14th Annual Dawg Walk, Pet Faire, And Dog Adoption Event

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I almost forgot to write a short post about the 14th Annual Dawg Walk, Pet Faire, and Dog Adoption Event right here in Mission Viejo, CA.

This sounds like another great dog event located pretty close to my home here in Irvine, CA.  I first heard about the DAWG walk from one of our Orange County GDA members at last months group meeting.  At that time I didn’t know I was going to raise another puppy for GDA and was planning on attending this event.  As it turns out I’m raising a puppy from the “D” litter and will pick him up this Friday and may not be able to go to the DAWG Walk, Pet Faire, Dog Adoption (unless I can find a puppy sitter for a few hours).

Here are the details about the event straight from a newsletter I received:

The 14th Annual DAWG Walk, Pet Faire & Dog Adoption Event

Dawg LogoOn Saturday, June 28, 8:00 a.m. – Noon., the City of Mission Viejo Animal Services Center has joined the Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) for an exciting event that animal lovers of all ages enjoy: The 14th Annual DAWG Walk, Pet Faire & Dog Adoption Event.

DAWG is a charitable, non-profit organization that raises money to pay medical costs for sick and injured orphaned animals in our community and at the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter allowing that shelter to remain pro-humane.

The staging area will be at the beautiful Thomas R. Potocki Conference Center & Soccer Fields in Mission Viejo, (27301 La Paz Rd. off Marguerite Pkwy. across from Commerce Center), and the DAWG Walk will take place on the scenic Oso Creek Trail, adjacent to the fields.

Mission ViejoIf you participated in past years, you know that over 40 businesses, animal rescue and pet and wildlife organizations are represented, and the event includes entertainment groups (flyball, agility and disc dogs, sheriff’s mounted patrol and their horses), music, refreshments, contests and prizes. The June morning temperature has proven to be perfect for both K9s and their people (and the scenic Oso Creek Trail will be in full bloom)!


When: Saturday, June 28, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to Noon (Booth setup begins at 7:00 a.m.)

Where: Potocki Center and Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo, 27301 La Paz Road (off Marguerite Parkway) at Potocki Drive

I hope it’s not as hot as last weekend. This event sounds like a lot of fun and I already know several of our Orange County GDA members plan on attending. As for me, I’m not quite sure yet. It will only be little “D” puppy’s second day at my house and unless I can find a puppy sitter (might not be too difficult) then I will be staying home with little “D”.

By the way, for those of you who are waiting for an update on “D” puppy’s name I called the puppy department at GDA, but our puppy program manager is in England right now and I won’t have a final word on his puppy name till this Thursday. I know….the suspense is killing me too.

Hopefully I can make it out to the 14th Annual Dawg Walk, Pet Faire, And Dog Adoption this Saturday.  If you attend let me know how it goes in the comment section below.

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  1. @Barbara, The DAWG walk is put together by the Dedicated Animal Welfare Group. Here’s the information on the next DAWG walk:

    2009 DAWG Walk, Pet Faire, and Dog Adoption Event – June 27th, 2009
    Leash up your favorite dog to join the fun and festivities at the fields by the Potocki Conference Center, with a scenic walk on the beautiful Oso Creek Trail.

    For the latest information try the contact form on the DAWG website

  2. I haven’t received an application for the Dawg walk yet. I don’t see anyplace listed on your site. Can you email one to me?

    I went last year and it was great.

    Thanks to all that work so hard to put this on and all that donate.


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