Saturday, July 7, 2012

The 4th Annual Dog Day of Summer

Hot off the press, here are the details for an upcoming event... 
I'll see you Downtown!

The 4th Annual Dog Day of Summer
On August 4th, dogs and their people will take to the streets of downtown Siloam Springs! The 4th Annual Dog Day of Summer, hosted by Main Street Siloam Springs, will welcome special guest emcee Brad Reed, host of Fox News Edge, for a day of dog contests, a dog parade down historic Broadway Street, pet-themed vendors, concessions, and more!  

Last year’s event drew an estimated 300 participants, with over 35 dog contest registrants. “Monster”, a hairless Chihuahua breed, won the Ugliest Dog contest for the 3rd year in a row!

Participation in the parade and attendance at the park is free. To participate in contests, pet owners can pre-register for $10/first dog, and $8/each additional dog, by picking up an application at the locations listed below*, or by downloading the form online. Day-of registration will begin at 9:00am in Twin Springs Park for $12/first dog, and $8/ additional dogs.

The parade, beginning at 9:30am, will start and end in Twin Springs Park after winding up and down historic Broadway Street.

Dog Contests this year will include:
  • Cutest Dog
  • Cutest Puppy
  • Pet/Owner Lookalike
  • Best Dog Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Best All-Around

At the event, vendors will offer dog apparel for sale, treats for dogs and people, information about local dog services, and a raffle. All participants will receive Main Street’s 2012 Retail Coupon to encourage business downtown.  The event will also spotlight Tailwaggers, a local animal adoption advocacy group that highlights the need to spay/neuter pets. Dogs available for adoption will also participate in the event.

*Contest Registration forms are available at the following locations:
  • Curves Fitness for Women
  • Pink Poodle
  • Speckled Pup Center
  • Books on Broadway
  • Siloam Springs Public Library
  • The Café on Broadway
  • Siloam Springs Veterinary Clinic
  • Main Street Siloam Springs Office

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