Mark your calendars for Dog Days 2013

Saturday June 15th, 2013 

10 am to 4pm 

Dunne Park

West and Sixth Streets

Download our 5th Annual Dog Days Flyer to print and hand out to friends

              Dog Days of Hollister ~ June 15th, 2013

 

                         Dunne Park

           West and Sixth Streets

     Dog Days is a celebration of the dog!  We   will promote responsible dog ownership by highlighting some of the fun ways we, as individuals, and a community, can build strong, mutually appreciative relationships with our  dogs.  Our goal is to bring public awareness to dog-related activities in and around San Benito County and be a positive force for educating the public about the wonderful rewards and many responsibilities relating to dog ownership.

    Prizes will be awarded to the dog who:  has the best bark, is so ugly they’re cute, has the “waggiest” tail, looks so much like you it’s crazy and does the funniest pet trick.  The pooch parade costume contest will award prizes for the best duo or group in costume and most unique costume.  We will also crown the King and Queen of Dog Days!

    In addition to the competitions, a variety of dog and pet-related groups and services will be at   the event.  We will have “Rescue Row” as well as many breed specific groups.  We will have numerous doggie demonstrations happening throughout the day including, herding, protection dog, obedience, rally, and many others.  We will also be offering Canine Good Citizen testing. 

                  Vendors and Sponsors Information

  We are looking  for vendors and sponsors who would be interested in helping make Dog Days of Hollister a success. We had approximately 600 adults and more than 300 dogs attend our event last year and look forward to making this year even better.

    We have partnered with the Hollister Downtown Association as well as local rescue groups to feature dogs for adoption as well as bring attention to their need for resources to continue to help out the numerous dogs that are ending up in the shelters.

  We will be promoting Dog Days through advertising, posters, radio, online efforts, direct mail and retail establishment.

  You can increase sales, generate leads, introduce products, promote pet-related goods and services, connect and network with local, regional and/or national pet businesses, manufacturers and organizations!

  Be associated with an event that encompasses all things dog, with a strong commitment to responsible pet ownership, adoption and rescue!

  If you are interested please print and mail any of the applicable pdf forms below  including vendor, liability, and sponsors. All participants are required to submit a liability release form.

 Demo Application        Food Vendor Application      Liability Waiver

 

 Rescue or Breed Group Application    Sponsorship Application     Vendor Application

 

       

 

Parking

Available at the Briggs Building parking garage (365 4th St.)
Also on all surrounding streets

Tickets

Adults $5.00 or $3.00 with dog food donation (unopened food only please)
Children 12 and under - Free!

Rules:

All well-behaved dogs (over 6 months of age) are welcome! 

For everyone’s enjoyment and the safe use of the facilities, handlers must agree to the terms and conditions listed at the entrance of Dunne park which include:(not a complete list)

     All dogs must be on a maximum 6 foot solid leash (no retractable leashes allowed) at all times.

     Immediately clean up after your dog.  Scoopers and waste receptacles are provided for your convenience.

     All dogs must be currently vaccinated, free of any contagious diseases, and are parasite-free.  (both internally and externally)  Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.

     If your dog inflicts an injury, provide your name and phone number to the owner of the injured party before leaving the event. Owners are legally and financially responsible for their dogs’ behavior.

     Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.

Pooch Parade & Costume Contest                             

                            
Sign up at Dog Days tent near center stage prior to 1:00pm
 
Parade starts at 2pm
 
Prizes awarded to:  
Best costume duo
Most unique costume 

Doggie Contests

                     
Sign up at Dog Days tent near center stage prior to 1:00pm.
 
Contests start immediately following parade.
Prizes awarded to: 
Best bark                 
Best Trick     
Waggliest tail           
Ugliest dog
Owner dog look-a-like

Dog Days King and Queen Contest

                                                       
Sign up at Dog Days tent near center stage prior to 1:00pm.
Contest to start immediately following doggie contests.
Tell us why you believe your dog should be crowned the King or Queen of Dog Days. 

Warden John Nores will be Joining us for Dog Days!

 

 

    Lt John Nores will be joining us for Dog Days! Lt Nores is featured on the National Geographic Channel show Wild Justice. 

 

 

 

 

 

Warden Nores has also written a book titled War in the Woods about his experiences with Game and his role in eradicating large marijuanna grows in the Santa Clara/ San Benito area. There will be a book signing at his booth at the event.

 

 

 John and his K9 partner Jordan did an obedience demo for us at our first Dog Days in 2009. Sadly, Jordan has since passed away but John will be bringing his K9 partner in training, Apollo, for a demo.

Canine Good Citizenship Testing

 
Sign up for the CGC testing at the entrance to Dog Days. 
 
Testing will begin at 10:00am and be for a limited number of dogs. 
For more information including rules and regulations visit:

Dog Days 2011

Check out pictures from Dog Days of Hollister 2011!

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Dog Days 2010

Check out pictures from Dog Days of Hollister 2010!

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Dog Days 2009

Check out pictures from Dog Days of Hollister 2009!

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