Monday, May 6, 2013

K-9 Karnival Supports Efforts to Raise Funds for a Dog Park

The K-9 Karnival – A Dog Day in the Park Event to raise awareness and funds for the development of an off-leash dog park in Bellevue.

The Village of Bellevue Leisure Services Department in partnership with Oak View Veterinary Hospital of Bellevue is leading a fundraising drive to have a public dog park in the village of Bellevue.  The group has planned the K-9 Karnival, a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds to develop a site.

The event is planned for Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30am to 12:30am at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road).  A variety of games and contests for dogs, children’s’ activities, raffles & silent auctions, dog costume contests, and pet photos will be offered.  Admission into the event costs $5 per dog.  Participation in some of the activities will range from $1 to $10.  Organizers hope to raise approximately $2,000 from the event.

To make the event safe and enjoyable for all, event organizers have developed several rules for the day.
  1. All dogs attending must be kept on a 6’ or less leash.
  2. All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccinations.
  3. Female dogs in any state of heat will not be admitted.
  4. Protect your dog by bringing your own water bowl.
  5. When giving treats do so in a way that does not inadvertently cause fights or altercations between dogs.”
  6. Be sure to bring a clean up bag, you will be responsible for cleaning up after your dog.
  7. Remember, it’s rain or shine, and often does both.  Dress appropriately and watch out for dehydration in you and your pooch.
  8. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  9. Maximum of two (2) dogs per adult human.
  10. Aggressive dogs will not be admitted.
For more information visit the Village's website at or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920) 468-5225.