This Saturday: Great day to own (or be) a dog

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair

It’s hard to own a dog in New York. Finding an apartment that allows you to bring your canine friend can be difficult, particularly if you have a larger dog. Then of course there’s following your dog around with a bag when you walk them. Saturday will be no different… as far as the bag goes. But this Saturday the city will give back to those who are faithful to man’s best friend by throwing the “My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair.”

Ok, ok, they probably could have spent a little more time on the title, but it seems the event itself will be pretty spectacular:

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair
Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park at 72nd Street)
Saturday, September 24, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (weather permitting; no rain date.)

Mark your calendars, and don’t forget to bring Sparky (on leash, please)! Central Park Paws, a program of the Central Park Conservancy, invites dogs and owners of all ages to celebrate Central Park’s vibrant dog community and promote responsible stewardship of the Park at our 9th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair. This free event features:

…THE BEST IN PARK DOG SHOW under the direction of David Muriello of Bisquits & Bath. Dogs and owners who show good dog behavior in three preliminary rounds throughout the day will compete for the title of 2011 Best in Park Dog at 2:30 pm,

…GAMES AND CONTESTS hosted by emcee Jeremy Johnson on the Bandshell stage where dogs can “strut their stuff,”

…CELEBRITY JUDGES, including:
Prince Lorenzo Borghese, animal advocate, star of the reality TV series THE BACHELOR, founder/President of Royal Treatment Italian Pet Spa products
Karen Biehl, star of NYC Life’s reality series “Doggie Moms,” owner of Eli the Celebrity Chihuahua, committee member of NYC 4 ACC, supporter of animal charities and events
Wendy Diamond, pet lifestyle guru, media personality, and founder/editor of ANIMAL FAIR magazine
Julia Szabo, a.k.a. Pet Reporter, the author of six books and the daily “Living With Dogs” column for dogster.com

…A TOP TIPS TENT, where experts will offer demonstrations and advice on a range of topics,

…AN AGILITY COURSE, GIVEAWAYS, CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTING, MICROCHIPPING, AND MORE!

Lend us a hand on event day! Learn how to volunteer here.

Learn more about dogs in Central Park here.

No advance registration. For more information, call 212-360-1461.

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This coming Wednesday, dog lovers can meet special guest stars of the TV reality show “Doggie Moms” at Tavern on the Green (67th Street off Central Park West) from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (weather permitting). The show follows a group of New York City women whose lives revolve around their dogs – doggie dates, birthday parties, weddings, meet-ups, pageants, fashion shows, costume contests, fundraisers, you name it. These doggie moms are tenacious about ensuring the best for their babies, pinning all of their hopes and dreams on their four-legged, furry “children.” NYC Media will be present to issue prizes for the best dressed canine and the most decorated leash. Don’t forget to grab some Turkish tacos, dumplings or gourmet ice cream from the food trucks in Tavern’s courtyard if you get hungry.

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