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'Dog Fest' Comes to Windward Beach Saturday

A celebration of everything canine

The annual Dog Fest celebration of everything canine will be held at Windward Beach Park Saturday.

In previous years, hundreds of dogs and their dedicated companions turned out in droves to mingle with other dog lovers and their pups at the park, which has been formally declared "dog-friendly" for the special occasion by the township council.

According to the Brick Rotary Club, which sponsors the event, the day’s festivities will include canine demonstrations, contests, prizes, plus "food and fun for our furry friends and their families."

The day will include contests for dogs in costume, in various categories. Demonstrations of various service dogs will take place throughout the day as well. Plus, families can shop for supplies and services for their pets provided by local vendors.

Last year, the Rotary Club said, more than 2000 people and 1000 dogs attended.

Dog Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 6 at Windward Beach Park.  All dogs must be leashed at all times. For a complete list of participants please visit the Brick Rotary's website.

NJ785 October 08, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I didn't pay to get in. I didn't even see anywhere where there was admission being charged.
M22 October 08, 2012 at 01:46 AM
The admission was being charged at the table where it said "ADMISSION" it was $6.00 per adult and children were free. The table was right after your crossed the road. They were the only 2 tables that were face to face and you walked in between them to get in.
NJ785 October 08, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Maybe they had left by the time I got there (around 1:30 or 2). I had parked at the top of the hill & walked down the grass, not in the road. I would've paid, just didn't see any admission tables. I agree with the previous post that the monies should stay "local" though. Thanks for letting me know, guess & contribute ($12.00) to the animal shelter as I don't want to think I was trying to "Get Over" on a good cause.
can't say who October 08, 2012 at 09:08 AM
Jim, If you want to be so negative, please get your facts straight. Almost all you said was wrong – tables not at that price – politics (other than yours) not involved – ARC was never to get most money – you said “I heard the last time the rotary ran this event they donated the $ overseas?” – what were you smoking or drinking, You also have delusions of fact when you said “I have seen lots of posts on several sites about how poorly the event was done.” What other posts. Maybe your facebook post to yourself. Please get the facts correct and not make this a one man crusade to dishonor a great organization and event that distributes THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to local charities each and EVERY year. Nuf said.
Sharkey-Images October 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Photos of 2012 Dogfest : Link: http://sharkeyimages.zenfolio.com/dogs_windward_beach_dogfest_2012 I did not see anyone charging admission either. What was the cost for a table? Just curious as I may consider it next year ...

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