April 24, 2014

Strut Your Mutt Sunday

Submitted by event organizers

— This Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dalton Green you can “Strut Your Mutt.”

This annual fundraiser of the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia helps to care for the many homeless adoptable cats and dogs in our community, to educate and bring awareness to humans on proper care and treatment of animals as well as spay/neuter programs.

There is no charge and you do not need a “mutt” to come mingle, observe and enjoy the event. You can always Rent-A-Rover for a donation and help give our foster “mutts” a fun afternoon.

The entry fee, which includes the Strut walk, all contests your canine wishes to enter, T-shirt and a goody bag is $30. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa or money orders.

Entrants must show proof of dog’s current vaccinations (rabies tag), no dogs in heat or aggressive dogs will be allowed, dogs must be at least six months old and dogs must be kept on leashes at all times, except during certain contests. No retractable leashes please, for safety reasons.

The Strut walk will parade from Dalton Green through town returning to the Green. Contests will be judged with first, second and third places awarded for Best Dressed, Best Kisser, K-9 Musical Sit, Smallest Dog, Largest Dog, Most Talented and Wagginist Tail.

Vendors/merchants from throughout our community will be set up, concessions will be available, raffles and a silent auction of many great items/services will be offered.

At Central Bark activities will be ongoing throughout the day, such as Bone Toss, Bobbing for Burgers, Gummy Worm Hunt, a (Dog) Cake Walk, face painting and a pie toss.

The rain date will be Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m..