August 20, 2012
FIDO is spreading the WOOF, and wants you to mark your calendars for September 29, 2012 – It’s the 7TH ANNUAL PLANET DOG FOUNDATION AMATEUR DOG SHOW & COVER DOG CHALLENGE
What: Woofminster 2012 is a fundraising event being held for well-behaved dogs and their people to raise money for the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit grant-making organization. The popular annual show includes lots of fun activities for dogs and dog lovers. The event will feature multiple challenge categories including Best Trick, Best Mixed Mutt and more, and will culminate in the Cover Dog Challenge.
Challenge winners and raffle prize winners will compete for the grand prize - Best in Show. The winner gets a professional photo shoot and a chance to be on the cover of the next Planet Dog catalog. Other activities at the event include musical dog beds, doggie limbo party, 100-paw dash, a scavenger hunt and bake sale. Local vendors, rescue groups and an agility demonstration are also included. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the grantmaking program of the Planet Dog Foundation, helping to fund the training, placement and support of dogs working to help people in need.
When: Saturday, September 29th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (registration begins at 12:30).
Where: Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, Maine (336 Black Point Road - corner of Route 77 and Route 207).
How: Tickets are available in advance for $10 for adults, $5 for dogs and kids. Children under the age of 2 are free! Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Planet Dog Company Store (211 Marginal Way, Portland) or by calling Planet Dog at 207-347-8606 or 800-381-1516.
Who: Since 2006, PDF has given away more than $875,000 in cash grants and in-kind product donations to canine service organizations nationwide. The mission of the Planet Dog Foundation is to promote and celebrate programs in which dogs serve and support their best friends. Funded in part by the sale of Planet Dog’s premier line of dog products, the program provides cash grants, in-kind product donations and other support to programs in Maine and across the country that support dogs as they support people. PDF sponsors fundraisers at the local level to help raise money and awareness for area organizations that celebrate and strengthen the bond between dogs and people while raising local visibility and support for community programs.
Planet Dog is a values-led, globally recognized designer and developer of innovative, high-quality and award-winning dog products. Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation to support canine service programs. Visit http://www.planetdog.com/company_store/isigt for more information on everything Planet Dog!
Photo by Jennifer Mills - jennifermillsphotography.com