Paw Palooza 2018 returns on July 14 and 15 to Dennis Yarmouth High School. Grab your dog loving friends and family, and your dog, and head to Yarmouth for two days of the most fun you’ll have all summer! Between the Dock Diving competition, show ring, vendor fair, and other activities, there’s more to do than ever this year! Your event program will include all of the details, but here’s a sneak peek at 10 things you won’t want to miss, including several BRAND NEW activities:
The “Main Event” and your chance to say “I saw dogs fly on Cape Cod”! Competitions will be taking place throughout entire weekend as dogs compete for distance, height. You’ll see amazing leaps from veteran competitors and Dock Dogs record holders. And you’ll see pups who are trying for the first time and need a little crowd encouragement to make the leap! Interested in trying it with YOUR dog?
Stunt Dog Shows
The team of all rescue dogs from Canines in the Clouds performs agility, frisbee catching and jaw dropping tricks and stunts. They’ve been featured on Animal Planet, Late Night with David Letterman, ESPN and more! They’ll perform multiple times on both Saturday and Sunday in the Paw Palooza Show Ring.
Let your dog chase lures around a professional course. They’ll love using their natural instincts to chase prey, while working on agility, focus and sportsmanship.
Have you ever seen a working police dog take down a criminal and refuse to let go until commanded? K-9 teams from the Yarmouth Police Department and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department will offer demos that include a mock narcotics search, simulated criminal apprehension and Q&A. Come show your support for these brave officers and their K-9 partners in the show ring at 11:30 AM both Saturday and Sunday.
As a tribute to fallen Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon, performers from Hyannis Sound and Cape Harmony will be on hand both days providing mini concerts to raise money for the Sean Gannon Memorial Foundation. The all-star a cappella groups will be roving the festival grounds and doing “pop up” performances while collecting donations.
Raffles…Your Chance to Win $1500 Cash!
Restaurant gift certificates, overnight stays at resorts, jewelry, rounds of golf, and more dog treats, toys and supplies than you can imagine…that’s just the start of the amazing prizes that will be up for grabs in the Raffle Tent. New this year, there will also be a cash raffle. One grand prize winner will take home $1500 and other winners could win $750, $500, $250 or $100!
Doggie massages, blueberry facials, temporary tatoos and pawdicures are just a few of the treatments your pup can induge in! After the pampering, you and your dog can go relax together in the new Nauset Pet Services “VID” Lounge!
The “Other” Pools
Your dog might not be up for leaping off a dock into a 40-foot pool, but he can still take a dip. Head over to the “Puppy Pool Pavillion” where he can cool off in one of the many kiddie pools. Next to the pool pavilion, humans (and pups) can beat the heat in the misting tents.
Going to school in July is a blast when it’s Doggie University! Bring your questions to our guest professors who will be on hand to talk about training, behavior, health, ticks and much more.
How fast is your dog? Let him chase a tennis ball down the run as his speed is clocked by an official Orleans Police Department radar gun. The speed to beat is 26 miles per hour (last year’s fastest dog).
Dog lovers won’t want to miss this year’s festival because moving forward, Paw Palooza will be held every two years. That means that after this summer, the next chance opportunity to attend Paw Palooza won’t be until July 2020.