March Pet Events

This weekend there are many pet events scheduled around the country for you and your best buddy to participate in and have a fun filled day. Many of the admission prices go to helping rescue organizations, pet shelters, humane societies, and other animal welfare groups. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, March 2-4, 2012, check out one of these events if you’re near by.

Mardi Growl is taking place in Knoxville, TN at Market Square downtown on March 3, 2012 starting at 9am. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 on the day. It’s the fifth annual Mardi Growl and it is the largest pet parade and festival in Knoxville. There are almost 1000 dogs and their human friends that march and spend the day playing, participating in contests, and hanging out. The parade begins downtown at the Petsafe Dog Park at the corner of Central Ave and Summit Hill. There will be multiple animal rescue groups, pet organizations, and vendors at Market Square. The money raised will benefit the Young-Williams Animal Center.

For more information, visit the Young-Williams Animal Center website.

If you’re in or near Scottsdale, AZ this weekend head to the 3rd Annual Dogathon being held downtown at the Waterfront and Southbridge on March 3, 2012. Dogathon was started as a social and charitable event where dogs can gather and participate in games, contests, and raise awareness for animals that need homes and other causes. There will be games such as putting for pooches (golf game), spa sessions, dog (big group of dog yoga), and different classes where you can learn some new tips and tricks. There are also awards that will be given out for the Best of Show, Best Fashion, Best of Breed, and Amazing Dog Trick. All the money raised will be donated to the ASPCA.

For more information please visit their website.

Raw Food Seminar will be held on March 3, 2012 from 9am to 4pm in Otsego, MN. Admission is $79 and it is an all day educational event about myths, facts, and what best practices we can use when feeding our dogs raw food. Lee Olson, who holds a PhD in Natural Nutrition, will be present and discuss canine digestion and what nutritional supplements can be added to ensure a balanced and healthy diet. She has written several articles regarding best diets for dogs and will discuss myths of what foods are safe for dogs and aren’t, what types of bones can be given to your dog, and what diets can help with bone problems, skin problems, and cancer. The seminar will take place at Dogue Spot which is located at 5600 Queens Ave NE in Suite 200.

For more information please call 763-425-7768.

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