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Dress up your dogs for Wag ‘n’ Walk parade

Bring your dogs and children to Western Gateway Park on Saturday for AnimalSave’s fifth Annual Wag ‘n’ Walk Costumed Dog Parade.

“Wag ‘n’ Walk is one of the few events … that is totally about the dog,” said AnimalSave Executive Director Carolyn Niehaus. “We want to honor the important role this family member plays in our lives and give folks ideas of ways to deepen their relationship and have more fun with Fido.”

Produced by the Friends of AnimalSave Committee and sponsored by Pleasant Valley Veterinary Center, The Union, SPD Market, Kasza Roofing, and Petco, Wag ‘n’ Walk has become a popular event folks look forward to each year. It is one of AnimalSave’s main fundraisers.



The day will include the costumed dog parade; food by Horn of the Bull Taqueria; cold treats from Lazy Dog Ice Cream; raffle prizes; and great music and dance lessons by Jamie Hogan, Silvercreek DJ & Dance Productions. The event starts at 10 a.m.; registration is 9:45 for the parade, which starts at 11 a.m.

Attendees can shop and talk with local pet food and feed stores, and artists, jewelers and other vendors will bring animal-related wares.




Pooches and their people will enjoy watching obedience and agility demonstrations by JoAnn Fine and her students. They’ll also have the opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test and receive their CGC certificate.

People can tour AnimalSave’s Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic. In the five years since the clinic began, more than 9,200 dogs and cats have been altered, greatly reducing the number of homeless animals in the community.

Proceeds from Wag ‘n’ Walk will help AnimalSave continue the animal welfare programs it has been providing for the past 15 years. AnimalSave’s programs — especially the Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Foster/Adoption Program that finds homes for more than 350 dogs and cats, kittens and puppies every year — provide a continuum of care that significantly reduces the number of homeless animals in our community.

Admission is free for dogs and their peeps. To enter dog(s) in the parade, registration is $15 per family for up to three dogs. Each additional dog is $5. The fee includes a goody bag for each family and a bandanna for each dog. For more information about Wag ‘n’ Walk or about becoming a vendor, contact carolyn@animalsave.org or 530-271-7071, ext. 201, or visit http://www.animalsave.org.


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