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DogFest is tomorrow


DogFest, the Baltimore Humane Society’s biggest fundraising event of the year, kicks off  Saturday morning at Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley.

The day-long event starts with a 5K-9 Fun Run at 7:40 a.m. At 10 a.m., the gates open and the activities begin — and there are a ton of them.

DogFest will feature agility runs, dog contests, pet education,  a sandy beach and pools for the dogs to play in and a puppy pumpkin patch, where dogs can pick their own pumpkins.

In addition to numerous dog rescue groups on hand, DogFest will also feature Equine Rescue groups that will be exhibiting horses for adoption and offering horseback riding for kids and adults.

Admission is $10, with children in strollers admitted free.

Here’s a partial schedule:

7:00 a.m. Register for 5K-9 Fun Run
7:30 a.m. Get ready for 5K-9 Fun Run start
7:40 a.m. 5K-9 Fun Run Begins (Run with your dog or run alone)
9:00 a.m. 5K-9 Fun Run Ends
10:00 a.m. Dogfest Gates Open for All Events, National Anthem & raising of the flag at Tent Area
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dog Contest Registration
11:00 a.m. Best Kisser Dog Contest
11:30 a.m. Best Singer Dog Contest (Judged by Delegate Dan Morheim)
Pet Adoption Parade (all dogs for adoption)
12:00 p.m. Best Mutt Mix Dog Contest (Judged by Delegate Dan Morheim)
Baltimore City Mounted Police Demonstrations
12:30 p.m. Best Singer Dog Contest (Judged by First Lady Katie O’Malley)
1:00 p.m. Best Dancer All Pet Contest (Judged by Senator Bobby Zirkin)
Pet Adoption Parade (all dogs for adoption)
Horse Barrel Racing Demonstration
1:30 p.m. Most Obedient Dog Contest (Judged by Senator James Brochin)
2:00 p.m. Smallest Dog Contest
Mounted Honor Guard Demonstrations
2:30 p.m. Pet Adoption Parade (all dogs for adoption)
3:00 p.m. Clean Your Plate Dog Contest
Baltimore City Mounted Police Demonstrations
3:00 p.m. Best Tail Wagger Dog Contest


Comment from Caroline Griffin
Time October 10, 2009 at 6:04 am

Ace – Come out and play in the sandbox, have a swim, visit some friends, and find yourself a pumpkin in the puppy pumpkin patch!