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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 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 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.

Dallas: The Dog Bowl

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Do something special for your four-legged fur ball, and head to Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park for the free, sixth-annual Dog Bowl from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, when Dallas’ most historic football field will transform into a super-duper dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed!

Enjoy pooch-pleasing fun including an animal-only agility course, a pet/owner look-alike contest, demos, splash pools, misting tents, giveaways, exhibits, music and more. Talk to trainers, veterinarians and pet product vendors, and learn the latest tips and trends in the tail-wagging world. Also check out local dog clubs, rescue groups and other 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” dog bowls will keep canines cool and quenched, while humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions for sale.

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.

The sixth annual Dog Bowl is hosted by Friends of Fair Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please call the Fair Park Information Line at 214-421-9600 or go to

Norwalk CT: BooZoo’s Dog Walk – B.Y.O.D. Bring Your Own Dog

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Dog Walk 1:00 pm
Pooch Parade immediately following
Stepping Stones Museum for Children provides a playful environment of discovery for children that stimulates their curiosity of the world and supports early childhood learning. To make it possible to provide educational experiences to thousands of young children and their families throughout our community, we need your support. All proceeds support early childhood initiatives.

It’s your dog’s day out!
Join BooZoo and friends at the four-legged social event of the season and a day filled with family and canine fun. After the walk, be sure you and your dog don’t miss the Pooch Parade! Dress your dog in a favorite outfit or costume and be eligible to win the “Best Dressed” competition – just one of several categories being judged that day.

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