Dogs from the non-profit dog rescue organisation TEARS that will benefit from the Just Nuisance Dog Walk. Picture: Supplied

The annual Just Nuisance Day has long been an institution on the Simon’s Town social calendar. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with leading dog food brand JOCK coming on board to celebrate the legendary Great Dane’s birthday on 1 April. 

Involving the non-profit dog rescue organisation TEARS, JOCK will help make this fun family event something that dog lovers from all over the Western Cape and visitors won’t soon forget.

This annual event is named after Just Nuisance, the giant Great Dane with a larger than life personality and the first dog ever to be officially enrolled in the Royal Navy. 

This year’s event will commemorate Just Nuisance’s extraordinary spirit by featuring the annual dog walk along the streets of Simon’s Town, along with a host of exciting new family activities.

Various competitions and a lucky draw will take place while the naval marching band and canine unit keeps the crowd thoroughly entertained. 

For a small fee, well-known dog photographer Dog Meet Girls will be available to take exquisite portraits of any dog willing to pose in the pop-up studio, with 10% of the proceeds donated to TEARS.

The involvement of TEARS Animal Rescue as beneficiary is perhaps the most inspiring element of this year’s Just Nuisance Day. All proceeds from the event will go towards their “Pimp My Kennel” campaign to upgrade their facilities. 

On the day, TEARS will also be bringing some of their rescue dogs along for dog lovers who find themselves in Simon’s Town without a pooch to take on their favourite activity – a walk.

The event will take place on 1 April from 11am to 3pm at Jubilee Square, Simon’s Town, and is open to everyone. There will be no entry fee for participating in the JOCK Just Nuisance Dog Walk. 

For more information, please contact Liezel van Bergen at 082 606 0577 or [email protected]