“Calling all Dogs,” the second annual, family-friendly dog walk to benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and canine-related charities, has scheduled its 2015 event for Saturday, October 10th at Wilson Farm Park at 500 Lee Road in Wayne, PA near the Chesterbrook Boulevard exit off Route 202.
The event will raise funds for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House with New Leash on Life USA and Main Line Deputy Dog also benefiting from registration fees, sponsorships, and online donations. The one-mile walk is set for 9:00 a.m. to noon and will begin at the south end of the park on Wilson Road adjacent to Route 202. Games and themes will include a Top Dog trick contest as well as (dog) costume and beauty contests for great prizes, as well as appearances by the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House therapy dogs and The National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team.
Participants can register in advance at www.nationaldogshowcharities.org for $20 per person or $35 per family (two or more). All dogs participate free of charge. Day-of registration costs $25 per person or $40 per family. Information is also available by calling 610-644-2902.
“Calling All Dogs” kicks off National Dog Show month in Philadelphia leading up to the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Shows, November 14 and 15, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. The event is funded by The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, the NBC broadcast special airing on NBC 10 Thanksgiving Day following the Macy’s Parade.
“Calling All Dogs” at spacious Wilson Farm Park will feature the walk plus games and prizes all organized by What A Good Dog, the Frazer-based boarding/daycare/training/grooming facility. There will also be agility and search & rescue demonstrations by the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s dogs in training.
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has two Houses in Philadelphia plus two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Ronald McDonald Camp. New Leash on Life USA is a new generation non-profit program that rescues at-risk dogs from high-kill shelters and transforms them into adoptable pets or skilled assistance dogs with teams of volunteer inmates in local and state prisons. Main Line Deputy Dog helps people with physical challenges or mental health concerns train their own dogs to be fully certified service dogs that help others function with increased independence and greater confidence.
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Shows are set for the weekend of November 14-15 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. For more information, visit www.nds.nationaldogshow.com/ or call 610-644-2902.