Dog-A-Roo

 

Dog-A-Roo Festival
presented by Memphis Veterinary Specialists

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Festival: 10am-2pm | Race: 12pm

Join us in the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's most pawsome event: Dog-A-Roo! This pup-friendly festival offers a wide range of activities for your furry friend, including a talent + costume contest, rescue parades, the Four-legged 4K Fun Run, gourmet pet treats, pet specialist information sessions and more! 

Admission: $5 donation per car (proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy). Pre-registered Four-legged 4K participants park for free!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am | Talent + Costume Contests Download a registration form here!
10:30am | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demonstration: Lost in the Woods
11am | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demo
12pm | Four-legged 4K + Music by Neon Velvet
12:30pm | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demonstration: Lost in the Woods
1pm | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demo
Time TBA | Trainer Clinics

Ongoing throughout festival: Parade of Rescues, Food Trucks

EVENT AREAS


MEET THE VET
Vet Clinics will lead discussion on a range of topics relating to canine health + wellness.

BOW WOW FUN ZONE | $3 per dog
Dogs will be able to take part in an agility course.

TRAINING + BEHAVIOR AREA | $15 per dog
Positive dog trainers will be hosting interactive games and leading free demonstrations and workshops on obedience and behavior modification. Trainers from Positive Training are offering the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam, a 10-step test certifying your dog as a well-mannered member of society. This test stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and good manners for pets in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.

BOWTIQUES
Make your pet look their best! Local pet-focused businesses will offer information and services services, ranging from mobile grooming and pet boarding to jewelry + pet-friendly baked goods.

MAIN STAGE
Carrie Anderson will emcee Talent + Costume Contest, Parade of Rescues and live music!

FOOD TRUCK RODEO
Grab a bite to eat with great local vendors!

WORKING DOG DEMONSTRATIONS
Shelby County Search + Rescue and other local K-9 units will hold demonstrations throughout the day.

RESCUES + NONPROFITS
Adopt a pet! Local rescues will bring adoptable dogs and provide information on ways to support their work.

 


FOUR-LEGGED 4K FUN RUN/WALK

Run the race that runs The Outback! Join us for the fourth annual Four-Legged 4K on May 13, 2017 at 12pm! This race is pup-friendly, and water stations will be provided throughout the course. Before or after the race, join us at Dog-A-Roo, presented by Memphis Veterinary Specialists, to meet dog-friendly businesses from across the Mid-South. Four-legged 4K participants get free parking at the festival! All proceeds from these events help support The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park at Shelby Farms Park.

One dog per person. All dogs must be on-leash during the Four-Legged 4k Run Walk + Dog-A-Roo Festival.

Pre-registeration (through May 12): $20 Register online here!
Race Day Registration: $25


GET INOVLVED!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

For information about sponsoring this or other exciting Park events, contact Chris Duncan at cduncan@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7250.
 

MARKETING + MEDIA

For marketing + media inquiries, contact Angie Whitfield at awhitfield@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7262.

 

vendors

Contact Natalie Wilson at nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.org.

 

volunteers

Please send an email to volunteer@shelbyfarmspark.org.

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