DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA 2015 PETWALK

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Activities

Have fun with your dog!  Every dog is a winner and your dog will win prizes just for trying our fun activities.  There are activities taking place throughout the day beginning at 11:00 am until closing at 3:00 pm.  With a paid registration, each dog will receive a Puppy Pass to the games and activities happening at Petwalk.  The Petwalk Puppy Pass allows you and your dog to participate in all contests and interactive games, join us on the Walk at 1:30 pm and enjoy various demonstrations throughout the day.  Without a Puppy Pass or Pack Pass, games are $5 each.

Don’t forget the Poop Raffle!  Scoop the poop (clean up after your dog) and bring your poop bag to the drop off spot at the ‘My Dog Can Do That’ tent and receive a raffle ticket.  Drawings occur every 15 minutes.  Poop bags are available at the Registration Tent and at the Poop Raffle Tent.

Stop by the Dutchess County SPCA tent and show your dog’s  artistic side with a paw painting.  Using non-toxic, washable paints, create a beautiful print of your dog’s paw for a $5 donation.  Turn a series of prints into a flower for only $10.

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INTERACTIVE GAMES

Puppy Playground is for dogs of all ages – take your dog on a run through our playground of steps, ramps and bridges.

Is your dog smarter than a 5th grader?  Try out the various interactive tests and see!

Spin the wheel and challenge your dog to complete the trick that it lands on.

Ahoy, mateys!  Your dog will enjoy a mini-agility course as they go through the tunnel of terror, over the bridge and end up at the treasure chest

Calling all dogs – can  you catch 3 tennis balls in a row?  Succeed and win a prize (you win a prize if you catch a ball or not)!

Rally-O goes to the races.  Obey the traffic signals and your dog will reach the finish line in record time.

Our illustrious seer can see your dog’s future by reading their paw.  Stop by and see what the future holds.

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CONTESTS

Let your Dog’s Inner American Idol out as they sing, howl or bark along.

Our judges will select the best-matching dog and owner. Costumes are encouraged.

May the best tail win.

Bring your dog’s favorite treat and show off that wiggle.

Your pet’s costume should be comfortable for him or her and safe for all the dogs at Petwalk.

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ASK A VET

Joining us this year is Dr. Cheryl McFee from Countryside Animal Hospital, 2485 Route 9G, Staatsburg, NY.  Stop by the DCSPCA Tent with your questions.

Dr. Cheryl McFee has been a member of the veterinary team at Countryside Animal Hospital since 2007. She has two undergraduate degrees, one from SUNY Delhi (1980) and one from SUNY Binghamton (1986). She attended the veterinary school at Cornell University, earning her DVM degree in 1990. Previously, she practiced veterinary medicine at Pawling Animal Clinic, as well as animal hospitals in Middletown and Wurtsboro, New York. She has a special interest in rabbit and guinea pig medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. McFee enjoys activities such as horseback riding, downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, and biking. She keeps busy with her sons and is involved in Boy Scouts. Her menagerie of pets includes an Australian Shepherd, 2 horses, 2 cats and 13 chickens.

Check back for demonstration times.

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DEMONSTRATIONS

Check back for demonstration times.

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PAW RAFFLE

Visit the Dutchess County  SPCA’s Paw Raffle Booth for a chance at some awesome prizes.  Shake the bin, pick a paw and win the prize that matches the number you draw.  Paws are $2 each / 3 for $5.  All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Dutchess County.

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MICROCHIPS

The Dutchess County SPCA booth is offering microchips for your dog ($35.00).  We  understand how frightening it can be when a beloved pet is missing. So many animals are brought to our shelter and are listed as strays because they aren’t wearing a collar with tags. They may never have had one, or the collar may have come off. Either way, without identification, we can’t locate the owner and return the animal to it’s rightful home, so we often spend a lot of time finding a new home for an animal that may already have one. And you run the risk of never seeing your beloved pet again.

As the saying goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, always make sure that your pet has some form of identification. Name tags, tattoo, or microchipping all dramatically increase the chances of pet being returned to you if it becomes lost.