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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Baltimore Humane Society’s Dogfest is September 17, 2016!

Layla the Resident Dog
Resident Dog Layla takes
over the blog, just for
one day.
Well, friends, it’s come to this. I have been convinced to turn The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles over to…GASP…COUGH…BLECH…a dog. So, just for today, please give a warm welcome to Resident Dog Layla. Take it away, Layla. (But please don’t take it too far.)

Layla’s announcement

Thanks, Miss C! Gosh, this is really exciting. I’m here to announce a totally cool tail-wagging event coming up next Saturday, September 17. It’s the Baltimore Humane Society’s Dogfest Walk & Festival, a dog day extravaganza for pets, kids, pet owners, and pet lovers that benefits animals in need of care and refuge at the 365-acre no-kill shelter.  This Family Fun day takes place on the grounds of Baltimore Humane Society at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, Maryland. 

Dogfest banner

Woman with dog on agility course
Agility looks like a blast!
Photo courtesy Baltimore Humane Society.

It's going to be fun, pawesome, and amazing!

You won’t believe how much fun stuff they’re going to have: a walk (I love walks!), games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations, and lots of food (I love food too)! Plus, you can meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups (I came from a rescue group!).

There’s stuff just for kids too: crafts, face-paint, Moonbounce, and all new Brick Bodies Obstacle Fitness course and Marshy Point Nature Center Animal Program.  And your dog can bowl a game of 10 pins, play hide ‘n’ seek, create you a paw painting, run agility courses, and much, much more! 

A dog gets some help in the swimming pool
Your dog can take a dip in the pool! Splash!
Photo courtesy Baltimore Humane Society.
You can also watch some really cool agility demonstrations! The Department of Public Safety & Corrections Services K-9 Unit CDS Detection Dogs are always a big hit.  See if your dog qualifies for the AKC Canine Good Citizenship Award, or enter your furry friend in a contest to be judged by local celebrities, like Best Kiss, Best Costume, Best Trick, and Best Dancer.  Kids and dogs can also run through the Bubble Chase, which sounds like so much fun!

woman and dog in look alike contest
They say people and their
dogs start to look alike,
but I've never seen it go
this far before!
Photo courtesy Baltimore Humane Society.
Don’t forget to visit the many dog rescue groups and unique vendors.  They expect thousands of attendees, so don't miss it! Beat the lines and get a discount when you buy your tickets online at http://dogfest.org$10 per person & kids under 12 free! Tickets at the door will be $15.  Kids 6-12 will be $10. Kids age 5 and under and dogs ALWAYS FREE!

Fun, Fun, Fun!  Don’t miss it!  Woof!

Here’s the details:

Date: Saturday, September 17th
Place:  Baltimore Humane Society
Address:  1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD  21136
Time:  10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Walkathon: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with rolling start times
Admission: $10 & Kids under 12 free when purchased online; $15 at the door & $10/kids 6-12; Kids age 5 and Under and Dogs ALWAYS FREE
Free Parking, Rain or Shine
For tickets, walk registration, and more:  http://dogfest.org

Girl hugging dog
Photo courtesy
Baltimore Humane Society.

To really get a taste of Dogfest, head on over to Facebook to see lots of great pictures from years past, and check out this totally pawesome video:

About the Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations.  For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org.

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