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Wonderpaws Festival & Paw Parade 2016

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum will be holding the Wonderpaws Festival in Downtown Rutland. The event will be held event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 on Center Street from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wonderpaws Festival is a community event that provides an opportunity for kids, families and community members to celebrate a day in downtown with their dogs. Also, check out these CBD infused cat treats and dog treats owners use to reduce anxiety levels of their pets with natural solutions.

The festival will feature many kid-friendly and dog-friendly activities and demonstrations. In addition, visitors may explore dog-related vendors and specialists. Participation in the parade, scavenger hunt and raffle are awarded prizes. Check back for more information or visit us on facebook.

The event is free and open to the public. However, all dogs must register to participate in the event.

Event Schedule
9:00 a.m. – Registration begins and pre-registration check-in
9:45 a.m. – Photo with Your Pup or Rut-Ro by b.coy photography
10:00 a.m. – Obedience Demo by 4 Paws Academy
10:30 a.m. – Police K9 Demo by Nicholas Hodgen
11:00 a.m. – Paw Parade begins
11:30 a.m. – Barn Hunt Demo by Peace of Mind Canine VT
12:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
12:15 p.m. – Photo with Your Pup
12:45 p.m. – Raffle Prize winners announced
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activities, Vendors and Exhibitors are open and ready for you to stop by their booth.

A great big thank you to our sponsors!!
Pet Gear Inc. – Presenting Sponsor
The Mountain Times – Media Sponsor
Peace of Mind Canine VT – Silver Paw
Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center – Bronze Paw
Carpenter & Costin – Bronze Paw
Wundrland Pet Lodge
All Points Animal Care
Mac Equipment & Steel Co

Register your dog online today www.WonderfeetKidsMuseum.org/PawParade

REGISTRATION includes participation for dogs and dog owners in the Wonderpaws Festival Paw Parade, a token of appreciation for all participants and a chance to win a judges choice award in several categories including:

Best Pooch Smooch – Slurp slurp slurp. This dog has kissing down to a fine art.
Best Voice – This should ‘speak’ for itself. The judges will be looking for that special howl, bark or musical number.
Best Pet/Owner Look-A-Like – Do you and your pet look similar? Go all out and dress alike for the competition!
Smallest Dog – If your pooch can fit in a purse, you may have this contest in the bag.
Best Dressed – Here’s your chance to let your pet “strut the runway” in his or her favorite outfit.
Most Entertaining – Tricks!
Wildest Wag – This dog wags its entire body!
Best smile – Does your dog grin, laugh, or smile from ear to ear? Showing all your canine teeth isn’t always a bad idea
Longest Tail – We might even have to break out the measuring tape for this one.
Shortest Legs – The seven dwarfs had nothing on this dog!
Most Mysterious Heritage – How many dogs may have contributed to your pet’s mix? A lab, spaniel, shepherd-oodle, bulldog?
Most Glamorous – Your dog can’t get enough of doggy bling.
Best Dog Float – (cart, wagon, non-motorized)

RAFFLE: Purchase tickets and participate in the raffle for these great pet-related prizes. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.

The Other Door Steel Crate 36”
Soft Sided Crate 30”
Free Standing Pet Ramp
Happy Trails Pet Stroller
NV No Zip Pet Stroller
Designer Pet Cot
Soft Sided Pet Pen 29”
Soft Sided Pet Pen 36”
Pet Stair 2 Step
Pet Stair 3 Step

The raffle is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor Pet Gear Inc

PARADE: Starts at 11am

DEMONSTRATIONS: In addition to obedience demos, Peace of Mind Canine will be doing a Barn Hunt! Their pups will hunt for and find a surprise waiting in a plastic tube hidden within hay bales. To learn more about Burn Hunts visit https://barnhunt.com/about_bh.html

Calling all volunteers! Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum Wonderpaws Festival is looking for energetic volunteers help make this event a success. It will be an unforgettable experience. So, join us!

The Wonderpaw Festival fundraiser will directly benefit Wonderfeet for capital projects and the community with educational programs. Wonderfeet encourages children to appreciate their role in local and global communities by creating a dynamic environment which fosters curiosity and exploration, inspires creativity and engages the imagination through play.

For more information call 282-2678 or email [email protected]

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