, Pollok Park

Dogs of War Full Programme

Dogs played crucial roles in WW1 as guards, sentries and scouts; they carried messages and medical supplies to wounded soldiers (casualty dogs) and did their best to rid the trenches of rats. They also provided psychological comfort for men trapped in the horrors of trench warfare. Join us to find out more about through storytelling, demonstrations and displays.

Pup friendly! (bring your dog – on a lead please)

  • Find out more about the unique abilities of dogs that made them indispensable in WW1 at our dog show led by dog-training experts from charity Bravehound. Join in and put your pup through their paces! Registration from 12pm with dog show at 1.30pm.
  • Hear about the RSPCA’s work to reduce animals’ suffering during the conflict and the impact WW1 had on animal welfare–there’s a talk @ 1pm by RSPCA staff
  • Storytelling with Village Storytelling Centre @ 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • Make a canine companion – a pom-pom pup, or colour your favourite dog and make a badge.
  • Plus, Digging In Doggy Bags!


Dogs of War

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This event is free


Pollok Park

2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow, G43 1AT