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Don’t miss this op-paw-tunity to make new friends

A dog owner has established a new dog-walking group to help meet like-minded fur baby parents in Southport.

The Southport & Surrounds Small Breed Dogs Meet Up group has been created online with it’s first meet-up set to take place on Thursday 18 April at Formby Nature Reserve.

Angela Salmon, founder of the group, recently moved to Southport with her partner and their Maltese-Yorkie cross (Morkie) Teddy.

New to the area and looking to meet new friends for herself and Teddy, Angela is inviting her fellow dog-owners to join her for a walk-through Formby Nature Reserve followed by a drink in The Railway pub.

2019 is Sefton’s Year of Friendship and the theme running throughout April is the impact animals and pet ownership has on loneliness. Meet-ups like this are a perfect example of how animals bring people together and help their owners get out and about to make new friends.

Teddy, Angela’s Morkie, woofed: “It’s Teddy here, I’m arranging a small bread dog meet up for friendly dogs as I’ve just moved to the area and want some new playmates!

“I’m a very outgoing chap who loves to play and this is my favourite walk of all. The squirrels smell so interesting and the air is nice and fresh, plus there’s lots of other doggy smells along the route!”

The walk will last for around 30 to 45 minutes followed by refreshments at The Railway. While the meetup is for small dogs, dog-owners who have more than one dog are welcome to bring their other dogs even if they’re not small breed.

For more information about the event and to RSVP visit