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Pet of the Week: Bogey
Think loving caring thoughts of your dog this weekend, and maybe take him to the country for an excursion? This Sunday afternoon, the nineteenth of September, will be the afternoon for the 15th Annual Bark in the Park, hosted by the Elmore County Humane Society, and all donations, fees and profits go back to the shelter for the animals.
This affair is organized by Shelter Director Rea Cord and is held at Fort Toulouse historical site in Wetumpka, with entrance fee of $5 for all over 13 years old. Dogs you bring get in free and must wear a current tag as proof of rabies vaccination.
Things start right away at 1 p.m., and you’ll want to arrive at the park to enjoy it all before 12:20 p.m. so you can scope things out and know where the exhibition and competitions take place. You can stay all afternoon, or at least until 4 p.m.
Festivities at the park begin right at 1 p.m., with the Eclectic Police Narcotics K-9 Unit. They will be showing just what a talented smart dog can be trained to do and how it saves lives in an enjoyable and exciting program.
Microchipping is available from a local veterinary college from 1:30-3:30. Shelter T-shirts will be on sale for $15, as well as delectable baked goods, plus a silent auction with all sorts of treasures (I am told). One specialty item is a handmade lap quilt of B. & W. Cat design. You can pay with cash, check, credit or debit card.
There will also be a doggy parade, during which secret judging will be done. Prizes for biggest/smallest, best costumed and more. Just prior to the doggy parade the Blessing of the Pets will be between 2-2:15 p.m.
The featured Pet of the Week at the shelter is Bogey, a 4-month-old male, and should be in the 50 pound range when he’s fully grown. Bogey has a look-alike brother and had to be treated for parvo while staying in a foster home. He has a lovely blended coat, such a handsome boy, and gets along with small, medium and large dogs and makes a real cuddle buddy, is doggy-door trained and potty pad trained. Bogey hopes to find his loving forever family very soon.
Adoption of dogs is still $100, and COVID-19 regulations stay in force. Just complete a form, make the appointment and visit as many at that time that you fancy. Please think about Bogey as your new pet. He already has a great name; it suits him so well.
Until next time,
The Dog Lover