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Adirondacks NY: Who Let the Dogs In To The Museum on August 6

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Enjoy a special museum outing with your dog! Dogswill be welcome at the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York on Saturday, August 6, 2011. It will be a “pawsitively” perfect day for dog lovers and proud pet owners as “Dog Days of Summer” will return for a fifth year.

Explore the Adirondack Museum and enjoy a variety of doggy demonstrations, programs, and activities with your dog! All dogs are welcome when accompanied by well-behaved owners.

For everyone’s enjoyment, the event has a few simple rules and regulations for pups and their people: dogs must be leashed at all times; owners must clean up after their pets – special bags will be available; dogs will only be allowed on the grounds – not in the exhibit buildings; Doggy Day Care will be available throughout the day at no charge, with the understanding that dogs cannot be left for more than an hour; and poorly behaved or aggressive dogs will be asked to leave the museum grounds with their owners.

Always a highlight, the annual pooch parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. Costumes are encouraged! Five gift certificates to the Museum Store will be awarded
for the “most Adirondack,” “most natural,” “most stylish,” “most goofy,” and “most outrageous” costumes.

Champlain Valley K-9 Search and Rescue will be demonstrating how dogs perform the tough tasks of search and rescue. The K-9 Search and Rescue consists of Christopher and Shannon Bresett and others, who started the organization and now travel throughout the region. As part of the demonstration there are ramps, tunnels and a high-rise that resembles what the canines might encounter in disaster and wilderness situations. The dogs also show how they use their scent by seeing an explosion display of “Hide and Seek”. Champlain Valley Search and Rescue’s services were called recently in the aftermath of the tornadoes as they worked in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri.

“Dog Days” demonstrations and activities also include: “Red Alert: Wet Labrador Coming Through!” with Ken Kalil; “Agility” with the Takes 2 to Q Agility Club; “Dancing With Dogs” with the Adirondack High Peaks Training Club; and “Pet Portraits” with artist Bev Saunders.

Presentations include “Kayaking with Your Dog” with Dorice Stancher, and “Tait’s Dogs” an exhibit tour with Curator Hallie Bond. Adirondack favorites, Bill Smith and Chris Shaw, will tell “Tall Tails” and share humorous stories and songs about people and their dogs.

“Dog Days of Summer” will also include an expanded agility course for visiting dogs with new seesaw, tunnel, pause table, tire jump, and boardwalk. Dogs and their owners can also take a ride on the pond in the museum’s reproduction Bisby Scow.

The event will include “Doggy Booths” featuring regional working dogs and organizations. Participants include: the Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs; Tri-Lakes Humane Society; North Country SPCA; and Canines Can Do featuring information about Canine Good Citizens program. Dog owners and representatives will answer questions about the training, care, and work of special dogs. Jake Placid and Second Time Around will be selling special products to pamper your pooch.

Visitors are asked to bring a donation of animal food, toys, or cleaning supplies to the museum on “Dog Days.” A drop-off spot will be located in the Visitor Center. The museum will deliver donations to regional animal shelters.

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This year’s “Dog Days of Summer” event was made possible by generous support from Nancy and Lawrence Master.

Dog Days at the Museum

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