"A Festival for Dogs" hosted by

Grand Rapids Kennel Club


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SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Riverside Park - 2907 Monroe Avenue - Grand Rapids MI


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Welcome to Dog Day In The Park hosted by Grand Rapids Kennel Club! 


This annual day-long extravaganza will be held on September 19, 2015 to promote responsible dog ownership and will include educational booths, dog-friendly apartment communities, demonstrations of various types, dog carting, nail trimming, Police Canine Unit and more! 

Additionally, Canine Good Citizen evaluations will be conducted, presentation on the service animals vs. therapy dogs, rescue groups and vendors will be available to offer information regarding services and products. The Grand Rapids Police K-9 Unit will conduct demonstrations. There will also be a concessionaire with great food. 

A FREE doggy bag will be given to those that donate at least 5 pounds of dog food, cat food or bird food! Contributions of food received will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.

Prizes and "goodies" will be available to attendees and contest winners of Dog Day In The Park! Exciting contests will be held as well. Each winner will receive a ribbon and the BEST DOG will receive a rosette ribbon and a prize basket. The contests are:

Fastest Kisser in 60 seconds * Best Trick * Fastest Down Stay * Waggiest Tail * Best Vocal Styling * Costume Contest
 Winners from above contests will participate for BEST DOG at DOG DAY IN THE PARK 
JUDGE - Dr. Karyl Ropko DVM, Northeast Cat & Dog Hospital
and Pet Peeves, WZZM TV 13

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"We had a great time at the event this year.  Everything is well organized and I think there was a nice turn-out.  Thank you. We posted the photo's of nearly 100 dogs from the event on our website!

Thanks again, and we look forward to next years Dog Day!"      

-- Michelle & Rick


"Hi guys! What a day!  Very busy and crowds of people with every kind of dog!  I think the nice weather and all the advertising the Kennel club did really helped. I need to thank my Dog Days helpers! Barb, Russ, and Eric! Ann and Katie! Kris and Christy and Gail (and Carrie too) We had an almost constant line of people who wanted to try the obstacle course and the demo dogs hardly got to take a turn!  We raised over $130 to donate to C-Snip.

Thanks again!"    --- Ellen 



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