Are you interested in adding a pet to your life? You don't have to rub meatballs on your feet like movie star George Clooney did! Consider adoption at your local animal rescue shelters such as Michigan Humane Society, Homeward Bound, Last Day Dog Rescue, Almost Home, Michigan Animal Rescue League, Dearborn Animal Rescue, and Last Chance Rescue. Check out our new book on caring for your four-legged friend(s):
In this online storytime, Miss Sandra and Miss Katie tell stories and sing songs all about monkeys.
America has a new top dog! Eira the Wire Fox Terrier won Best in Breed and Best in Show at the National Dog Show held in Philadelphia. Her show name is Steele Your Heart. She adds Champion and Grand Champion to her title. Eire means snow in Welsh. Next up is Westminster in February. If she wins, she'll be only the 3rd dog ever to win both championships in the same season.
The Best in Show Dog Show was a lot of fun! We took a lot more pictures than just these, which we'll put up soon; but for now, enjoy these snaps of our canine friends and their families as they entered or exited the show.
Have you registered for Best in Show Dog Show? Here are some of the great prizes you can win:
- Register your dog (starting Saturday, July 23) and
- Fill out and return the waiver form by 9:00PM Friday, August 5th
- Best Costume
- Best Trick
- Best Behaved
- Best Looking
- Best Largest
- Best Smallest
- Best in Show
Get American Kennel Club information and freebies from many local dog organizations. Meet Scoop the Newshound. Watch demonstrations from our Canton Police K-9 Unit and Canton's Pro K-9 Dog Trainer. Enjoy a free hot dog and pop. Don't miss Canton Public Library's event of the summer! No registration is required for people to attend — only dogs! See you on August 6 at 10 AM behind the library in tents.
A signed registration form and other information about your pet is required if you wish to be in the show. You must present your homeowners insurance and dog's shot records to participate.
Dogs will be judged on various criteria including appearance, behavior, best trick, and best costume. Many prizes will be awarded with an overall Best in Show grand prize for the winner.
Download the registration form
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Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated, and entrance to the park is $25 annually for Canton residents or $50 per year for non-residents. There are separate sections of the park for small and large dogs.
A grand opening celebration is planned for later in the Summer. Find out even more about the park at the Canton Patch.
[Photo courtesy of Canton Patch]
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