DOGS and their owners have gone barking mad for a new social group.

Angie Platt set up the Clocaenog Dog Club in August. After four days of launching on Facebook, it gained more than 260 members. It is now at 398 members.

Angie, who works as marketing manager at Denbighshire Leisure Ltd and has dogs Millie and Griff who turned one last week, said: β€œIt has been set up to give dogs and their humans a way to socialise safely and improve their health and wellbeing after lockdown.”

The first walk on August 25 attracted 12 people and 15 dogs.

"They were careful to keep their social distance," Angie said.

Rhyl Journal:

The first walk attracted 12 people and 15 dogs

"It was a great success.

"Covid-19 has been tough for everybody, especially our dogs," Angie added.

Rhyl Journal:

Owners are careful to remain in their groups of socially distance

"Our puppies turned six months when lockdown started so they have missed out on more than five months of socialising with other dogs and humans.

"Now that restrictions have relaxed a little, I thought it would be a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air in small groups.

"My family have been shielding since March so it is fantastic to finally be able to socialise again.

"I don't know who enjoys it more - me or my dogs!"

The Facebook group is private, for safety reasons, but is open to everyone who has one dog or more.

Search Clocaenog Dog Club to join and for further details.