Dog-a-thon: Games, shopping and a kissing booth

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September 15, 2011|By Jill Rosen | The Baltimore Sun

Fall means one great dog event after another in the Baltimore area -- and the seasons must be changing because the first of the annual biggies is this weekend: Pets on Wheels' Dog-a-thon.

At Sunday's event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park, people and their pets will find games, shopping and live music. There will be demonstrations of all sorts of activities you might want to try with your dog -- agility, freestyle, obedience, herding, nose work and flyball. Throughout the day there will be raffles and a silent auction.

(Your dog might tell you the highlight would be the bobbing for hot dogs. Or perhaps the kissing booth.)

Pets on Wheels is a program built on the healing power of dogs. Volunteers take certified pets into places like nursing homes, schools, hospitals so the dogs can brighten people's days. Dog-a-Thon is the organization's largest event -- all proceeds go right into the program.

Admission is $5. Dogs are welcome.... no, downright encouraged.


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