Special Guest NH Fish & Game Officer Robert Mancini and his K9 Ruger, currently starring on Animal Planet's North Woods Law: New Hampshire will be on hand to give a demonstration!
Registration opens at 9am. Dog Walkers Pre-Register NOW for only $10! Registration the day of the event will be $15. Admission is FREE to all community members without a dog. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
9am - 9:45am: Dog Costume Contest Judging, by Mayor Ed Engler, Wes & Pat Anderson.
Dog Costume Contest Awards at 9:45 am (Prizes generously donated by Laconia Pet Center).
Blessing of the Animals at 9:55am with Rev, Judith Wright, UUSL.
CO Mancini & K9 Ruger Demonstration at 10am, including evidence detection; fish & wildlife detection; obedience, and; scent discrimination trailing/tracking.
Dog Agility Course available from 10am - 11am, run by Kelly Arbogast of Doggonit Training - put your best friend to the test.
10:45am - Pet Parade/Community Walk on the WOW Trail, lead by Sheriff Mike Moyer.
A chance to win a new children's 20" Trek bicycle, generously donated by Rhino, and a $25 bicycle tune up, donated by MC Cycle - winner drawn at 11:30am!
Food trucks and other vendors will be open from 9am until Noon. Enjoy a doggy kissing booth, photo stations, music and canine socializing!
All proceeds of the Bow Wow Fest benefit the NH Humane Society.
Vendors Include: The Four Paws Inn, Homeward Bound Dog Walking, Miss Ellen's Cupcakes, My Coffee House, Doggonit Training, Off Leash K9, HerbaLife; and Food by Sharky's Grill, and hot dogs donated by T-Bones and Cactus Jack's, popcorn and drinks.
Questions? Contact Lissa Mascio, NHHS Development Director, at 524-8236 ext. 309 or
, or Ann Saltmarsh, Laconia DPW at 528-6379 ext. 300