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Canine Carnival welcomes dogs and owners

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This Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at picturesque Green Lane Park (2144 Snyder Rd Green Lane, PA 18054) in Montgomery County, 102.9 WMGK-FM morning man, John DeBella (weekdays 6 to 9 a.m.) will host the 12th Annual DeBella Dog Walk, the largest canine carnival in the area. More than 7,000 people attended last year’s event; an even bigger turnout is expected this year.

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Last year’s John DeBella Dog Walk. This year marks the 12th annual walk.
Photos courtesy of WMGK

The Dog Walk is a free, outdoor gathering for people and their dogs that features entertaining dog demos & interactive games, the ability to get advice from experts such as trainers and veterinarians as well as the opportunity to learn about various breeds from the 25 to 30 shelters & rescue groups on-site. Throughout the event, people can get information that will help them become better pet owners while enjoying a super-sized playdate with their four-legged best friend.
The day’s dog demonstrations will feature a variety of talented canines including frisbee dogs, ‘dancing’ dogs, and a member of the Abington Police Department’s K9 unit. Dogs can take part in games such as lure coursing, musical hoops (musical chairs for dogs) and doggie tic-tac-toe to win treats. Both dogs and owners can win prizes in the ‘longest kiss between owner and dog contest’ as well as the ‘Simon Says’ contest. Photo opportunities abound as owners can take their pooch’s photo inside the “Dogs Playing Poker” painting and the Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album cover (George Harrison will be holding a dog leash). One dog will be even be crowned ‘Mayor of Dogville’ as a result of winning an online photo submission contest that John DeBella conducted. There will also be food vendors and a caricature artist on-site. More information on the event can be found at the station’s website, wmgk.com

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Mike Berman