We’re sponsors this year of Dogfest 2012, an annual event to benefit the Baltimore Humane Society whose Pets of the Week we feature every Thursday.
The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Elsie Seeger Barton, is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public and a pet cemetery with grief support services. It receives no funding from local or federal governments or any national animal welfare organizations. We hope you’ll attend the fun event for dogs and their families and support the good work of the BHS.
For more information, see the press release, below.- The Eds.
Mark your calendar and be sure to attend Baltimore Humane Society’s DogFest on Saturday, October 6th for the entire family! DogFest, a dog day extravaganza for pet lovers and pet owners is the event’s fifth year celebrating the love of dogs and benefiting animals in need of care and refuge at the 365 acre no-kill shelter.
Between 5,000 and 10,000 people are expected to gather on the grounds of Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown to participate in games, contests, demonstrations, and kid activities. What makes this event so unusual, though, is that these activities are not just for the families who attend. They’re also for the dogs!
This is the opportunity for pet lovers to watch Rover knock down 10 pins in a game of bowling! Enjoy the antics of dogs trying to find their owners in a game of Hide ‘n Seek or playing Musical Sit ‘n Stay. Dog owners can have their pet tested for the AKC Canine Good Citizenship Award or get some information at the Ask the Vet and Ask the Trainer Booths. Decide for yourself if the celebrity judges make the right call for the Best Costume contest, Best Trick, or Best Kisser. Watch Shakespeare scenes performed about our furry friends or challenge your own dog with an agility course! There’s even swimming for dogs!
Sit back while enjoying a delicious treat from one of the many food vendors and get some hearty chuckles as every type dog imaginable parades by you decked out in their best costume regalia. Stroll around the 365 acre wildlife preserve and explore the various vendors and information booths. And of course, come inside the kennels and meet the many dogs and cats who are staying at the Baltimore Humane Society’s no-kill shelter while waiting to find their forever homes.
Join us for this doggone fun day! It all takes place on the grounds of our no-kill shelter on 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, rain or shine from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, October 6. We expect thousands of attendees, so don’t miss it! Beat the lines and buy your tickets ahead of time at http://dogfest.org!