Shepherdstown’s 4th-Annual DogFest
This event posted by: orock
Saturday, April 28, 2018 thru Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
in front of the Town Hall on N. King Street—between German and High Streets
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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The dog days of spring will bloom when the Shepherdstown Visitors Center presents DogFest on Saturday, April 28, from 10am-4pm, and Sunday, April 29, from 11am-4pm. Exhibitors will be on North King Street, and several exciting events will take place on the grounds of Shepherd University.
As always, DogFest will bring together all-breed rescue organizations, dog shelters, and breed-specific rescues drawn from five states and Washington, D.C. Many of those organizations will bring adoptable dogs with them. Visitors will be encouraged to meet the dogs, and to learn about their personalities, their grooming and other needs, and the process of adoption.
Border collies return to the campus “Midway” on Sunday, where they will display their uncanny skills controlling sheep. Working, service, morale, and assistance dogs of all sorts will be among DogFest exhibitors. For the first time, Paws of Honor, a non-profit providing medical care for retired military and law enforcement dogs will join the event. Shepherdstown Police Department’s own canine officer, Apollo, will also make an appearance.
DogFest sponsor Greensburg Bed and Biscuit will be on the street with obedience and trick demonstrations, as well as information about their boarding, grooming, and training programs. This year, Greensburg will also conduct free “Help!” behavioral and obedience clinics to help visitors whose dogs are not quite perfect.
Two Rivers Treads joins DogFest as a sponsor for the first time. At 9am on Saturday, they will kick everything off with a pre-Fest Fun Run of one mile for kids and their dogs, and two miles for adults and dogs. TRT will install a small obstacle course on the Midway as a part of the Run, and leave it there throughout Saturday for a do-it-yourself agility course for visitors and exhibitors alike.
Dog-centered vendors will be on hand with fine and hand-made products—from pet photography to dog clothes to healthful pet treats, and more. As always, there will be a Blessing of the Dogs each day, and the Fest will close with a Community Dog Show.
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