Paws in the Park

September 17th 2016 • 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

"Paws in the Park" 

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Frontier Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(corner of West 8th & Bayfront Highway)

Check out our 2010 Event coverage in the Erie Times News  

Bring your good natured dog and join in the fun at Therapy Dogs United’s 8th annual "Paws in the Park" AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.  This annual event features live music, a yappy hour and food for pets and people, a chance to get a photo portrait of your pooch, various pet-related vendors, nonprofit animal organizations, raffles and prizes.  Be sure to visit "Adoption Alley" - featuring pets available from the region's animal shelters.

More About Our Event

“Paws in the Park” is sponsored by Therapy Dogs United, Inc., in conjunction with the American Kennel  Club. This event also offers dog bite prevention tips, animal safety and humanity, pet education, and more. In 2015, this event featured 30 animal-related vendors (merchandise, rescue, advocacy, etc.) and the region's largest pet-themed Chinese Auction - and we had more than 1,500 people (2,000 including dogs!) support our event!   Vendors - please click here to download our Exhibitor Application.

Paws in the Park is held on the 3rd Saturday in September. Bring the entire family, your lawn chair - and of course, your 4-legged best friend!  (All dogs must be on a leash and vaccinated).   Ongoing demonstrations and events are featured all day.

Wiener Dog Races Return!

Sign Up Now to Participate in our 2016 Wiener Dog Races
Races start at 12 Noon.  Racers can sign up in advance or the day of the event.  

For race details and a pre-registration form, click here
To download the 2016 Race flyer, click here

      10 a.m.                               CGC Testing (start time)
      11 a.m.                               Erie Kennel Club Agility Demos (will continue all day)
      12 Noon                            Wiener Dog Races
     1:00 p.m.                          Blessing of the Dogs (the region's largest and only Ecumenical dog blessing)
      2:00 p.m.                           Butterfly Release sponsored by Paws for the Good Life
      3:00 p.m.                           Doggie Nuptials
      3:30 p.m.                           Chinese Auction close

Therapy Dogs United is offering CGC (Canine Good Citizen) testing beginning at 10 a.m.  We are only able to accomodate 10 evaluations.  Scheduling is on a first, come served basis.  You must pre-register your dog to be tested.  Pre-registrations will be accepted through September 10th, or until every available time slot is filled.  Pre-registration testing will be conducted by CGC Evaluator Tammy Baker; the fee is $20 per canine. To pre-register or ask questions regarding the pre-registration process, please Email CGC Evaluator Tammy Baker at   Pre-registration fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.

Paws in the Park 2016 is once again sponsored by Dog Poop