Treat your dog to 8th Annual Poochapalooza! Saturday, July 12, 2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE in Marysville (home of Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park) [Where's the park? get directions]
Welcome to Poochapalooza, Snohomish County's largest dog event - It's like a county fair for dogs! We hope to see you and your dogs at the 8th Annual outdoor dog event in Marysville showcasing pooches at their best and brightest. Poochapalooza is hosted by the Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG), with key support from numerous event sponsors, dozens of pet vendors, demonstrators and hard-working Poochapalooza volunteers. We are thrilled to deliver an event that keeps tails wagging, with contests, the fashions and rescues runway show, flying disc tourney, canine good citizen testing, flyball, Running of the Wieners wiener dog races, dog dessert dash (new!) hosted by Pupcakes LLC, dozens of vendors, food, music and much more! Keep checking back on this website as we update regularly. Plenty to see and do!
General Event Admission: $5+ suggested donation gets a goodie bag for the first 400 visitors; donations support M-DOG, the volunteer group that maintains Marysville's Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park.
All proceeds raised support needs at the off-leash park needs (shade shelter, benches and agility equipment in 2013), as well as M-DOG's community activities.
Thank You, Poochapalooza Volunteers!
Poochapalooza wouldn't be half the celebration that it is without the hard work and dedication from many volunteers who selflessly give their time to put on this event each year. Huge thanks to the following: Leslie and Doug Buell, Pam and Roger Pullman, Deanne and Bob Evans, and Billy Evans, Dorothy Moore, Melissa Matchett, Jillian Ingram, Lou DeRosa, Scott Randall, Marilyn Boe, Scott Allen, Brooke Elmore, Rachael Pomeroy, Monica Smith, Tom King, Nicole Buell and the 4-H Little Rascals Team.
Welcome to our Pawsome major sponsors, Angel of the Winds Casino,
and Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital We are thrilled to welcome back key sponsor, Angel of the Winds Casino, and new sponsor, our friends at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, providing 24-hour emergency care. Both sponsors have hosted vendor booths at Poochapalooza in previous years. Thanks to both for their continued involvement in making Poochapalooza a success!
Pet Connection Magazine presents 7th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt April 12 Join our friends at Pet Connection Magazine when they host their 7th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC), 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE in Lacey, WA. Two Doggie Easter Egg Hunts, one for the kids, doggie fashion show, agility and Flyball demos, Cow Plop Bingo, swag bags, tons of prizes, and vendors. $3 donation per person, kids 12 and under free; $3 doantion per fashion show entry. All proceeds go to Concern for Animals, Feline Friends and Old Dog Haven. Contact Pet Connection Magazine at (360) 507-4251 or the website.
Look for Rustic Canine Dog Training This year at Poochapalooza Catch Trainer Stephanie Harbeck, owner of Mukilteo-based Rustic Canine Dog Training this year at Poochapalooza on July 12. Meet her dog Maya and Scooter. Maya will be her demo dog for a dog training presentation she'll be giving...and Scooter, well, her miniature dachshund will be competing again in the "Running of the Wieners" dachshund races. They're looking to outdo their 3rd Place finish.
Fashions & Rescues Runway Show! Get a front row seat, and don't miss pooches strut their stuff in Poochapalooza's annual Fashions & Rescues Runway Show features adoptable dogs modeling the latest glitzy and glamourous fashion wear direct from runways in Paris and New York City. Kidding. No charge for VIP seating at this year's event - you're all VIPs! Not kidding about that.
The fashion show is at 12:30 p.m.
Your emcee is Dorothy Moore, Owner of The Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery, Edmonds.
Our volunteers, models, rescue groups and everyone involved volunteered their time and talents to this show in hopes that these rescue dogs will find new loving homes.
Enjoy the latest eye-catching fashions featuring Seattle-based high fashion doggie wear designers:
Pooch Pie Eating Contests hosted by Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery 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 Contest, sponsored and emceed by Dining Dog Café and Bakery of Edmonds and Owner Dorothy Moore. If you’re interested in entering your dog in any of the three contests - big dogs and small - Fill out theonline contest entry form. Cost to enter is $10 per dog. Top finishers will receive blue ribbons, and each contestent will receive a gift certificate to dine at the Dining Dog Cafe.
2013 - Seattle Artist Nancy Schutt donates two amazing prints again Thanks very much to Seattle Artist Nancy Schutts for again donating two fabulous prints to our raffle items! Whimsical and colorful dog art, prints, gifts, and custom paintings by Seattle artist Nancy Schutt. See her Good Dog Art on her website at
Pooch announces pet contest categories Poochapalooza is pleased to announce the "Best in Show" Contest competition categories for this year's event. Bring out the fun skills in your dog, and let the training begin! Categories are * Best Costume I & II * Best Voice * Best Kisser * Highest Jumper * Wackiest Pet Trick * Biggest Dog * Smallest Dog * Cutest Ugly Dog * Pooch Pie Eating Contest - (1 for big, 1 for small dogs. [more]
If dogs were event planners, they'd do Poochapalooza!
M-DOG is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization * Federal Tax #26-2151575