You and your pooch are invited to the 6th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza dog event on Saturday at Strawberry Fields Park.
"At Poochapalooza, it's all about the dogs," says Leslie Buell, M-DOG President and Poochapalooza founder, who was inspired to start the event by her own adopted pup, Lucky Puppy, a Patterdale Terrier.
Poochapalooza features plenty of competitions, activities and demonstrations to enable dogs to try their paws at something new. These include dancing dogs, Flyball, wacky pet contests, doggy pie-eating contests, canine good citizen testing, nail clipping, scent demonstrations and live music.
Also, more than four dozen pet-related vendors will be on site.
Dogs with a hidden talent can enter fun "Best in Show" contests like Best Kisser, Best Voice, Wackiest Pet Trick, and Pooch Pie-Eating Contests. Contest donation cost is $5 for one contest, or $10 for unlimited contests (excluding the Pooch Pie-Eating Contest, which is $10.) Winning dogs will receive a special ribbon, goodies and the adoration from spectators. Visit the Poochapalooza website at http://poochapalooza.org for forms and schedule.
The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Strawberry Fields Park, 6100 152nd St. NE in Marysville. A $5 suggested donation to enter includes "wag bags" to the first 400 visitors, with all proceeds supporting the off-leash park maintained by M-DOG.