Join us in the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's most paw-some event: Dog-A-Roo! This pup-friendly festival offers a wide range of actives for your furry friend, including a talent + costume contest, rescue parades, the Four-legged 4K Fun Run, gourmet pet treats, pet specialist information sessions and more!
Admission: $5 donation per car (proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy). Pre-registered Four-legged 4K participants park for free!
10am | Talent + Costume Contests
10:30am | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demonstration: Lost in the Woods
11am | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demo
12pm | Four-legged 4K + Music by Neon Velvet
12:30pm | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demonstration: Lost in the Woods
1pm | Shelby County Search + Rescue Dog Demo
Time TBA | Trainer Clinics
Ongoing throughout festival: Parade of Rescues, Food Trucks
Dogs will be able to take part in an agility course.
TRAINING + BEHAVIOR AREA | $15 per dog
Positive dog trainers will be hosting interactive games and leading free demonstrations and workshops on obedience and behavior modification. Trainers from Positive Training are offering the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam, a 10-step test certifying your dog as a well-mannered member of society. This test stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and good manners for pets in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.
Make your pet look their best! Local pet-focused businesses will offer information and services services, ranging from mobile grooming and pet boarding to jewelry + pet-friendly baked goods.
Carrie Anderson will emcee Talent + Costume Contest, Parade of Rescues and live music!
FOOD TRUCK RODEO
Grab a bite to eat with great local vendors!
WORKING DOG DEMONSTRATIONS
Shelby County Search + Rescue and other local K-9 units will hold demonstrations throughout the day.
RESCUES + NONPROFITS
Adopt a pet! Local rescues will bring adoptable dogs and provide information on ways to support their work.