Event admission: $5* suggested donation gets a dog goodie swag bag for the first 500 visitors. Donations support M-DOG, the volunteer group that maintains Marysville's Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park.
Proceeds raised support needs at the dog park, with funds this year replacing the fence at the 3-acre dog park, as well as M-DOG's community activities.
David Frei, voice and analyst for NBC's National Dog Show this year's special guest
M-DOG is excited to announce that our special guest at this year's Poochapalooza will be "America's Dog Guy" David Frei, longtime voice and analyst of NBC's National Dog Show Presented by Purina, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Beverly Hills Dog Show. He will also add his emcee skills - and a touch of class - to some of our events at The Pooch! The breeder-owner-handler and author's new book, "Angle On A Leash," is also the name of the charity he founded that shares the joys and stories of therapy dogs. Copies of his book will be on sale at Poochapalooza, with some proceeds supporting Marysville Dog Owners Group. We hope you and your dogs will join us for Poochapalooza!
Racing fans asked: We give you the Pug Chug Dash
Racing fans, you asked for it, and we heard you. This year, the exciting Running of the Wieners dachshund and mixed-breed races are making room for the pugs when we debut our newly added race, the Pug Chug Dash. If you've got a pug that likes to get out an run, enter your dog now using our online form, or stop by the Contest Registration Booth at Poochapalooza on July 7, and we'll put you down. Don't forget to tell your competitive pug-loving friends - a trophy, put envy and the praise of adoring spectators await!
Poochapalooza announces contests for 2018!
To keep things fun and fresh for Poochapalooza visitors, we like to mix things up in the contests we offer. This year, we are adding a couple of new contests to the lineup. Here are the contests: Best Costume, Best Voice, Best Kisser, Owner-Dog Dress/Lookalike, Best Tail Wagging, Most Tricks in 20 Seconds and Musical Sit. It's time for spring training...work on those tricks, get that best howl or bark or carry a tune, and impress the audience with some flashy costume magic they won't soon forget!
Welcome to our 'pawsome' Pooch sponsors to date!
Marysville Dog Owners Group is thrilled to welcome the many returning and new sponsors who are helping us to put on our best event to date for the 12th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza.
Almost Home Project & Cat's Meow return with face painting, kids fun
The Almost Home Project and Cat's Meow will be at Poochapalooza again this year with a great selection of dog toys, treats, lifejackets, daypacks, frontpacks, backpacks and even some kitty toys. Cat's Meow will be offering face painting and a kids wheel of fortune. All money raised goes back into their low-cost spay and neuter programs.
We're working on bringing favorite exhibitions, vendors to Poochapalooza!
Exhibitions throughout the day will bring event more excitement to the event schedule. New this year, we've got a treat in store with the Olympic DiscDogs show off their fantastic talents. We're thrilled to welcome back the always entertaining Arlington Barn Hunt Association, Lure Coursing demonstrations and Canine Good Citizen Testing. Please check back here at the Poochapalooza website or on our Facebook page.
Nancy Schutt donates Dog Lover Art prints for raffle
We tip our hats again to Seattle Artist Nancy Schutt for her donation of two awesome prints for our raffle. Nancy's creative artistry is apparent in her whimsical, colorful and truly unique dog art, prints, gifts and custom paintings. See her Good Dog Art pieces available to purchase at this year's 10th anniversary Poochapalooza festival, be a lucky recipient in our raffle, or visit her website at Good Dog Art for more information.
Raffle proceeds from her prints and other prizes benefit M-DOG and Strawberry Fields for Rover Off Leash Park.
Pooch Pie Eating Contests hosted by PupCakes Muffins Dogs love pie! That’s why we’re catering to their meat and dessert-loving cravings. We are looking for pooches with a hearty appetite and a desire to compete in Poochapalooza's Pie Eating Contests, sponsored and emceed by PupCakes LLC and Owner Sandra Rindero. If you’re interested in entering your dog in any either of the contests - big dogs or small - fill out theonline contest entry form or enter at the event. Participation is limited to the first 15 dogs in each category, first come first served. Cost to enter is $10 per dog. Top finishers will receive blue ribbons and more.
If dogs were event planners, they'd do Poochapalooza!
M-DOG is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization * Federal Tax #26-2151575