September 26th, 2015 – Reisterstown, MD –Baltimore Humane Society’s DogFest Walk-A-Thon & Festival on Saturday, September 26th is for the entire family! DogFest, a dog day extravaganza for pet lovers is the event’s eighth 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! New this year are the BUSTER Activity Mats, challenging puzzles for your clever canine.
New this year for the kids is a fitness obstacle course run by the professional training company, Fitness Together! Kids will also 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. Then go over and watch demonstrations by the Department of Public Safety & Corrections Services K-9 Unit Detection Dogs, a disc dog, and flyball by the Oriole Dog Training Club.
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 Walk-A-Thon 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 http://dogfest.org.
Join us for this doggone fun day! And double the fun — everyone who attends will receive a free 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 4pm on Saturday, September 26th. Beat the lines and buy your tickets ahead of time at http://dogfest.org!