The Spooky Pooch is back for its fourth year this Saturday October 10th from 11am-5pm at Washington Park in Historic Glendale (not downtown!). (corner of Cole Ave and Washington Ave, Glendale, Ohio, 45246)
Spooky Pooch features fun events for humans and pups of all ages. The event is free of charge. There is a costume contest parade as well as other ticket-purchase opportunities throughout the day. All proceeds go to local animals shelters and welfare organizations including Recycled Doggies, SPCA and the Cincinnati Zoo.
Cincinnati was recently voted by WalletHub.com as the #1 city in America for Pet Lovers! See all the Pet Lovers come out and enjoy the activities with them – including:
· Spookiest Pooch Costume Contest – Dress your dog (& yourself if you want!) and join the pooches in a costume parade – over $300 in prizes will be awarded! ($10 registration fee covers entry, professional photo + swag bag, proceeds benefit charity)
· Kids Stuffed Animal Costume Contest – Don’t have a dog that is willing to dress up? Enter your favorite stuffed animal! Medals awarded!
· Creative Grooming Exhibition – Ever seen a dog groomed to look like a lion? Or a whole movie cast? Or an alligator? Well – this is the place! You vote for your favorites!
· Kids Coloring Contest – Print off the coloring page and have your kids create some great artwork. Prizes awarded for each grade K-6!
· Lure Course – Ever seen the Cheetah Run at the Zoo? We have that but for your dog! (small fee to run the course, all proceeds benefit charity)
· Agility Course – See if your pup can handle the course and navigate through it (with your help of course!)
· Great food & fun vendors!
There are so many fun things to participate in – you won’t know where to start! Even if you don’t have a dog – you’ll have a great time.
Schedule of Events:
- · 11am – Registration begins for all contests
- · Noon - Halloween costume parade begins
- · Noon-230pm – Voting on all contests
- · 245pm – Contest winners announced
- · 415pm – Creative Grooming winner announced
- · 5pm – End of event; see you next year!
The registration fees as well as all other proceeds from the event will benefit Barely Used Pets, Recycled Doggies, Clermont County Animal Shelter, Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Cincinnati SPCA, and other local animal welfare organizations.
Key sponsors are Wyoming Veterinary Clinic, Petsuites and Petco. Other sponsors include Frame USA, International Judges Association, Bark TV, Amanda Evans Photography and Dog Depot. The event is brought to you by the Glendale Harry Whiting Brown Community Center.
The event will take place at the corner of Cole Ave and Washington Ave, Glendale, Ohio, 45246. To register your pup in advance for this event, visit www.spookypooch.com. (You can also register at the event.)