Celebrating Our Pups with Pooch-a-Palooza!

Our Labor Day weekend was filled with lots of dog-centered fun. On Saturday, my MIL and I went to the annual Pooch-A-Palooza with her new pup, Maggie, and my favorite companion, Lucy. Pooch-A-Palooza is a festival dedicated to celebrating all breeds of dogs while promoting healthy, happy relationships (I'm paraphrasing from their mission statement). 

The entire festival is centered around the health and wellbeing of our favorite fluffs, so I wasn't surprised to find tents devoted to "doggy massages", a "Pooch Spa", and a plethora of grain-free/organic/holistic treats. 

There were other vendors there hoping to reach new clientele for their non-dog related products, but they came prepared with water bowls and free samples as well. Most of the tents offered freebies for humans and dogs (mostly dogs) such as samples of dog foods, bandanas, and toys. Saturday was quite warm but Pooch-A-Palooza had us covered, with large tents for sitting and relaxing (and eating if you tried any of the delicious food trucks that were there), doggy pools, smoothie stands (for humans), a "misting station" (see below), and lots and LOTS of water bowls. There were also adoption stands set up, and volunteers were walking around with adoptable dogs, designated with an "Adopt Me!" vest.

My MIL and I went last year and we had a blast and this year was no different. I love seeing all of the loving families celebrating their love for their dog and will continue to go each year it is offered! Check out more pictures of this great event below.

Looks like the day was a success!

Do you have a fun way to celebrate your dog? Have you ever been to an event like this before? Comment below!

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