Dogs at Northern Green Gathering
We welcome dogs at Northern Green Gathering, and offer a limited number of dog tickets. However, for the safety of all attendees (and dogs!) we have a short list of rules we require dog owners to stick to when attending the Gathering. NGG is a family-friendly event, and children can be accidentally injured by dogs or even get ill from their poo. This means we must insist that dogs are kept on leads at all times when in the camping, car park or event fields. There is a footpath where dog owners can exercise their dogs, which will be marked on the map in your information pack.
Please only bring your dog if:
– you can’t find a dog sitter
– your dog is happy in a festival environment
– your dog is safe around kids and other dogs
Owners are responsible for their dog’s behaviour and welfare at all times. This includes:
– Picking up your dog’s poo
– Keeping your dog on a lead (with a human at the other end!)
– Ensuring that your dog has adequate food, water and shade
– Preventing excessive noise or aggressive behaviour by your dog
Dog owners must not:
– tie up their dog in a noisy/busy location where it might be distressed
– lock their dog in a car with closed windows
Upon arrival, owners will need to give their contact details to the volunteers at the box office. Included in the price of a dog ticket is a £20 dog deposit, which will be refunded upon leaving the Gathering, assuming the above requirements have been met.
There is a canal path next to the site where dogs can be walked off the lead, with access through the Dog Gate directly across from the main entrance. Dogs must be kept on leads in the event and parking fields. Failure to comply with the dogs-on-leads rule, or any of the above rules, will result in a warning. Any dog owners found breaking the rules a second time will lose their dog deposit, and after a third offence they will be evicted from the Gathering.
By purchasing a dog ticket you are agreeing to these conditions, and empowering NGG Stewards, Security and Organisers to enforce this policy as they deem necessary. This includes forcing entry to vehicles at the owner’s expense if the welfare of the dog is at risk.