Come on an Adventure with Dogs Trust and Snoopy

The Dogs Trail South Wales is a free and public art event of giant Snoopy sculptures. The trail will be on display for eight weeks from 8 April – 5 June 2022 across streets, parks, and open spaces within South Wales. Raising vital funds for the Dogs Trust and the newest Cardiff Rehoming Centre!
More details can be found HERE

What’s on at Mermaid Quay?

• Make sure you take time to visit the A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy Shop which is located at Unit 13, Bute Street, Mermaid Quay.
• Find the Snoopy Sculpture at Mermaid Quay to be in for a chance to Eat out for a Year! All you need to do is enter the unique code found on this sculpture on the Dogs Trail app.
Find out more information about the competition HERE
• Search for the smaller Snoopy sculptures located at Mermaid Quay in store windows!
• Pick up a colouring in sheet and enter our colouring in competition for your chance to win a hamper full of Snoopy goodies.
Find out more information about our colouring in competition HERE
• Join us over the Easter holidays and enjoy free Face painting on Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st April in Tacoma Square between 11am and 3pm.
• We will also be joined by Cilla from The Dogs Trust.

Let’s Get out and About!

We are proud to have worked on our Snoopy Sculpture with local artists Suzanne and Chris Carpenter of Patternistas. A husband-and-wife design team based in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Using colour, pattern and creativity to invigorate interior & exterior spaces, products and accessories, they love the role art and design can play in creating uplifting spaces that give a sense of place and improve the wellbeing of the people that populate them.
Well known locally for their window graphics, workplace products and creative workshops, their designs are applied to many surfaces including fabrics, wallpaper, tiles and rugs.
Creating connections between users and the environment is the focus of the studio’s work, but it also has a wealth of happy experience running creative workshops that are enabling and inspiring to all participants from young children to working professionals.

The inspiration behind the Snoopy Sculpture which is proudly sat in Tacoma Square at Mermaid Quay is around ‘Let’s get out and about’. Patternistas have created a decorative design that is bright and joyful. It seeks to highlight the importance of dogs in keeping us all closer to nature and getting people out and about into the parks and green spaces around Cardiff. Fresh air and exercise and time for small pleasures…simple, accessible ways to wellbeing that help keep us connected and take us out of ourselves.
Interested to find out more about Patternistas, or simply love colour and pattern? Then make sure you follow the team on Instagram or twitter @patternistas or visit www.patternistas.co.uk

About A Dog’s Trail
Dogs Trust, together with the world-famous Snoopy, are inviting people to explore the city of Cardiff as well as nearby towns through an exciting new art trail in Spring 2022. A dogs Trail with Snoopy will raise funds to support Dogs Trust’s rehoming centres in Bridgend and Cardiff and help the 14,000 dogs normally cared for by the charity every year.
A Dog’s Trail will take local residents and visitors to South Wales (human, or dog!) on an adventure through the heart of Wales’ capital city and the nearby towns, featuring a minimum of 40 super-sized Snoopy sculptures designed by Welsh and national artists, as well as 80 smaller sculptures created by schools, turning South Wales into an outdoor art gallery.

The trail will be live for 8 weeks from 8 April – 5 June 2022. For more information, please visit www.adogstrail.org.uk

About Dogs Trust
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy and will never put a healthy dog to sleep. The charity also focuses its efforts on understanding dogs and sharing that knowledge with the wider public to prevent problem behavior’s that can result in relinquishment or abandonment. We are working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

About Wild in Art
Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy. It brings together businesses and creative sectors with schools and local communities through the creation of uniquely painted sculptures.
Since 2008 Wild in Art has animated cities across the world including Manchester, Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town and São Paulo, and created trails for the London 2012 Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Historic Royal Palaces and Penguin Random House.

Wild in Art events have:
Enabled over £15m to be raised for charitable causes
Injected £2.4m into local creative communities
Engaged over 850,000 young people in learning programmes
Helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings
wildinart.co.uk | @wildinart | #wildinart

About Peanuts
The characters of Peanuts and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide, which is 41% owned by WildBrain Ltd., 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by the family of Charles M. Schulz, who first introduced the world to Peanuts in 1950, when the comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture. In addition to enjoying beloved Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand worldwide through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats, from traditional to digital. In 2018, Peanuts partnered with NASA on a multi-year Space Act Agreement designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students.