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Bark in the Park April 26 at Rural Hill

bark in the park logoMore than 5,000 dogs and as 15,000 human visitors are expected for the 9th annual Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival is scheduled Saturday, April 26, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. The festival will include performances, live music, contests, food and vendors. Sponsors and vendors are being sought now.  Read the full story

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Dog’s Day Out free in Concord Saturday

CONCORD – Concord Parks and Recreation hosts a free “Dog’s Day Out” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11am to 2pm at Les Myers Park, 338 Lawndale Ave. SE. Play off-leash in the Doggie Fun Zone and enter contests: 11:45-obedience, 12:15-talent, and 1:15-costume. Read the full story

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Bark in the Park: Jumping, playing & just looking cute

Chihuahua Therapy dogs; Chula, Cortez, Bruno and Bendito, arrive together. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)

Chihuahua Therapy dogs; Chula, Cortez, Bruno and Bendito, arrive together. See a gallery below. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)

Weather couldn’t keep local canines and their owners from frolicking at the 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival  on Saturday, April 27, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Thousands of visitors came for a variety of activities, from live music to demonstrations to dog contests.

Our photographer Gayle Shomer was there to record the scene. See her photo gallery below. Read the full story

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Voting opens for Bark in the Park’s Top Dog of 2013

040313BarkintheParkLogoDog lovers are invited to cast votes over the next two weeks to help pick the “Top Dog” of the 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival, which is scheduled Saturday, April 27, 10am-4pm, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.

Voting is open through April 17 at parkandrec.com. Judges have selected three finalists: Puddin’, a 5-year-old chocolate lab; Jenni, a 2-year-old poodle mix; and Ashe, a 7 ½-year-old Jack Russell. The three finalist photos were chosen based on cleverness and originality. Read the full story

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It was a day for dogs at Bark in the Park at Rural Hill


Penny was among the contestants in a best trick contest at Bark in the Park. (Natalie Houck photo)

Penny was among the contestants in a best trick contest at Bark in the Park. (Natalie Houck photo)


By NATALIE HOUCK
DavidsonNews.net

HUNTERSVILLE - A cloudy day could not keep dog lovers away from Saturday’s Bark in the Park festival at historic Rural Hill farm.

Contests, dog demos and a parade of adoptable dogs were among the day’s events. A “Best Trick” contest drew a small crowd of participants at 11 a.m., where dogs danced, prayed, shook hands, and high-fived for some of their tricks. Read the full story

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Head out to Bark in the Park at Rural Hill Saturday

Bark in the Park is 10-4 on April 28 at Rural Hlil. Click for details.

Bark in the Park is 10-4 on April 28 at Rural Hlil. Click for details.

HUNTERSVILLE - Historic Rural Hill this weekend will host the 8th Annual Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival  – a festival for dogs and the people they own. This year’s festival runs Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and includes a

The event includes the annual Top Dog Photo ContestCooper, a 2-year old Boxer, was named the top dog April 23, after being picked as one of three finalists. Other finalists were:  McGrady (5-year old Australian Shepherd), and Nala (3-year old Blue Tick Walker mix). (See the official announcement of the winner.) Read the full story

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