(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Pet Supermarket and Miami-Dade Parks are bringing Oktoberfest to the dogs when it hosts Barktoberfest, a fall harvest festival for dogs, on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at East Greynolds Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd, in North Miami. The first 50 guests will receive a gift bag, courtesy of Pet Supermarket, the Premier Partner of Miami-Dade Dog Parks.
The free event will feature lots of great activities for dogs and their owners, as well as food vendors, pet supplies and informational booths. Activities include a doggie "Howl-o-ween" costume contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Pet Supermarket; and a "Best Tricks contest" for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Canine Counselors. Judging the contests will be Miami-Dade County District 4 Commissioner Sally Heyman, officials from Pet Supermarket, and Canine Counselors.
Barktoberfest will also feature photo opportunities for you and your dog by professional Miami photographer Robert Sullivan who will host a photo booth with a seasonal background for a beautiful portrait just in time for the holidays. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the photos will benefit the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. Recognized dog training experts, Canine Counselors, will provide obedience training demonstrations and conduct the Best Tricks contest. In addition, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the non-profit organization that supports Miami-Dade Parks, will be on-site collecting donations to help raise funds for dog agility equipment and maintenance of East Greynolds Dog Park.
Pet Supermarket became the Premier Partner of Miami-Dade Dog Parks in December of 2010 and has hosted several events at County dog parks throughout the year. The next event will be Bark-a-Pawlooza on Saturday, Nov. 5, at West Kendall District Dog Park. Their invaluable partnership has helped enhance all five of Miami-Dade Parks' dog parks.
The Northeast Regional Dog Park at East Greynolds Park, very popular among dog owners in the area, is 1.76 acres and is divided into two sections, one for small dogs and another for larger dogs. The two sections feature fencing, landscaping, walkways, shade structures, site furniture, hosing stations, water fountains for both pets and owners, and "Mutt Mitts" or bag dispensers and waste baskets so owners can pick up after their dog.
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.