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Barker Days

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Post #: 6
Hi guys-

I don't think booze is allowed, but I've taken my two border collies to this event for the last 2 years. Visit http://www.parkeronli...­ for more info or read below:

Tails are Waggin' for Barker Days Saturday, Sept. 8; 9 a.m - 3 p.m. Tails are wagging all over Town in anticipation of Parker?s second annual Barker Days event on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O?Brien Park. The event will feature a temporary dog park in the O?Brien Park ball field and H2O?Brien Pool, dog demonstrations, contests and dog-related vendors. Dogs and their owners can come to O?Brien Park between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for canine fun and socialization. Dogs can take a dip in the pool (closed to humans for the season and neutralized to be dog-friendly), chase balls on the baseball field, enter speed and trick contests, and rub noses with local dog-related service providers. A separate play area will be provided for small dogs under 25 pounds that prefer to play with friends their own size. The Douglas County Sheriff?s Department will return with their K9 Unit to perform demonstrations with their highly-trained dogs. New this year is an agility course and demonstration, a doggie costume contest and an ugly (but lovable) dog contest. In order to ensure a successful event, owners are asked to follow certain guidelines at the event. Dogs must wear a current rabies tag and ID tag at all times. Leashes are required outside of the fenced event area and should be kept handy at all times as the dogs play. Owners are responsible for picking up after their own dogs; disposable bags will be provided. All dogs must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Please, no more than two dogs per adult. Kids are welcome at the event, but may not be solely responsible for any dog and should be closely supervised. Dogs in heat, puppies under four months or who have not had final shots, aggressive dogs and dogs who are sick may not attend. We had nearly 600 dogs at the event last year, so if your dog does not socialize well in crowds, this is not the event for him. The owner of any dog displaying mounting behavior must immediately leash and remove the dog from the situation. Owners are liable for their pets and are responsible for keeping their dogs within event boundaries. Registration for Barker Days is $5 per dog for residents, $7 for nonresidents; humans are free. Due to the popularity of this event, it is highly recommended that you pre-register for this event through the Parker Recreation Center, 303.841.4500. Registration the day of the event will be on a space-available basis. Dogs who pre-register will have expedited check-in and receive a ?doggie bag? of treats courtesy of local businesses. For additional event information, contact Meagan at 303.841.4500, ext. 3274, or email her.
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