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Paws in the Park April 21


Last updated 3/15/2007 at Noon

The Fallbrook Healthcare Foundation is getting ready to host its second annual Paws in the Park event Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Park. One of the committee’s goals is to make this year’s dog show even bigger and better than the first. “Last year’s event drew about 200 people and more than 100 dogs. It would be fantastic if we could double the numbers this year,” said Jack Rockwell, Healthcare Foundation board member and Paws in the Park chairperson.

The community is invited to browse vendor and information booths, watch demonstrations and participate in the dog show events, where prizes will be awarded to canine competitors in numerous categories. Events will include: Cutest Puppy, Smallest/Biggest Dog, Prettiest Female, Most Handsome Male, So Ugly You’re Cute, Fastest Tail Wag, Best Trick and Owner Look-Alike (natural resemblance – no costumes). Awards will be presented throughout the day following each event. Fallbrook’s Honorary Mayor, Rhonda Reinke, and the newly crowned Miss Fallbrook will be on hand to present the Best of Show award at the conclusion of the day.

Registration is required for the dog show and participants must be over the age of 18. The registration process and collection of fees will begin at 9:00 a.m. the day of the show. Cost is only $3 per event. To pre-register, pet owners may call the Healthcare Foundation office at (760) 723-7570 or visit http://www.fallbrookhealth and click on the Paws in the Park link.

Those interested in participating as sponsors or vendors during Paws in the Park are encouraged to call the Fallbrook Healthcare Foundation at the phone number listed above. Proceeds from the fair will be used to support the Healthcare Foundation’s three core programs: the well-known Care Van, Care Advocacy and Fallbrook Adult Day Care Center.

In order to ensure that a good time is had by all, pet owners are asked to abide by the following guidelines:

• Dogs are the only type of animal friends allowed at the event.

• Dogs must be leashed at all times and kept under control, have current vaccinations – including rabies – and be sociable with other dogs and people.

• Participants are asked to come prepared to clean up after their dogs. (Pooper-scooper bags will be provided.)

• Keep female dogs in heat at home.


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