This blog first appeared on ColumbiaPatch.com on July 3, 2012.
Bring your dog to the state fairgrounds on July 7-8 for loads of fun!
by Skye Anderson, MS
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Pets on Wheels - Annual Dog-a-Thon and Pet-a-paw-looza at State Fairgrounds
Wondering what to do the weekend after the Fourth? Wonder no more. Wander on up to the Maryland State Fairgrounds (free parking) in Timonium. Take you favorite pupster and the kids to the 7th annual Pets on Wheels Dog-a-Thon and Pet-a-paw-looza, Saturday, July 7, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, July 8, from 11 am to 7 pm.
The weather promises to be perfect – indoors with air-conditioning, though the dog walk fundraiser will be outdoors (register online and start your fundraising at www.petsonwheels.org).
Pets on Wheels’ people and their friendly pets visit individuals requiring the support of an institutional setting who need their days brightened. Volunteer dog teams call on Maryland nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and libraries (to read with children). The not-for-profit organization has been helping ‘lick’ loneliness since 1982. For more information, see www.petsonwheels.org or, in Howard County, call Ingrid Glysteen at 410-313-7461.
The canine extravaganza will feature sporty dog demos, ravishing raffles, a fun fundraising walk, precious puparrazzi photos, stimulating speakers, crazy cool contests, a silent auction, fabulous food, a beer garden (complete with foam), and vendors galore! So much to do that you can spend the entire weekend!
Watch your first Flyball Tournament – see dogs jump over hurdles in a relay race, grab a tennis ball and race back to the next dog on their team. Dogs from greyhounds to dachshunds will be there for the petting. For a complete schedule of the events and admission discounts, go to www.petsonwheels.org.
And what would a dog event be without the Oriole bird (Saturday morning) and Poe, our raven, Sunday?
Join me at the fairgrounds for lots of canine fun and laughter to help Pets on Wheels!