October is upon us and so are Barktoberfest and Dogtoberfest. Both are featured in the October 15, 3013 issue of Austin Pets Directory and, while they may sound alike, don't be confused. Here's the scoop (or should I say little plastic baggie) on the two...
DOGTOBERFEST benefits eight different rescue groups this year. They are: Austin Dog Rescue, Austin Sheltie Rescue, Central Texas Dachshund Rescue, Gold Ribbon Rescue, Hound Rescue, Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue, Texas Sweeties Dog Rescue and Wee Rescue.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the activities begin at 8 AM with a Dogtober Trot, which will be a 1K stroll around the Domain. Chasing that will be a list of fun activities, including pet portraits, weiner dog races, lots of vendors, a food court and a costume contest with plenty of awwww factor. Rescue pups looking for a forever home will be available for meet-and-greets. For more info, visit www.DogtoberfestAustin.org.
BARKTOBERFEST is a whole different ball of fur. Proceeds for this fest go to support the valiant work of the Central Texas SPCA.
Pupkin activities will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Activities will abound from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. There will be a 3k pledge walk (register online or on site), costume contest, kids activities (including a bounce house), snacks, vendors with freebies and more. Of course, there will be lots of fur friends from the CTSPCA and other rescue groups ready to find forever homes. The Round Rock Police Department will even give a K-9 officer demo. For more info or walk registration, visit www.CentralTexasSPCA.org.
Both events are free!