We are all about dogs here in Washington State -lots of super-dog friendly hotels, off-leash parks galore and lots of places that let dogs inside. In addition, we celebrate dogs with fairs and festivals just for them.
Over the weekend I went to Dog Daze & Feline Fantasies in Kent Station shopping center in Kent. Way more canines than felines attended the event. Trainers, dog food companies and even the Missing Pet Partnership had booths and handed out information, treats or just let you get a dog fix by petting theirs if you didn’t bring one with you.
Dogs paraded in costume and showed off their obedience, agility and scent-detection skills. Fun was had by all and visiting dogs went home tired, which is the best way to keep them well-behaved, by the way.
Even though Dog Daze has past, there are plenty more dog-centered events coming up in Western Washington. Perhaps you and your dog will find one here that’s perfect for you.
All events are subject to change or cancellation. I recommend calling first to confirm and making advance reservations whenever possible.
October 3: Walk for Hope in Magnuson Park, Seattle. http://tiny.cc/s7b7o
October 10: Northwest Wiener Races, Puyallup. www.wienerraces.com
Volunteer Orientation for Missing Pet Partnership; find out how you can help find lost pets, Kent Senior Center. www.missingpetpartnership.org/seattle-events.php
October 23: Woof Woof Walk in Spanaway Park, Spanaway. http://tiny.cc/8c3je
October 24: Pug-o-War, Pugs in costume, Seattle. http://seattlepugs.com/events.html
Dawg Dash, Husky Stadium in Seattle. http://www.promotionevents.com/dawgdash/
November 13: Toasts for Tales, Thurston County Fairgrounds. www.concernforanimals.com
November 14: Barksgiving at Dining Dog Café & Bakery in Edmonds. http://tiny.cc/9p9le