Dogtoberfest scheduled for Oct. 26


Come to the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Dogtoberfest, an event sponsored by the City of Globe celebrating all things dog! Entry fees are by donation and allow participation in all events. All proceeds will be used to develop the new “K9 Mine” Bark Park behind the Noftsger Hill ball fields.

The event starts with a “Bark in the Park” walk, with both one and two mile options, sponsored by Globe Public Library’s “Walking Club.” At 9:30 a.m., the stage show will begin with a demonstration by the Gila County drug dog, costume contests (e.g. cutest, scariest, best owner/dog duo, etc.), and a demonstration by the Gila County 4H dog agility team. Throughout the event there will be “brain teaser” games for dogs, paw art projects, face painting for kids, a “Bone-Appetite” food zone, booths and dog services, and raffles. The library will have story time for dogs and the High Desert Humane Society will sponsor a dog kissing booth. There will be a paw-rade for all who wish to participate and we’ll finish the morning with small dog races on a track loaned to us by the Town of Miami. Both High Desert Humane Society and the Gila County Animal Control Department will provide dog adoption opportunities.

Well behaved dogs on leashes up to 6’ are welcome and people may bring up to two dogs per person. All participating dogs will receive a Dogtoberfest bandana.

We are grateful for our event sponsors. These include Top Dog Sponsors: Samaritan Veterinary, Chrysocolla Inn, Supervisor Tim Humphrey, Fernando Shipley with State Farm, Western Reprographics, the City of Globe, and Highway 60 Motors. Our FUR-ENDS of the park include Dream Manor Inn and Globe Miami Times. Our PAW-ESOME PARTNERS are Copper Paws Grooming, Katelan Blindauer, Maia Green, and Thea Wilshire. Finally, our CITIZEN CANINE sponsors include Robin Wurst, Copper Miner’s Rest, Guayo’s On the Trail, Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, Tail Waggers, Jumbo Chinese Food, Tara Hawkins, and Kay Ratcliff.

Do you want to be an event sponsor or host a booth (i.e., services and products for dogs)? There’s still time, so please contact Thea Wilshire at [email protected] Your sponsorship will be recognized both at the Dogtoberfest Celebration and on the permanent dog park sponsor sign planned for the new park.

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