Following an overwhelmingly successful inaugural Paw Palooza pet festival last summer, Agway of Cape Cod’s Charitable Foundation will once again bring Paw Palooza 2017 to Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School this July!
On July 15 and 16, dogs will be flying, swimming, diving and entertaining the masses during the Cape’s second-ever DockDogs competition, the featured entertainment at Paw Palooza. Dogs of all breeds, sizes and skill levels will leap from a platform into a 45-foot pool, competing for speed, distance and height.
More than 6,000 people (and hundreds of dogs) attended last year’s event, which also included a show ring, massive vendor fair, puppy pool pavilion, “Doggie University” tent, food trucks and more. Due to the tremendous turnout and response, this year’s event will be even larger in scope, featuring extended hours, the addition of a raffle, more vendors and a special Kids Zone. Net proceeds will once again benefit The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Cape Cod shelter (located in Brewster) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (MSPCA) Cape Cod shelter (located in Centerville).
Held at the very peak of Cape Cod’s busy tourist season and backed by a robust marketing campaign, Paw Palooza 2017 is expected to draw 10,000 attendees over the weekend. Businesses large and small are invited to reserve booth space or to create brand awareness through a variety of participation levels.
“When we conceived of Paw Palooza last year, we envisioned a weekend of celebrating our shared love of dogs, promoting responsible pet ownership, raising some money for homeless pets on Cape Cod, and providing a really fun dog- and family-friendly outing. It was that and SO much more, and for that reason, we look forward to growing the event even more this year,” said Jessica Wile, Co-owner of Agway of Cape Cod. “The Cape is a community that clearly loves its dogs and is incredibly supportive of its two largest humane societies.”