COMMUNITY NEWS

October has gone to the dogs!
Monday, October 19, 2015

CONCORD – Hey, dogs! It’s time once again to beg your owners to bring you to Myers Park for a day planned just for you! Concord Parks and Recreation and Foster Animal Hospital present the thirteenth annual Dogs’ Day Out pet festival at Les Myers Park on Saturday October 24, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The park is located at
338 Lawndale Avenue SE and admission to the festival is free. Pet owners must show proof of current rabies vaccination before entrance, and dogs must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash.

The festival will include a variety of activities for dogs and their owners. In the Doggie Fun Zone on the ball field, dogs can try their skills on the agility course, as well as the tennis ball fetch and Frisbee catching.

Concord Youth Council will offer hot dogs and refreshments. Take your time and visit the local rescues, businesses, and veterinarians who will answer questions about the services they offer.

At Paws Headquarters, attendees can register their dogs for the obedience (11:30 a.m.), talent (12:00 p.m.), owner look-a-like (12:30 p.m.), and costume (1:15 p.m.) contests, four of the many activities on the stage throughout the day.

Additional sponsors of Dogs' Day Out include
Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital, South Ridge Veterinary Hospital, Subaru Concord, Swiftdogz, Animal Care Clinic, McDonald General Store, and Paws in Motion Rehabilitation Center.

The following weekend brings another opportunity for four legged fun. Bring your dogs to the grand opening of Fire Station 11 and Weddington Road Bark Park on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. The new complex is located at
8955 Weddington Road NW, across from Hawthorne at Concord apartments at the intersection of Weddington Road NW and Waterway Drive NW.

The new recreation facility includes small and large dog off-leash areas, restrooms, and a connection to local hotels and businesses via the Hector H. Henry Greenway. Doggie Halloween costumes are encouraged, as is coming early to park at the
Concord Convention Center and walk along the greenway to the park. Attendees will also be able to tour the City's newest Fire Station, constructed in partnership with Cabarrus County to also serve as an EMS unit base.

For more information about either event, visit
concordparksandrec.org, or call 704-920-5600.