Maryland Pet

DogFest Featuring Paws On Parade TODAY – Saturday, September 27th!

Reisterstown, MD Mark your calendar and be sure to attend Baltimore Humane Society’s DogFest featuring Paws On Parade Walkathon on Saturday, September 27th for the entire family!  DogFest, a dog day extravaganza for pet lovers is the event’s seventh year celebrating the love of dogs and benefiting animals in need of care and refuge at the 365 acre no-kill shelter.

Approximately 5000 people are expected to gather on the grounds of Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown to participate in games, contests, demonstrations, and kid activities.  What makes this event so unusual, though, is that these activities are not just for the families who attend.  They’re also for the dogs!

This is the opportunity for pet lovers to watch Rover knock down 10 pins in a game of bowling!  Enjoy the antics of dogs trying to find their owners in a game of Hide ‘n Seek or playing creating their own Rembrandts while Paw Painting.   Challenge your own dog with an agility course!  There’s even swimming for dogs!

Dog owners can have their pet tested for the AKC Canine Good Citizenship Award or get some information at the Ask the Vet and Ask the Trainer Booths.  Kids will enjoy the Humane Education section with a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, and much more!  And they’ll feel good to help out our shelter animals when they make enrichment toys that we’ll be using.

Decide for yourself if the celebrity judges make the right call for the Best Costume contest, Best Trick, or Best Kisser.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners for each contest will win fabulous prizes from MaGooby’s Joke House!  And the contests will all be hosted by national comedians including Marc Unger who now has a recurring role on HBO’s Veep.

Sit back while enjoying a delicious treat from one of the many food vendors and get some hearty chuckles as every type dog imaginable parades by you decked out in their best costume regalia.  Stroll around the 365 acre wildlife preserve and explore the various vendors and information booths.  And of course, come inside the kennels and meet the many dogs and cats who are staying at the Baltimore Humane Society’s no-kill shelter while waiting to find their forever homes.

Don’t forget to join the Parade and walk either a 1 mile or 1.6 mile course on our nature preserve.  Walk yourself, with your pup, or form a whole team!  You can register for the walk as an individual or a team at

Join us for this doggone fun day! Everyone who attends will even receive a half price ticket to MaGooby’s Joke House Comedy Club in Timonium.   It all takes place on the grounds of our no-kill shelter on 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, rain or shine from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, September 27th.  Beat the lines and buy your tickets ahead of time at!

About the Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services.  We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations.  The Baltimore Humane Society is a proud member of BAWA (Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance) along with the MD SPCA, BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter), and Baltimore City Animal Control. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit or call 410-833-8848.

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