Sixth Dog Days of Fall set to return Saturday, Oct. 12 |

Sixth Dog Days of Fall set to return Saturday, Oct. 12

Canines at play during a previous Dog Days of Fall event.
File photo |

The smell of wet fur will be in the air once again when the sixth annual Dog Days of Fall event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Burnt Cedar Pool.

As usual, there will be numerous contests for the dogs including “Best Trick,” “Owner Look-Alike,” “Wildest Belly Flop,” “Show Stopper” (best looking dog), “Most Unforgettable” (best personality and attitude) and more.

Contests will be judged by members of the community including Beverly Keil, Julie Marigold and Kelly Neville. Special prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

From labradors to lhasas, goldens to greyhounds and manchesters to mutts, we love them all. Mix in a few chihuahuas and a poodle or two, plus about 100 other furry friends.

So, even if your dog does not like the water, canines and humans can come just to play and sniff around.

All dogs must be current on their vaccines, and no aggressive animals will be allowed. Please help us maintain our perfect record of no fights.

For the sixth year, IVGID Parks and Recreation will partner with Pet Network to host this community favorite and free event, with Micki Napp returning as Mistress of Ceremonies and Justin Bluhm as Dog Days Operations Manager.


Arrive with your dog on a leash and go directly to the Registration Desk to complete paperwork regarding vaccines. Once inside the pool area, you may remove the leash, assuming your dog responds to voice commands.

Be sure your dog knows how to get out the pool. If your dog cannot use the ladder or find the stairs, you need to pull the dog from the pool which can be very difficult when the dog is wet, slippery and heavy.

No “Brown Outs.” Each owner is responsible for Poop Patrol and bags will be provided.

Vaccines must be current. Only healthy dogs should participate.

Aggressive dogs are not welcome and will be asked to leave.

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