Ruston Parks and Recreation Department has hosted the Furry Fun Walk for the past three years. Well, we are now on our 4th event and it is set for Saturday, March 20th at 9:00am. The community is encouraged to come out, with their dog on a leash, for a one mile noncompetitive stroll. After the walk, we will all gather in the “Barking Lot” which will be made up of several local pet vendors and services, veterinarians and plenty of giveaways. The City of Ruston’s K-9 unit will be on hand to demonstration their searching abilities. Additionally, Sparky, the Fire Department mascot dog and the Louisiana Tech Bulldog mascot named Tech XX will be making the one mile walk with us. The morning is dedicated to getting outside and exercising with your furry friend as well as raising awareness about adopting from our local non-profit shelters, 4 Paws Rescue, Inc and PAWSNELA.
We are trying to raise awareness about green, wholesome, safe and organic products for pets.
I would love the opportunity to put your brochures or samples in each participant’s goodie bag, or please consider something pet-friendly for our raffle. In the past events, we have received donations from Natura Pet, Organic Pet SuperFoods, Overby Farms, NUPRO, Sporn, Beefeaters, Petsakes, Bark Magazine, NutriSource, Platinum Performance, Olive Green Goods, Waggers, PoopBags.com, IDTags.com, Nylabone, Nzymes, Diamond Pet, US Bones, Sojos, Nutri-Vet, LLC., Blue Dog Bakery and Etta Says, just to name a few. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.
We also hosted our first K-9 Pool Party last August and we look forward to hosting it again this August on the 7th at 8th.