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Are you looking for somewhere to allow your dog some off-lead exercise?

Would you like them to be able to run and play in a securely fenced area? 

Are you training your dog in obedience or recall? 

Our secure exercise paddock may be just what you need …

“Coopers” is a flat grass field adjacent to our car park (outlined in green) and fenced to RSPCA guidelines.   Our plans to launch the hire service in January were delayed due to the Covid Lockdown, but we were finally able to open Coopers on 30 March 2021.

The field is open 7 days a week and can be hired for 30 or 60 minute sessions, between 8.30am and 4.30pm.  Hire fees are £5.00 per 30 minute session and £7.50 per 60 minutes.  Sessions are for up to 2 dogs, but you can bring a maximum of 4, with £2.50 extra charge for each additional dog – please choose the correct option when booking.

All money comes direct to our Branch funds, to support the Venton Centre and our animal welfare work in Cornwall.

We have a some terms and conditions, which we will ask you to abide by, intended to keep you and your dog(s) safe and ensure other users or those working at the Centre are not adversely affected by hire of the field.  Most importantly, dogs MUST be on a lead until you are securely inside the field and again when returning to your vehicle.  Please read the full T&Cs below.

All sessions must be booked through the secure booking and payment package, via Paypal in advance.  There is no option to book or pay at the Centre, so please ensure your confirmation email is received prior to arriving for your session.  We are permitted to open this facility under Covid-19 restrictions, but additional rules currently apply (see below).  These will be reviewed and amended as Government guidance changes.

We will require a copy of the current vaccination certificate for each dog that will accompany you.  We reserve the right to cancel your booking if the vaccination certificate is not uploaded when you complete your first booking.  This will also need to be renewed when your annual boosters are done.  When you book, you will be redirected to the form to upload this information. Please note: You only need to do this once and then update when vaccinations are renewed, so when you make any subsequent bookings please close this form without completing it.

On completion of your booking, you will receive an email confirmation.

Please read our T&Cs and once you are ready to book, please see details at the bottom of the page.

“Coopers” Dog Exercise Field – Terms and Conditions

We hope that you and your dog enjoy your time at Coopers Field. To ensure safety for yourself, your dog and others using this facility, please read the following.

Booking Terms

It is understood that you accept these terms and conditions each time you use the field. Your booking is therefore deemed as your agreement.

  • Booking and payment for field hire can only be processed via the online booking package on our website (below).
  • All dogs using the field must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+). Children are welcome, but must be supervised at all times and must not be allowed to climb fences or gates.
  • Every reasonable precaution is taken to ensure the safety of all users, but we cannot be held responsible for accidents or injuries to persons or dogs using the field.  We recommend that you have public liability insurance, which is often this is included in your home or pet insurance.
  • Please report any accident or injury to us immediately by contacting the Centre Duty Manager (number displayed on field noticeboard).
  • For the safety of all users, no glass containers are to be brought into the premises.
  • All dogs MUST be on a lead until you are safely inside the field with both gates closed and back on a lead before leaving the field.
  • As you enter the field, please turn around the “Vacant/Occupied” sign to show the red side towards the car park and vice-versa when you leave.  This is a visual warning for our staff and other field users that you are present.
  • Dogs must not be allowed out of your vehicle until the previous user has vacated the field and safely inside their vehicle.
  • Please ensure your dogs are loaded back into your vehicle by the end of your booked time slot to prevent delays to the next user.
  • The field shelter contains first aid kit and emergency contact numbers should you require them.
  • Your booking entitles you and your dog(s) to use the field, but gives no right of access to any other part of the Centre premises. If you need to contact the Centre at any time during your booking, please ring our Duty Manager (number on field noticeboard).
  • During your booking, our staff and volunteers will be exercising other dogs, so please be vigilant when moving between your vehicle and the field.  Please do not approach staff and volunteers who you may see out with Centre dogs.
  • All users must clean up after their dogs – bags are available, but it would be appreciated if you could bring your own and use the bin provided. All litter should be taken away when you leave.
  • Please do not leave any dog unattended or tethered.
  • The field may become muddy or slippery in wet weather, so appropriate footwear is advised.
  • Whilst the field is secure, we cannot guarantee complete security for every dog and cannot be held responsible should your dog escape. In the unlikely event an escape, please immediately notify the Duty Manager (number on field noticeboard)
  • You must not bring any dog that has a cough, appears unwell or is known to have an infectious disease.
  • All vehicles are parked at owner’s risk and we cannot be held responsible for any accidents, damage or loss incurred to vehicles or their contents.
  • Any damage to the field area, gates or fencing must be reported to the Duty Manager immediately.
  • The maximum number of dogs permitted to use the field at any time is 4. Exceptions can be made for dog training session, agility clubs etc, but due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be able to take group bookings for the time being.
  • The person who makes the booking is responsible for all persons and dogs attending their session.
  • Sessions cannot be extended or refunded for late arrival.
  • If we have to close the field due to poor weather or technical reasons, we will notify you as soon as possible and re-book or refund as required.
  • All dogs using the field must have up to date immunisations and you must upload a copy of their current vaccination certificate at the time of your first booking. Please ensure you update this when your dog has its annual boosters.
  • RSPCA Cornwall Branch reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions of use at any time.

Additional requirements under Covid-19

During the virus restrictions, the following extra rules apply:

  • We will be unable to accept group bookings for the time being.
  • Please supply your own water and bowls and remove at the end of the session.
  • Similarly, please bring your own dog toys/balls and ensure you take these away with you.
  • If you or any of your family are showing any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not book with us for at least 10 days.
  • If you have been away on holiday, with or without your dog, please do not book with us for at least 10 days after your return.
  • If you have booked in advance and develop any symptoms, please contact admin@rspcacornwall.org.uk to request a refund or to re-arrange your booking to a date at least 10 days later.
  • Any refunds will be processed via Paypal and can take up to 14 days to return to your account.

We reserve the right to refuse bookings from anyone that does not comply with our terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your booking, please contact us as soon as possible.  Your booking will be refunded, less 10% admin fee to cover  Paypal charges and processing.

Should RSPCA Cornwall Branch need to cancel your booking, we can offer you an alternative date or refund your booking fee in full.

Privacy Policy

RSPCA Cornwall Branch requires some of your personal data to allow you to book with us, including your name, address, phone number and email, and a copy of your dog’s vaccination records. This data is required to be able to contact you in the event of a query over you booking.

Your data is stored within our online booking system and retained securely. We will not share your data or use it for purposes other than for managing your use of the field.

Your booking with us is deemed as your agreement to us using the personal data provided to manage your bookings.

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