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Volunteer Opp: Dogtober Day 2011

by ARLnow.com September 13, 2011 at 10:23 am 2,938 15 Comments

Arlington’s Parks Department is seeking volunteers for its annual Dogtober Day celebration at Lacey Woods Park (1200 N. George Mason Drive).

On Saturday, Oct. 8, dogs will compete for prizes in categories like best kisser, best tail wagger, cutest costume and fastest pooch. The day will also feature dog training, grooming, treats and rescues.

Arlington is seeking up to 25 volunteers to help with set up, registration, ribbons and prizes, dog games, judges’ paper work and end-of-program break down. Anyone interested should contact volunteer coordinator Rhonda Nibert online or at 703-228-4724.

Although information for this year’s event hasn’t been placed online yet, the info page from last year’s Dogtober Day is still available.

  • Chris

    How have I lived all these years and not heard of this most formal of occasion? I shall bring my fanciest dress hound to this year’s festivities.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Awe! Puppy!

  • CW

    If that dog in the box was flipped on its back, do you think it would be able to get up? I have a funny mental image.

    • Chris

      Dog looks stuck to me.

      • CW

        LOL! Thanks. That’s a great new idea for leaving your dog outside of the store instead of just tying it to a pole.

  • Oh, how cruel. Poor dog.

  • dog

    I call this event “Find a New Way to Humiliate a Dog Day.” You people just never give up.

    • ?

      whose a good boy then? do you want you tummy scratched?

      • dog

        Shlurp shlurp [licks self]

  • Tabby

    Pomeranians are Satan’s dogs.

    • Chris

      Possibly, but I gotta cast my vote for these two wire haired hell hounds.

  • this sounds like so much fun, too bad they had to schedule it on yom kippur =(

    • Chris

      That’s okay, Arlington County scheduled “Free Pizza Slices and Cupcakes Day” during the rectification of the Vuldronaii. Imagine the horror.

  • rand

    Love this event – but could you have CHECKED THE CALENDAR and not scheduled on Yom Kippor! Not smart, Arlington!!!

    • Bob32

      So you’re Jewish but can’t spell the name of your own holy day? I don’t think so. And I’m pretty sure that visiting a park isn’t forbidden on Yom Kippur. And I think we’re still in Ramadan too.

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