Posted by: twodogtales | October 13, 2010

Fall fun Oct. 16

K-9 Krawl

Sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Department, the 4th annual K-9 Krawl is in parking lot C at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, Oct. 16. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of this free event is to increase awareness of the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. 

There will be goodie bags, raffles, domestic violence educational information, McGruff the Crime Dog, and the Fairfax County Police Dept. K-9 Unit. 

McLean Pet Expo

Saturday, Oct. 16, the McLean Pet Expo at Lewinsville Park features the Howl’oween Pooch Parade and Costume Contest. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be attractions including the Greatest American Dog “The Amazing Leroy,” frisbee dogs, LA Express DJ and for the two-legged kids, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carousel, and a moon bounce sponsored by A Dog’s Day Out.

The costume contest, sponsored by Dogtopia, will be judged by a panel of celebrity dogs and their trainers, with prizes awarded for categories including Funniest, Most Adorable, Most Creative, Best Couple and Scariest. There will also be booths with animal rescue organizations, and nutrition, supply, veterinary services, care and training vendors. 

Admission is free. Lewinsville Park is at 1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va.

MCSPCA 21st Annual Dog Walk and Pet Fair

Topper Shutt, chief meterologist of television station WUSA channel 9, hosts the Montgomery County SPCA 21st Annual Dog Walk and Pet Fair on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Avenel Local Park in Potomac, Md.

The one mile walk through scenic Potomac begins at 10:30 a.m., with registration from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The registration fee is $35 per adult, $15 for kids 6 to 16, kids under 6 and dogs are free; $5 more for onsite registration. Walkers receive a t-shirt and bandana. All proceeds go to the MCSPCA’s spay/neuter, adoption, foster, abandoned and abused animal programs.  

The pet fair will have contests, fun activities, obedience training demonstrations and pet portraits. Avenel Park is at 10051 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac, Md.





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