St. PAWtrick’s Day Costume Walk And Yappy Hour Is March 15

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Dog dressed as a pot of gold
Dog dressed as a pot of gold

DOGood Chattanooga will present the 5th Annual St. PAWtrick’s Day Costume Walk and Yappy Hour for pups and their people on Saturday, March 15.  The walk begins at Renaissance Park by the Pavilion at 10 a.m.  At 12:30 p.m., they will parade the pups to Whole Foods’ (Greenlife) courtyard for Yappy Hour, from 1-3 p.m. 

The event will include free fresh-baked dog treats from Bone Appetit, giveaways and prizes. Participants are asked to dress their dog (and themselves) in green, and celebrate St. PAWtrick’s Day with DOGood Chattanooga.

DOGood Chattanooga is a volunteer citizens group, working with Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department to teach responsible dog guardianship to residents and visitors of Chattanooga. DOGood’s goal is “keeping Chattanooga clean, green, and dog friendly.”

Visit Facebook: “DOGood for a Dog Friendly Chattanooga” for upcoming events and news at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogoodchatt/, follow on Twitter: @DOGoodChatt or visit http://www.chattanooga.gov/parks-and-recreation/parks/pets-policies


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