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Minnesota: All About Dogs Day at the Arboretum

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Arboretum Celebrates our Four-Legged Friends on April 6

Calling all canines! Reserve your spot at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s “All About Dogs Day” event Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. OK, OK, if you insist, we’ll let you bring along a few human companions too, but only if they behave!

The “All About Dogs Day” celebration will feature a Pack Walk* on the Arboretum’s Three-Mile Drive beginning at 10 a.m., and a Pet Expo in the Oswald Visitor Center. The Expo will feature “Meet the Breeds” and “Working Dog” demos showcasing dogs involved in K-9 units, bedbug detection, herding, animal therapy and more! Learn about the Arboretum’s new Animal-Assisted Interactions program. The following breed clubs will attend: St. Bernard, Pug, Great Dane, Boston Terrier, Australian Shelty, Labrador Retriever and Doberman Pinscher, among others. Doggie goodie bags included.

The preregistration fee is $20/$25 for each dog (includes two human companions). Advance registration is requested at www.arboretum.umn.edu/dogday.aspx. Walk-in registration is $30/$35. (Plus $5 of every fee goes toward the Nature-Based Therapy program at the Arboretum.) Questions? Contact Mary Carlson at 952-443-1425 ormkcarlso@umn.edu. This event is sponsored by ADOGO Pet Hotel.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is located 9 miles west of Interstate 494 on Highway 5 in Chanhassen. The largest public garden in the Upper Midwest and a premier northern arboretum, it is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota and developed as a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. Open 363 days a year. Admission: $12 adults; free for ages 12 & younger, free for members.

Calling All Dogs in NJ for a FairyTAIL Weekend!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Coming This September 7 and 8.

In a not so far away kingdom called Woodstown, NJ, there exists a place called Salem County Fairgrounds, where a festival for dogs and dog lovers, takes place every year. Dogs from near and far away lands come with their human friends to enjoy the magic of Fido’s Festival USA®.

That’s right we said ALL DOGS. Restrictions—None! No breeding papers required. You can’t help who your parents are. All are welcome at Fido’s Festival USA® an all-inclusive dog festival. Come on out because this is your time to shine, and you don’t even need a pedicure or a frilly bow! This year we have planned a fairyTAIL themed festival that will include storybook themed contests. Show off your special talent, compete in a Frisbee contest, and dress as your favorite storybook character for our costume contest. It doesn’t matter if you are an adopted stray or a champion at Westminster, as long as you’re a dog you belong at Fido’s Festival USA®.

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Dallas Texas: Dog Bowl At The Cotton Bowl

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Free unleashed fun for dog lovers and pooches of all sizes when historic Cotton Bowl field transforms into a tail-wagging time complete with splash pools, a pet/owner look-alike contest and more

Sunday, April 7, 2013 1 – 5 p.m.

Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park
3750 Cotton Bowl Circle, Dallas, TX 75210

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Flaunt your four-legged fur ball at Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl Stadium for the free, seventh-annual Dog Bowl from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, when Dallas’ most historic football field transforms into a super-fun dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed!

Enjoy pooch-pleasing pastimes including a pet/owner look-alike contest, giveaways, exhibits, pooch portraits, canine crafts, music by Dallas’ seasoned jazz bassist Barri Pearson, and more. (Please note: A nominal fee applies for pooch portraits and crafts.)
Talk to trainers, veterinarians and pet product vendors, and learn the latest tips and trends in the tail-wagging world, plus take advantage of special pricing on vaccinations and microchipping thanks to Luv My Pet. And check out local dog clubs, rescue groups and animal welfare organizations with adoptable dogs at the Woofstock “tail” gating zone outside the entrance gate of the Cotton Bowl.

Misting ponds and giant “dip and sip” splash bowls will keep canines cool and quenched, while humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions.

FACEBOOK CANINE CONTEST! Hey pup and pooch owners: Capture your furry friend doing tricks or something funny on video, and post it to the Dog Bowl Facebook page by March 29. The most creative video with the most Facebook likes will play on the Cotton Bowl Jumbotron during the free Dog Bowl on April 7! The winning video also will be posted on fairpark.org and on the Dog Bowl Facebook page after the event. The winner will be notified before the event via Facebook. Please keep the doggie reel under three minutes!

Admission is free. The City of Dallas charges $10 for parking within the gates of Fair Park, or ride the DART Rail Green Line to the Fair Park Station. (Non-service animals are allowed on DART only if they are in crates.) Owners will be asked to observe all current City of Dallas Dog Park policies while at Fair Park.

Dog Bowl is hosted by Friends of Fair Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Sponsors are Petco, WFAA, 98.7 KLUV, K104 104.5 FM, Smooth R&B 105.7 FM KRNB, The Greensheet, and the City of Dallas.

For more information, please call the Fair Park Information Line at 214-421-9600 or go to fairpark.org.