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International Doga Day: Roll out your yoga mats to thank your canine companion

Dog yoga and Marcel Le Corgi dog-happy
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If your dog has helped you through hard times, especially Covid lockdown, then it’s time to show your appreciation and take part in the biggest annual dog yoga celebration.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 20/06/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27

Since lockdown began, dogs have played a crucial role in people’s emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. When they couldn’t see friends or family, their dogs provided unconditional love and companionship and sometimes just a reason to get up in the morning.

Stretch your paws

Now it’s time to thank them by doing some downward dog as part of International DOGA Day on Sunday 21st June 2020. From 9 am until midnight you can stretch your paws with dogs and dog owners all over the world. As part of the global fundraiser, the day-long event will be streamed through @Internationaldogaday on Instagram. 


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Not to be missed: Q&A with Marcel

Now in its sixth year, the annual dog yoga celebration will host yoga sessions, Q&A’s and meditation experts from across the globe, offering fun sessions and useful information. There will even be an exclusive Q&A with the top dog of doggy influencers, Marcel Le Corgi and his human companion Aurélie. Marcel, a rare Pembroke Welsh Corgi, has a huge following on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and is a highly sought after canine model and actor.


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Stand against dog meat

The event also makes a stand against the barbaric Yulin dog meat festival in China. ITV’s Good Morning Britain’s Pip Tomson will take part in a Q&A session about her dogs Bindi and Robin who both escaped being slaughtered for their meat.

All proceeds from the event will go to Humane Society International (HIS).

Inspired to have your own canine companion? Find out everything you need to know about adopting a dog in the UK!