Hundreds of dogs are anticipated to attend Dogfest 2012.
They’ll bring their owners, of course, as well as other dog lovers, families
and interested spectators. On Saturday, September 8, the second annual Dogfest
celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arise Church Community
Dog Park, located at 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. in Pinckney, Michigan. The gate
opens at 9:45 a.m. Admission is $10 per car or $5 per car with an on-site
donation of dog food to the Gleaner’s Pet Pantry of Livingston County. The rain
date is September 22. If the event is to be re-scheduled due to weather, it
will be posted by 8:00 a.m. the morning of the event on www.pinckneydogfest.com.
In 2010, Arise Church created a 1.7 acre dog park on
their rural 20 acres for the community to use free of charge. Last year they
expanded the idea of dogs and owners gathering to have a good time and the
result was Dogfest 2011. This year, they’ve added even more fun events – dogs
on parade in costume, singing dogs, dog contests and the signature show, the Disc
Dogs of Michigan, which will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and is an
amazing display of canine agility and entertainment.
Dogfest 2012 is family friendly, featuring face
painting, a doghouse bounce and kid’s games. Lunch is available at the Doghouse
Café on site. Attendees can watch a variety of dog breeds playing together in
the dog park. Dog owners can try out the dog triathlon course and contest with
their dogs. Live music will be featured and dog themed vendor booths will be
located in a Doggie Mall, along with free giveaways, while they last. Assorted dog-related
demonstrations and speakers will also be part of the fun.
Proceeds from Dogfest 2012 will go entirely to
support future improvements to the Arise Church Community Dog Park or future
Dogfest events. Please note that Arise
Church and its grounds are smoke and alcohol free. All dogs must be on a 6 foot
or shorter leash. Rules of the dog park are posted on-site and are also located
Only non-aggressive dogs, toward both other dogs and people, may attend. For
more details and a schedule of events, please visit www.pinckneydogfest.com
or contact event coordinator Karen Vaden at firstname.lastname@example.org. ##