Sponsored by Seneca Siberian Husky Club, AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in dogs, who is thinking about adopting a dog or currently has a dog.
Some attractions include demonstrations of pet sports such as sled dog demonstrations, Agility & Rally, Therapy Dog, Junior (ages 9-17) Dog Handling, Dog Obedience and Lure Course demonstrations. Hands-on-learning & activities including AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing (between 1-3), Nail Trims, Nail Painting & Temporary Dog "Tattoos", dog pond, try the Lure Course & Agility Course and Costume Contests. To schedule your CGC Testing contact Leighthouse Kennels. Enter the Costume Contest by contacting Paula DeFranco-Cantatore (see the entry form to the right). On site booths with Animal Behavioralist, Vetrinarian, Pet Product Services & Vendors, Dog-related crafts and kids' activities (including a coloring contest!). There will be a 50/50 drawing, Free Door Prize drawings & Raffle drawings.
There will also be various rescue groups on site to give more information about rescues and adoptions. Some dogs waiting for adoption will be in attendance.
Come watch the Meet the Breeds Parade & learn about the personalities of the different breeds so you can make an educated decision before you adopt a dog. Hopefully this will help keep dogs out of shelters and rescues. To participate in the parade with your dog, contact Paula DeFranco-Cantatore (see the entry form to the right).
The Lion's Club will be serving snacks, beverages & lunch foods.
“I had the best time today! Got to meet lots of furry friends...”
In 2010, Amy Merrill, with the help of Monroe County Legistlator, Mike Rockow, obtained a proclamation naming September Responsible Dog Ownership Month in Monroe County, NY. The Sweden Town Board followed suit by issuing a proclamation in the Town of Sweden.
Event to be held at the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Rd S, Brockport, NY 14420. Look for the electronic sign by Aldi's. Turn West at the road & head up the hill!