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Dog day afternoon extended to two days


What: WSSF Puppy Zone DogFest and Parade

Where: Gazebo Square

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20

Scrub up your scruffy mutts or primp and preen those prized pets because there’s a Dogfest about to start.

Entries will be welcome up until show time for the sixth annual parade that featured over 100 dogs and their owners in costume last year. This year organizers, The Puppy Zone, are hoping to break a festival record and reach 200 dog participants.

Entry to the parade is by donation with all of the proceeds going to CARDA and WAG. Awesome prizes will be awarded to the Best Dog Costume and Best Dog and Owner Lookalike.

The DogFest has been expanded to two days this year, with the addition of the Washington State Flying Disc Dogs. The WOOFD2 team have travelled extensively presenting shows around the Pacific Northwest with their team of incredibly talented and agile dogs.

All shows will take place at Gazebo Square (where the GAP store is) together with sampling and information booths from various dog product and service suppliers.

The event schedule is as follows:

Saturday April 19

1 to 5 p.m. Sampling, displays and demos

2:30 p.m. WOOFD2 (Washington State Flying Disc Dog Team) Show

2 to 3 p.m. Parade and costume contest registration at The Puppy Zone

3 p.m. Parade start from The Puppy Zone

3:30 p.m. Costume judging and prizes for best costume and best dog

and owner lookalike at Gazebo Square

3:45 p.m. CARDA Demo

4:15 p.m. WOOFD2 Show

Sunday April 20

2 to 5 p.m. Sampling, displays and demos

2 p.m. WOOFD2 Show

2:45 p.m. CARDA demo

3:30 p.m. Dog fashion show

4 p.m. WOOFD2 show