course is to raise awareness of what greyt pets greyhounds make, it will also raise much needed funds for the various charities that are in attendance and is set to be a greyt day out for dog owners and the wider community.
The money from the dog show will go to a cause that we at Camping and Exploring with Dogs greytly support! Darcy's Legacy - Research in to canine osteosarcoma in memory of Darcy the Deerhound (pictured below!) Read about Darcy and her legacy HERE  and watch a 8 minute video montage of Darcy HERE 

We will also be holding a raffle and taking donations on the day and funds from these will go 100% to the local RNLI based in Teignmouth! 

They have 2 boats - The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat known as The Two Annes (seen below in action) and the smaller xp32 which they use for work on the river Teign! You can find more info on the boats HERE and see details of their latest shouts HERE
Two Annes whizzing around the local beach
How can we help you? 
Here's what we need:

1) donations of items for our auction in October to raise funds for the event  - Thank You to everyone who donated and everyone who bid on the items :) 

2) donations of items for goody bags at the event - samples of food, toys,treats, etc

3) sponsors for A) the fun dog show and B) the dog show classes.   - Thank You for everyone who has sponsored the dog show classes and to Cobbydog our main show sponsor.

4) stall holders (both business and charities) who would like to take part in the event  - We are now fully booked for stalls on the day!

5) MONEY!!!!

6) Lots of help with publicity and spreading the word.

If any one can help with any of these items/points or know of anyone who might be interested please get in contact with me in one of the various ways. (facebook @cat greyhound twitter @eddieandcat on this blog or by emailing

Helpful information 

Where can we stay if we are travelling down for the event?

Dog Friendly B&Bs and Inns - For those of you who like your home comforts.

Cofton Holiday Park  - for those who have their own travelling accommodation - motorhome, caravan and tents welcome. Also dogs welcome in select holiday homes by arrangement. very short walk or drive to the event.

Park Holidays - Park Holidays have several sites in the local area that are open for hire this weekend. The closest sites would be "Dawlish Sands" and "Golden Sands" 2 dogs allowed per unit. 

Cliffden Hotel - The event is being held in the grounds of the Cliffden Hotel which is a very dog friendly hotel in Teignmouth. 

Where can we park for the event?

Eastcliff car park (pay and display) is next door to the cliffden hotel where the event is to be held and you can then access the event via the green gate in the car park :) 

What if we want to visit other attractions whilst in the area. Can you tell us where my dogs will be welcome?

refer to our Dog Friendly Devon section  of this blog!


  1. Can any breed of dog enter the show, or is it just for greyhounds?

    1. its for everyone. obv the best greyhound class is greyhound only but the show is open to everyone

    2. Looking forward to this event, will be bringing the pooches along for a day out aswell.

    3. Looking forward to seeing you and the pooches there :)

  2. I was passed this information by a friend as I am going camping with my dog (a first for both of us!) this year, so am looking forward to learning more and meeting new friends, I'll be passing this onto doggie friends as we live close to Teignmouth. Thanks for putting the show on.

    1. Hello, Thank You :) and GREYT to meet you. If you have any questions feel free to ask. :)

  3. I’ve just notice your charity event for Saturday 23 March 2013 might you answer a few question for me?

    My Labrador has just turned 1 years of age and still learning his social skills with other dogs as part of his training could we I bring him to the event.

    As its a Charity do we pay for the tickets now or on the day of the event.

    1. Hi, yes you can bring him. every pup has to start somewhere and social skills are very important :)

      There are no tickets. Its just pay to enter a class which you pay in the ring :)

  4. Thank you for the quick reply, looking forward to this Saturday appears to be a great day out for all the family and the Labrador. See you soon.

    1. see you there :) make sure you drop by our stall and say hi, we love puppys :)

    2. I went along to your charity event on Saturday 23rd March 2013 was a very enjoyable day out for all the family and dogs. My Labrador had a delightful day out excited to start off with but calmed down after meeting every dog, the atmosphere was very friendly for all the family and dogs alike. No matter what size or breed had a pleasurable time in the show ring and a fun day out at the dog show, he even won 1st prize for best condition I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all who arrange the event and recommend you take your dog to the next one for a bit of fun.

    3. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for your lovely comments :) We had a greyt day and I hope everyone that attended did as well. It was greyt to see so many people and dogs there despite the cold and the rain that we had all week but luckily stayed away for the duration of the event.
      Well done to Monty on his rosette. Very well deserved I'm sure.

      Have you seen our post about the event?

      Thanks for joining us! :)