Posted by: twodogtales | March 9, 2014

Review: Maryland DogFest

Even with a significant drop in temperature and lots more wind than yesterday, the Maryland DogFest drew a good crowd on Sunday, March 9. Held at the Charles County Fairgrounds, the demonstrations and acts were outdoors and the booths were inside non-heated buildings, so attendees pretty much had to stay bundled up.

This sweet little guy, up for adoption from Sleepy’s Dream Pit Bull Rescue, kept warm and caught some shut-eye while guarding the booth’s stock of t-shirts at the same time!IMG_3875

Other pups kept warm wrapped in their owner’s coats while their owner shivered in short sleeves.

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There were about 20 different rescue groups in the adoption zone. Chatham donned a special vest, keeping warm and collecting donations for GRREAT.

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Many of the adoption booths had puppies needing forever homes, which were very popular with the kids.

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The acts were entertaining, especially Mutts Gone Nuts, who performed a vaudeville-style comedy act with about a half dozen dogs, all of whom were rescues. And the Jersey Disc Devils ranged in age from a two-year-old in training to a 10-year-old veteran.

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It took about an hour to drive out there from D.C., but the event was well worth it. And as usually happens when you venture into unknown territory, I discovered an awesome barbeque place on the drive home, Texas BBQ & Ribs. It’s on Route 301 just south of La Plata, and the ribs were fall-off-the-bone, the corn bread was fresh and sweet and I don’t know what they did to the mac & cheese, but it worked!

Here’s one more unforgettable face from Sleepy’s Pit Bull Rescue:

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  1. Thanks for including is!!!


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