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  • Heurich Dog Park Grand Opening

    WHAT: Grand-opening fair for the new dog park.
    WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 12 noon to 4 p.m. (Brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m.)
    WHERE: Grounds of Heurich Dog Park, corner of Ager Road and Nicholson Street in Hyattsville, Maryland (zip 20782)

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    Heurich Dog Park Grand Opening Nov. 7

    You are invited to join us for the Heurich Dog Park Grand Opening Fair, to celebrate the opening of our brand-new dog park. The fair will be well advertised and will include dozens if not hundreds of dog owners in attendance. This is an excellent free opportunity for you to become acquainted with members of the local dog community, a very responsible demographic with disposable income, and to make contacts, build your own network and business, and educate people.

    The fair will take place Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on the grounds of Heurich Dog Park, at the corner of Ager Road and Nicholson Street in Hyattsville. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m.

    Representatives from the local dog community will make this event much more than just a ribbon cutting, using the occasion to spotlight the local support network that exists for dog guardians, as well as to impart information to help dogs and their guardians be more responsible community members. We need support from area individuals and businesses. That is why we are inviting you.

    Attendees can browse tables staffed by local rescues and shelters as well as pet-friendly and pet-centric commercial enterprises. Attendees can also participate in a number of sessions led by individuals and groups such as yourself. A few ideas we have are below, but we are open to other ideas as well:
    • Sessions, lasting no more than half an hour each, on:
    o Dog wellness and health (given by a veterinarian; could be a number of these focusing on different aspects)
    o Basic obedience or training (given by a trainer)
    o Cooking for your dog and dog nutrition
    o Grooming your dog (given by a groomer)
    o Nontraditional and holistic options (e.g., doga, reiki, dog communication, massage)
    o The HAPPY (Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years) Act (H.R. 3501, introduced by Thaddeus McCotter, R-MI)

    o Legal and logistical issues – (e.g., legal protections for your dog, moving with dogs, dog-friendly travel, building dog-friendly structures, dog-friendly home interior/stain or smell removal, dog transport services, etc.)
    • Opportunity for dogs and their people to create art together, using a variety of media (this is the Arts District, after all)
    • Dog/person lookalike contest
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