Paws in the Park

September 19th 2015 • 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

"Paws in the Park" 

Saturday, September 15, 2015
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 3nd 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 4th place finish.

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 2014, 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.

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.

      10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.         CGC Testing (Walk up testing starts at 12 Noon)
      12:00 p.m.                        "Doxie 500" Wiener Dog Races
      12:30 p.m.                         Meet the Breeds / Parade of Breeds
      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 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 

Paws in the Park 2015 is once again sponsored by Dog Poop