Posts Tagged ‘dog event’

Everett, WA: Mutt March to be held on June 11

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Mill Creek Rotary and pet supply store, Paddywack, have partnered to organize a dog benefit walk in South Snohomish County. The 2011 Mutt March will take place at McCollum Park in South Everett on June 11th. The 5K walk begins in McCollum Park and follows the North Creek trail south to the Mill Creek Town Center, looping back to the park. The event activities extend beyond thewalk to offer entertainment and family fun, including demonstrations by Frisbee catchingFlying Disc Dogs, Seattle FlyDogs agility club and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s K9and Search & Rescue units. The schedule of events also includes pet photography, petrelated vendors and local pet rescue groups on “Adoption Alley”.

The Mutt March will raise money to provide funding to two worthy organizations, Chase Away K9 Cancer and The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department Pennies for Puppies and Ponies program. According to Janet Berwick, Co-Director and owner of Paddywack in Mill Creek, “I am very excited to be involved with this event that benefits research for canine cancer, a cause near and dear to my heart”.

Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. One out of every three dogs will get cancer and 50% of those will die. Chase Away K9 Cancer works with The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation and 100% of the funds raised by Chase supports canine cancer research. The ACVIM Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds the work of specialists in veterinary medicine.

The other beneficiary, Pennies For Puppies and Ponies, is a 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing financial assistance and support to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, and the Volunteer Search and Rescue K9 Unit. According to Bill McElroy, President of the Mill Creek Rotary, “the money donated to this non-profit extension of the Sheriff’s department ensures that the vital programs and services provided by the K9 unit remain in our community.

For event information or registration, visit the Mutt March website at www.K9MuttMarch.org

Botanic Bow Wow Promises Doggone Good Time at Denver Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Botanic Bow Wow, Denver Botanic Gardens’ hugely popular event geared toward “man’s best friend” and their owners, is back! This dog-centric affair features pet-friendly vendors, informational booths and enough treat stations to keep tails wagging throughout the day.

Botanic Bow Wow is a unique opportunity for dog lovers to come together and celebrate their canine friends while learning new and better ways to care for their pets. Dogs and owners will mingle with other two and four-legged companions while they learn first-hand about the latest in pet food, pet fashion, pet care and pet accessories from experts from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Experts include Elizabeth Bublitz with Pawfriendly Landscapes who will be teaching her popular class: “How to Create a Beautiful Pet Friendly Yard”, and Bark Busters’ dog expert, Scott Schwab, who will address common behavioral issues many dog owners face and the reasons behind them.

Animal rescue organization resources, including the Denver Dumb Friends League mobile adoption unit, will also be on hand to help future pet owners find the perfect furry, four-legged friend.

NEW THIS YEAR!!! A doggie and parent breakfast will take place from 8-9 a.m., open to the first 200 people and 200 pets.
Ribbons will be awarded to winners of dog contests such as “Best Trick,” “Cutest Puppy” and “Best Dog-Owner Look-Alike.” Judging begins at 10 a.m.

This family-friendly day allows dogs and dog owners to play, socialize and enjoy the weather as the season transitions from spring to summer. All dogs that come with their well-behaved and leashed humans are welcome at Botanic Bow Wow.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gardens’ Annual Fund, which helps support the Gardens’ education, research, conservation and community outreach programs.

This event will take place on the upper level of the parking facility at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street.

Ticket Prices:

Adult General Ticket – $7
Adult Member Ticket – $6
Denver Botanic Gardens Neighbors – $5
Child General Ticket (ages 3-12) – $4
Child Member Ticket – $3

Admission purchased for Botanic Bow Wow includes one regular admission ticket into the Gardens to be used after the event, as dogs are not allowed inside the Gardens. Botanic Bow Wow ticket can be used as Gardens admission ticket. (This offer expires June 30.)

Tickets must be purchased onsite on the day of the event. All attendees must sign an event waiver in order to participate in Botanic Bow Wow. Visit our website for more information.

About Denver Botanic Gardens:

Green inside and out, the Gardens is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The Gardens’ dynamic, 23-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city is now in its 52nd year, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. Additional sites at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a 750-acre wildlife and native plant refuge in Jefferson County; and Mount Goliath, a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, extend this experience throughout the Front Range. For more information, visit us online at www.botanicgardens.org.