There will be a few barks in the park today.
Game Farm Park comes alive with Auburn’s inaugural 3K Dog Trot Fun Run/Walk and Petpalooza, a family-oriented pet festival presented by the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department.
The day begins with a 9 a.m. run/walk for pets and their owners at the park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. The 1.86-mile course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels.
The run, sponsored by 100.7 The Wolf, Tiki Tails Dog Salon and Reber Ranch, will be taking registration today at $20 per entry.
Awards will be distributed to the top participant in five age groups.
Along with completed registration form and payment, dog owners are required to show proof of vaccinations at the time of registration.
Petpalooza will follow from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature an animal-related entertainment stage, more than 30 vendor booths and “unleashed” pet contests, followed by a noon pet parade.
The festival also will include a petting zoo and pony rides, inflatables rides, games and demonstrations.
The City of Auburn also will host a local competition of the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.