City unleashes Dog Days

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Inaugural pet event a community free-fur-all

Yup. It’s official, and Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon even approves.

The city is going to the dogs — well, at least for a few hours.

Dog Days, the city’s first pet-centric event, is set for Sept. 14 and, according to city spokeswoman Allison Wittern, will be the ultimate treat for both families and their canine pals.

However, there’s another purpose, she said.

“Responsible pet ownership has always been important to the city, and we’re hoping this event will help increase awareness while providing entertainment and visiting pet-related vendors,” Wittern said.

Four-legged friends will be treated to gourmet snacks, grooming and a lineup of specialty dog toys and accessories.

Veterinarians will also be on hand, as well as an animal-licensing representative from the City of Centennial.

“As part of the Dog Days event, attendees may receive a three-year animal license for the price of one year,” said Wittern.

Two-legged guests will enjoy a brief matinee from the Cast-A-Ways Comedy and Trick Show, featuring a performing dog, bird and hog.

Looking for high-flying fun? Catch two exciting shows from the Canine Stars, featuring big air jumps, agility, and incredible feats of doggie athleticism.

Other event highlights include demonstrations from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the 4-H Dog Obedience Training Program.

There will also be a free photo booth to commemorate the occasion.

For more information, visit the city’s website at www.centennialcolorado.com or call 303-325-8000.

IF YOU GO

Centennial Dog Days

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14

Where: Centennial Center Park

13050 E. Peakview Ave.

Centennial

Entertainment schedule:

• 10:15 to 11 a.m. — Cast-A-Ways Comedy Show

• 11 to 11:30 a.m. — The Canine Stars

• Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Arapahoe Sheriff K-9 Unit

• 12:45 to 1 p.m. — 4-H Dog Obedience Demo

• 1:30 to 2 p.m. — The Canine Stars

All dogs must be on a leash, per city ordinance.

Please be kind, and pick up after your pooch.

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