WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is partnering with Dirty Dogs Spa to host the Fourth Annual Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza this Saturday and Sunday. The event will take place each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.
The free extravaganza raises money, awareness and food donations for local animal rescues and provides pet owners a fun day out with their furry sidekicks.
“I started this four years ago in an effort to help local pet rescues,” said Dirty Dogs spa owner Vanessa Davis, the event organizer. “It’s a cause I believe in and a mission that is close to my heart.”
Attendees are invited to enter entertaining contests ranging from Best Trick to Pet-Owner Look-A-Like and attend micro-seminars covering a variety of popular pet topics. As a special bonus, Ultimate Air Dogs, the premier dock jumping organization, will also be on site to present an amazing show.
There are 60-plus vendors for pet enthusiasts, as well as more than 10 rescue groups. Events occurring during the day include a microchip clinic, pet blessing, K-9 demos and more. There will also be food trucks and a visit from Muddy the Mudcat.
Attendees are asked to donate 10 or more pounds of dog or cat food to get a chance to win a free weekend vacation, grooming, pet products and the like. At last year’s Pet Extravaganza, people donated more than 10,000 pounds of dog and cat food and over 20 dogs and cats were adopted.
For more information, see wakeforestnc.gov and search “Dirty Dog,” see dirtydogsllc.com or call 919-435-9560.