The ‘festival for dogs and the people they own’ will be held in Miamisburg on Sunday, Sept 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg, Ohio. Sponsored by Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital, this dog day event highlights businesses and organizations specializing in pet health and wellness services, veterinary services, security, pet memorials, nutrition, grooming, training, and pet photos and supplies. Tasty treats will be available for the guests of honor and their owners. Highlights of the day-long festivities include the 5K-9 run, walk and/or wag event (which benefits the Humane Society of Greater Dayton), the Weiner Dog race and the Best Howler competition. There will be an off-leash play zone, kids activities, adoptable dogs, vendors, concessions and much more. The tentative schedule of events is as follows:
9:00 a.m. 5k On-Site Registration
10 a.m. 5k-9 Run, Walk and Wag, benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Dayton
10:15 a.m. Contest Registration Opens
10:45 a.m. Silliest Pet Tricks
11:15 a.m. 5K Awards Presented
11:45 a.m. Dog/Owner Look Alike
12:00 p.m. Red Carpet Parade of Dogs
12:30 p.m. Weiner Dog Race
1:15 p.m. Best Groomed
1:45 p.m. Best Howler
2:15 p.m. Costume Contest
Continuous activities include:
Off-Leash Play Zone (benefits Humane Society of Greater Dayton)
Canine related vendors
Water stations will be provided, and water will be served in ‘community bowls’ for pets.
Stuff you should know: please make sure all dogs are at least six months old, wear current ID tags and are up-to-date on all shots. All dog handlers must be at least 13 years of age and control their dogs at all times. For obvious reasons, please do not bring female dogs in season or dogs needing muzzles. Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their furry friend.
For more information or to reserve vendor space, please call 847-6670.
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Mixie at the DAI event
Mixie is a cheerful Chihuahua mix, only one year old. She is healthy and playful and friendly, and available for adoption through the Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Cappucino Mocha Latte
Cappucino Mocha Latte is a very nice dog, this author’s daughter’s favorite, in fact. Cappucino is only four years old, and he is neutered, healthy, and microchipped. He is adoptable through the HSGD.
Mixie has such great ears! This little gal is also microchipped, healthy, spayed and ready to be adopted from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
Look at that great smile! Peaches is a sweet senior Boxer/Terrier/Pit mix. She was abandoned at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Peaches is very sweet, loves everyone, and is actively involved in the HSGD pet therapy program. peraches travels to nursing homes and retirement centers to give love and attention to seniors. She does have one negative trait, in that she prefers to be the only pet in the family.