Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace Goes to the Dogs!

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Animal Services Division

Once again this year, dogs will converge on the Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace, bringing a lot of fun for humans and their four-footed friends. This year, Dogs on Parade, the biggest event of the year for the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter, will be held on July 23rd.Dogs-on-Parade-2013

People are encouraged to bring their friendly, social dogs, but there is plenty of fun to be had even without a canine companion in tow.

The evening’s schedule includes:

5:30: Doggie Demonstrations: Watch examples of some awesome teamwork and training including 4-H dog obedience club (these kids and their dogs put every adult you know to shame!), dog tricks, and more.

7:00: Dog Parade: You and your pooch can join the parade through the Tuesday Marketplace. It’s a fun, short walk and people love to watch the dogs strut their stuff.

7:30: Contests! Dog-Owner Look-Alike, Smallest Dog (over one-year-old), Largest Dog, Best Trick, Best Costume. GREAT Prizes contributed by local businesses!

The event is FREE, but of course donations for the shelter are welcome.

“This is just a fabulous community event. It’s fun for people – and dogs – of all ages. We hope everyone will come out and support the shelter, and have a good time,” says Deborah Wood, manager of Animal Services for Washington County.

Media Contact:

Debbie Wood, Animal Services Manager