Animal lovers and breeds of all kinds joined us at our first DOGwood Day – 1 Day of Puppy Love on Saturday, August 7 to celebrate the special bond between dogs and mankind.

Guests could browse vendor booths, work on cute crafts at the K9 Kids Corner, enjoy a meal at our food tent or spoil their pup at the Bone Bar, which served pup cups full of whipped cream, Labrador Lite beer made of organic bone both, pork burgers and other fun treats.

With it being the dog days of summer, staff set up a cooling station. The puppies loved splashing through the spinkler pad and dipping their paws in the large kiddie pools.

Local veterinarians and dog treat companies gave educational talks about the important topics like heat stress and nutrition. We also had training companies set up demonstrations, welcoming dogs and owners through the courses.

We had so much fun hosting this all new event and are already looking forward to our next DOGwood Day!