Top 10 Dog Events in Fort Collins

With our family, “dogs rule”!  They keep us in shape with daily runs/walks, are there by our side in time of need, protect our home and give constant love and companionship. What are your picks for dog fun in the Fort?

1.  Fast and Furriest – A fantastic doggie/runner expo with entertainment, including the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog, face painting, live music, race day give-aways and doggie demos. Benefiting CSU’s Veterinary Medical Center. April 17, 2010

2. Linnea Dick Pet Walk and Adopt-a-thon – 1.5 mile pet walk, Chihuahua & toy breed races, adoptable animals, local Animal Rescues, local vendors, agility demonstrations, Pet Communicator, live band, interactive pet/people Games – Musical Dog Sit & Whippy Lick.  June 5, 2010.

3. Larimer Humane Society Fire Hydrant 5 – 5K Race, Pet Fair, Fido Photos, Paw Painting, Animal Rescue, Code 3 Associates Mobile Command Center for emergency animal rescue. June 5, 2010

4.  Paws on the Promenade – The Promenade Shops at Centerra – Benefits the Larimer and Weld County Humane Societies. Dog house building contest, Service Dog demonstrations, Yappy Hour, pet adoptions, vendors, dog contests and more. May 22, 2010

5.  Pooch Plunge – City Park Pool marks the final days of summer before the pool is drained. Pooches are encouraged to bring four- and two-legged friends for the final splash-down of the year. Complimentary gift bag filled with treats and treasures

6. Annie Walk and Pet Fest. This fundraising event is in honor of Annie the Railroad Dog, a much loved mascot of Fort Collins.. A 1.5 mile round-trip walk though Old Town, contests, a pancake breakfast, a canine agility course and booths. August.22, 2010.

7.  Doggie Olympics – Four levels of scored participation: Junior Handler, Senior Dog, Fun/Recreational, and Competitive. “Paws at Play” is for non-competitive teams.  October.

8. Canine Wellness Expo – Features speakers from CSU’s Veterinary School, an agility fun match, adoption fair, dog wash, demonstrations, and a free health screening from area veterinarians. Admission is voluntary and benefits Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado. June.

9. Howl’oween Parade and Festival – The event includes a parade, costume judging , post-parade festival, adoption fair, vendors and more. October.

10. Dog Parks – For a pooch, going to the local dog park is an event in itself. Spring Canyon Dog Park (west end of Horsetooth Road), Soft Gold Dog Park (520 Hickory Street), Fossil Creek Dog Park (5821 South Lemay Avenue).

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