Four fantastic speakers, all sharing one great passion

Join us on Thursday September 26th for a unique evening event taking place at beautiful Adlington Hall in Cheshire. Four inspiring and engaging speakers will share with us their stories about the power of dogs and all that they bring to us as humans.


Our speakers will each share their experiences about the impact that dogs have made to their own lives, both personally and professionally. Hear why we have developed such strong bonds with dogs over the centuries and why, in an increasingly digital world, dogs continue to play such an important role in our lives. Find out why so many writers include dogs as characters in their books and hear how an award-winning photographer captures stunning images of people and their dogs.

This evening promises to be entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking.


Adlington Hall and Gardens, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF.

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Thursday 26th September

6.30pm – 9pm

Tickets are £10 per person. 

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Meet our speakers

  • The power of the paw: Emmerdale and Holby City actress Gemma Oaten
  • Why writers need dogs: Sunday Times best-selling author Clare Mackintosh
  • My dog and me – Magical moments:  Leading UK dog photographer Andy Biggar
  • Dogs are good for our health: Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction Dr. Carri Westgarth

The talks will be chaired by Peter Gorbing, Chief Executive, Dogs for Good.

Watch last year’s event Power of Dogs 2018

In 2018, we were delighted to welcome some great speakers to our events in Oxford, London and Cambridge. Watch Brian Blessed’s talk about his very special relationship with his pet dogs.


“I would thoroughly recommend attending a Power of Dogs event.  It was an informative and enjoyable evening.  The stories of how dogs enhance and transform people’s lives were truly inspiring and just made me appreciate dogs even more!”  Cordelia Langford, last year’s Power of Dogs event attendee.

Last year, tickets sold out quickly so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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