Animals will invade Game Farm Park on Saturday – for show and tell, and a little exercise.
The day will begin with Auburn’s inaugural 3K Dog Trot Fun Run/Walk for owners and pets at 9 a.m. The family-oriented event will take place in conjunction with Petpalooza at the park, 3030 R Street SE. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels.
The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department – along with sponsors 100.7 The Wolf, Tiki Tails Dog Salon and Reber Ranch – is accepting registrations. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free event T-shirt and goodie bag. The pre-registration fee is $15 per entry. Event day registration is $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.
Participants may register at the city parks office, 910 Ninth Street SE, fax to 253-931-4005 or mail to 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA 98002.
The registration form and complete event rules/information are listed at www.auburnwa.gov.
Auburn’s inaugural Petpalooza will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature an animal-related entertainment stage that will include, among others, the Valentine’s Performing Pigs, an agility area provided by Sit Means Sit and more than 30 vendor booths. The “unleashed” pet contests directly follow the noon pet parade.
A petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables rides, games and demonstrations are part of the lineup.
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.
Complete event information can be found at www.auburnwa.gov, or by calling the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation office at 253-931-3043.
ELSEWHERE: Animal shelters and rescue groups from throughout the state will be bringing hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds to King County’s Kent Animal Shelter, 21615 64th Ave. S., Kent, on June 21 for the region’s third annual Super Pet Adopt-a-thon.
When the doors open at
10 a.m., residents will be able
to get up close and personal with dozens of pets looking
for a new home.
In addition to the adoptable cats and dogs, the “one-stop adoption event” includes a variety of pet professionals on hand to offer advice and answer questions about bringing a new furry friend into the family. King County dog and cat licenses will be available all day and microchipping will be provided on-site.
For more information on adoption fees or the event, visit www.kingcounty.gov/pets.