Dog Friendly Event in CLE: Eastlake Community Dog Show

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The Eastlake Community Dog Show was held February 11th, 2018 from 1-4pm at the EPAL (Eastlake Police Activities League) Community Center. This event was a fundraiser to help the Eastlake police department to get a new K9 officer. Contests for the dog show included Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Trained Dog, Best Trick and Costume Contest. It was only $10 to register your dog. There was also vendors/exhibits, kids coloring contest, kids craft table, Olaf & Minion mascot, Pooch Smooch booth, and Chinese Auction benefiting the Eastlake Police K9 fund.

This event had a great turn out! Alot of people showed up for the event and entered into the dog show. I think they did a great job in advertising and getting donations for the event. I don’t normally have many bad things to say about events I go to, but I was upset that they did not allow my dog in with me. It did not say on the event page that you needed to bring a vaccine record for your dog. Her rabies tag on her collar was not good enough for them. Being a vendor already set up for the event, I could not leave to take Bella home and I live 40 minutes away from Eastlake. Bella had to be left in the car until my boyfriend could come and get her from my car. I understand why they wanted a vaccine record to keep dogs safe and from picking up diseases, but it should have been better relayed to everyone about this. With it being winter too, I would think they would not want my dog staying in the car for hours too. What I learned from this experience is that I may need to start keeping my dogs’ vaccine records in the car so I have them in case this happens again. This was the first year this event was held so I am sure things will be better next time too.

You can find more pictures on the event page here.

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