Celebrate the tradition and fun at the 19th Annual Dog Days of Denton Celebration on Friday, June 1st and
Saturday, June 2nd. Relax in the evening shade of north Quakertown Park on Friday night as the festival brings back
“yappy” hour from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and start the fun again on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to festival fun, Dog Days of Denton features educational programs with a spotlight this year on the
Lions’ Club Leader Dog Program – a service dog program for the seeing-impaired. Tammy Freeman with her Leader Dog,
an English Black Lab named Vince, will share her story about how she benefitted from the Lions’ Club program and the
importance of this special bond between canines and humans. Sandy Griffin, a volunteer Leader Dog Puppy Trainer, will
also talk about what is involved in preparing dogs for service. A portion of the proceeds from the hot dog and water sales
at this year’s event will go to the Lions’ Club Leader Dog Program.
The same traditional fun will happen on both Friday night and Saturday, with some activities and contests featured
on Friday OR Saturday only. The “Heinz 57” Contest is on Friday night, with several fun categories for any pooch of any
mix or breed to compete in several categories ranging from curliest tail to longest tongue. Attendees can also learn about
various breeds and pet care tips on Friday and Saturday, as well as see canine training and sport demonstrations.
Returning again this year are Dallas Dog ‘n Disc Club demos and TC Cappel’s “Dancing with the Dogs” (Freestyle) on Friday and Saturday, with Texas Heat Flyball demos on Saturday only. The “Glamfur” photos, creative arts/crafts items for both canines and their owners, games for kids and canines, pet adoptions/rescues, festival foods and more will also be featured Friday night & Saturday. During the weekend is check-out the micro-chipping, heartworm care information, flea control products and information, and general products and services for your home and pet. Attendees are welcome to bring pet food donations.
Saturday’s festivities start off with a Canine Couture Fashion Parade, more demonstrations, presentations, and the
traditional canine contests including Pet Tricks, Dog Singing, and the popular Spokesdog Pageant between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.. For 2013 Spokesdog Pageant entry guidelines and a complete schedule for the weekend, including
contests, entertainment, demonstrations and more, please visit the website www.dogdaysdenton.com.
The Dog Days of Denton Celebration will be held in the north end of Quakertown Park at 321 E. McKinney Street
in downtown Denton. General admission to the event is FREE. Friendly, non-aggressive dogs are welcome. The Dog
Days of Denton Celebration requires that ALL dogs be kept on a leash and controlled by their owners. Owners are
responsible for their dogs’ behavior. Dogs need to have current vaccinations. For more information on the event, please
visit www.dogdaysdenton.com. Dog Days of Denton – where fun and responsible pet ownership and care come together.
Dog Days is presented by Denton Record-Chronicle, City of Denton, Denton County Animal ER, Invisible Fence
of Greater Dallas, Huffines, Petco, and Verizon FIOS with the support of Muenster Milling and Southridge Animal
Hospital. Dog Days of Denton is a not for profit 501 (c) (3).