Are you ready to get muddy?

Make a difference

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Help us out at an event

Our Muddy Dog Challenge runners are amazing, and without the support of our wonderful volunteers we wouldn’t be able to put on the events at all.

As a Muddy Dog volunteer, whether you find yourself looking after an obstacle, checking in baggage, or cheering at the finish, we’re certain of a few things:

You’ll make lots of new friends (the two and four-legged variety)…

You’ll get a free Muddy Dog Challenge t-shirt…

You’ll probably get muddy…

You’ll have fun!

By giving up your valuable time, as well as having a great day out, you'll also enable us to raise vital funds for the dogs and cats in our care. Battersea knows that we can’t do what we do - to the level that we do it - without our incredible volunteers. So, if you decide that you can help us out, thank you so much and we’ll see you in the mud!


Volunteer gallery

See some of our past volunteers in action!



Don't take our word for it - hear what our past volunteers thought of the experience.


"I really enjoyed my time helping out on the day - great, fun event. Lovely to see muddy dogs having a brilliant time with their owners!"

Gemma Manvell, Kent Volunteer, 2017

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"I had a really enjoyable day... everyone seemed confident in what they were doing. 10/10 would volunteer again!"


Paige Skinner, Volunteer, 2017


"As a dog lover, it’s wonderful to see the dogs having so much fun. It’s great to meet the other volunteers who come from all walks of life."

Paul Rostern, Nottingham, Windsor and Kent Volunteer, 2017

Feeling inspired?

Sign up now to become a Muddy Dog Challenge volunteer - simply follow the link below to get started.


Proudly supported by


We are thrilled that the insurance, retirement and investment group LV= continues to support the Muddy Dog Challenge for the third year running.