For many, their dogs are more than pets: they are important family members. This Saturday owners and their four legged buddies can spend the day together at Poochapalooza, Snohomish County's largest dog event.
Now in its 8th year, this outdoor affair offers live music along with a variety of activities including contests, canine games, rescues runway fashion show, wiener dog races, food, and much more!
July 12, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
$5 suggested donation ~ includes a doggy goody bag for the first 500 visitors
Strawberry Fields Athletic Park
6100 152nd St. NE
Poochapalooza activities for the two-legged family members ~
Dozens of pet vendors to check out
Wiener dog races
Dog demonstrators with new ways to keep Fido active
Raffles for great prizes / baskets
Fashions show with all the newest in canine wear with adoptable dogs walking the runway, all looking for forever homes. The available rescue dogs come from Bulldog Haven NW, Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA), Homeward Pet Adoption Center, NOAH Animal Shelter, Old Dog Haven and Seattle Pug Rescue.
Poochapalooza activities for the four-legged family members ~
Fashions show with all the newest in canine wear (noon)
Flying disc tournament
Canine good citizen testing
Dog dessert dash
Best of show contests:
$5 entry fees with top finishers receiving blue ribbons, and each contestant receiving a gift certificate to dine at the Dining Dog Cafe
10:30 a.m. Best Costume I
10:30 a.m. Best Voice
10:30 a.m. Best Kisser
Noon Pie Eating ~ Small dogs and Large dogs
2:45 p.m. Best Costume II
2:45 p.m. Highest Jumper
2:45 p.m. Wackiest Pet Trick
2:45 p.m. Smallest Dog
2:45 p.m. Largest Dog
2:45 p.m. Cutest Ugly Dog
Poochapalooza is hosted by the volunteer group Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG), that maintains Marysville's Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park.