Paws in the Park
September 20th 2014 • 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
"Paws in the Park"
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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 7th 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.
Don't Miss PAWS IN THE PARK'S 2nd Annual
"Doxie 500" Wiener Dog Races!
To pre-register your Dachshund, click here!
To download our 2014 flyer, click here!
The "Doxie 500" Wiener Dog Race starts at 12-Noon. Pre-registration is $15, Race Day $20. Race categories are basd on age and weight. Mini and Standards are eligible to race. Prizes awarded for a 1st thru 5th place finish.
ALSO NEW IN 2014 - PET COSTUME CONTEST SPONSORED BY HORSTMAN'S COUNTRY STORE!
Details on our Costume Contest coming soon!
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 2012, 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 2014 Exhibitor Application.
Live acoustic music by Cheap and Easy Acoustics starting at 11 a.m.. 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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CGC Testing (Walk up testing starts at 12 Noon)
11 a.m. Dog Costume Contest sponsored by Horstman & Son's Country Store
12:00 p.m. "Doxie 500" Wiener Dog Races
1:00 p.m. Blessing of the Dogs (the region's largest and only Ecumenical dog blessing)
1:30 p.m. "Running of the Pugs" Spectator Race
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 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You may either pre-register your dog ($15/dog) or walk up ($20/dog). Pre-registrations will be accepted through September 10th. Pre-registration testing will be conducted by CGC Evaluator Tammy Baker; walk up testing (starting at 12 Noon) will be conducted by CGC Evaluator Julie Stack. To pre-register, please Email CGC Evaluator Tammy Baker at TamBaker@roadrunner.com
Horstman and Son's Country Store Pet Costume Contest
Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category:
* Best Owner / Dog Duo
* Most Original
* Group of 2 or more dogs
Entry fee is $2.00 and you can register theday of the event. Prizes are generiously donated by Horstman and Son's Country Store
Paws in the Park 2014 is once again sponsored by Dog Poop Bags.com