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For Immediate Release:
April 01, 2011

Media Contact:
Edith Torres
ETORRES@miamidade.gov
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Dogs Will Run to Pet Supermarket's Dog Fest at Amelia Earhart Bark Park

Free Saturday, April 9 Event Features Best Dressed Dog Contest, Agility Contests, Obedience Training Demos, Photo Opportunities with your Dog, and much more


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Dogs and their owners will enjoy Pet Supermarket and Miami-Dade Parks' Dog Fest on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Bark Park, 401 East 65 Street, in Hialeah, FL.

The free event will feature lots of great activities for dogs and their owners, as well as food vendors and informational and pet supply booths.  Activities include a contest for the best dressed dog; a dog agility contest; obedience training demonstrations by Canine Counselors; photo opportunities with your dog; and lots of free gifts and raffle prizes by Pet Supermarket, the official Premier Partner of Miami-Dade Dog Parks.    Contest winners will also receive great prizes such as a $100 gift card and gift basket from Pet Supermarket.

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade will also be on-site to help raise funds for future enhancements of County Dog Parks.  Their booth will be selling commemorative 13" x 13" tiles in the shape of a Paw Print.  Patrons can personalize the tile with either a message or with their dog's name and then place in their home garden.  Cost to purchase a tile is $100 and can be pre-purchased through the Parkstore at http://parkstore.miamidade.gov for pick-up at the event.  Tiles sold on-site will be available for pick-up within four weeks at the Park office. 

Pet Supermarket became the Premier Partner of Miami-Dade Dog Parks in December of 2010 and will be hosting several events at all five County dog parks.  Their partnership will help enhance and maintain Miami-Dade Dog Parks.  The next event is scheduled for May 14 at East Greynolds Park.
Amelia Earhart Dog Park is located at 401 East 65 Street and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to sunset. The five-acre Bark Park is fenced and offers a separate section for smaller dogs.  Amenities include paved walkways, benches, shade trees, waste dispenser stations, and specially designed drinking and spray fountains for dogs and their owners.  Admission to the event is free.

About Pet Supermarket
Pet Supermarket is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida. Each one of their more than 100 conveniently located stores offers more than 8,000 pet products at competitive prices, and online, PetSupermarket.com offers more than 3,000 products. In the stores, Pet Supermarket employees pride themselves on customer service, knowledge and concern for pets. Their company motto is:  "At Pet Supermarket you can have a healthier and happier pet for less!" Pet Supermarket continues to grow and expand, adding stores and markets on an ongoing basis.

About Miami-Dade Park and Recreation:
Miami-Dade Parks, the nationally accredited, three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and 2009 winner of the Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, is the third largest county park system in the United States consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department's effort to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.


 

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