Fundraiser to raise money for pet agility equipment

(MIAMI, October 17, 2011) – The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade will host a fundraiser to raise money for pet agility equipment at East Greynolds Dog Park. The fundraiser will take place during the upcoming Barktoberfest on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at East Greynolds Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd, in North Miami. Pet Supermarket, the Premier Partner for Miami-Dade Dog Parks, will match all monies raised during the event.
Barktoberfest will feature lots of great activities for dogs and their owners, as well as food vendors, pet supplies and informational booths. The first 50 guests will receive a gift bag, courtesy of Pet Supermarket, the Premier Partner of Miami-Dade Dog Parks. Admission and parking are free.

Activities include a doggie "Howl-o-ween” costume contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Pet Supermarket; and a "Best Tricks contest" for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Canine Counselors. Judging the contests will be Miami-Dade County District 4 Commissioner Sally Heyman, officials from Pet Supermarket, and Canine Counselors.

Barktoberfest will also feature photo opportunities for you and your dog by professional Miami photographer Robert Sullivan who will host a photo booth with a seasonal background for a beautiful portrait just in time for the holidays. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the photos will benefit the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. Recognized dog training experts, Canine Counselors, will provide obedience training demonstrations and conduct the Best Tricks contest.

Pet Supermarket became the Premier Partner of Miami-Dade Dog Parks in December of 2010 and has hosted several events at County dog parks throughout the year. The next event will be Bark-a-Pawlooza on Saturday, Nov. 5, at West Kendall District Dog Park. Their invaluable partnership has helped enhance all five of Miami-Dade Parks’ dog parks.

The Northeast Regional Dog Park at East Greynolds Park, very popular among dog owners in the area, is 1.76 acres and is divided into two sections, one for small dogs and another for larger dogs. The two sections feature fencing, landscaping, walkways, shade structures, site furniture, hosing stations, water fountains for both pets and owners, and “Mutt Mitts” or bag dispensers and waste baskets so owners can pick up after their dog.

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