Bark Day set for Sept. 17
Friends of MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission) and ROMP (Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks) will host the seventh annual Washington Bark Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities include dog-friendly games and contests, raffle prizes and multiple vendors, including nail trims. Plus, lure coursing will be provided by Elmbrook Humane Society.
Demonstrations and talks will be given by the Milwaukee County Sheriff K9 Unit, Jen Digate of Wild Canine dog training, Battle Against Dogfighting, Agility Possibilities Confidence Course and Workshop and more.
Friends of MADACC and other local rescue groups will also feature adoptable dogs. Food and beverages will be available.
Admission for Bark Day is $5 per dog and includes a "doggy" bag. Register to attend in advance here and receive one entry into a raffle for a special prize that includes a 2012 dog park permit. Bring an item from the MADACC wish list on the day of the event and also be entered be entered into the raffle. View the wish list here.
New this year is a one-mile dog walk around the Washington Park lagoon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Walkers are encouraged to gather pledge donations. Walkers who raise $25 or more receive a unique Bark Day dog bandanna. Download the pledge form here.
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