10th Annual Dog Walk, Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest
Dog Walk with Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest to Benefit Homeless Animals in Warwick
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host its 10th Annual Dog Walk with Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Avenue, Warwick, RI from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. All proceeds will benefit the homeless cats and dogs waiting for adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter.
A $10 donation includes an individual blessing for each animal by Deacon John Baker of St. Catherine’s Parish and a colorful pet bandana. Enjoy a scenic 2.75 mile walk around Warwick City Park with your dog. A shorter walk is also available. All restrained animals are welcome for a blessing, but only dogs are allowed on the walk.
Registration starts at 10:30 AM and the Dog Walk starts at 11:30 AM. Individual blessings will continue to be performed until 12 PM by Deacon Baker.
Water for the animals and dog waste bags will be provided. Humans will enjoy fresh Starbucks coffee and Buono’s Bakery pastry.
With a donation of a case of wet (pate) cat food or wet dog food or a bag of Purina One Dry Dog Food (minimum 16 pound bag, no Purina Dog Chow or other dry food brands), attendees’ dogs receive a free on-site portrait session by professional photographer Sandra King and Marianne Guarnieri from White Dog Studios www.sandiking.com
Adoptable dogs from the Warwick Animal Shelter will be present to meet, greet and kick off the dog walk. This day is probably the most fun for our shelter dogs while waiting for their forever home as they get to spend the whole day at the park!
Music provided by Lou Pazienza. Stay for a judged Costumed Dog Contest with prizes at 12:30 PM.
All animals must wear a collar and identification tag. Proof of rabies vaccination is required with a current rabies tag or a veterinarian’s rabies certificate for every dog, cat or ferret.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Cats, ferrets, rats, birds, etc must be in a proper, secure carrier or securely harnessed and leashed. Retractable or Flexi leashes are not allowed – please bring a 6’ leash.
Aggressive dogs, any dog under 4 months old or in any stage of heat will not be allowed to participate.
For more information, please call 401-467-2692, visit Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter's page at http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheWarwickAnimalShelter and Warwick Animal Shelter’s page at http://www.facebook.com/WarwickAnimalShelter