K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore, in partnership with the Park District of Highland Park, celebrates 10 years of service with its K9 Pup Strut & Expo.

What?  Register for a 1-mile walk, with or without a dog, and attend FREE Expo.

When and Where?  Saturday, May 5, 2018  9am-2pm
Sunset Woods Park • 1801 Sunset Rd. • Highland Park, IL

K9 PUP STRUT Walk Registration Fees:
Pre-registered Adult $30/$35 day of event
Pre-registered Student (15 or younger) $15/$20 day of event

T-shirts and Dog bandanas included while supplies last.

No Refunds or Rain Date

FREE Expo Activities Include:

  • Dog Costume and Trick Contests
  • Read to a K-9 Reading Buddy
  • Doggie Massages
  • Animal Communicator
  • Pet Portraits
  • Children’s Author Reading
  • Free Book Give-Away
  • Dog Tricks and Demos
  • Library Book Bike
  • 25+ Dog-related businesses and services booths

WGN Radio Host and Pet Blogger, Steve Dale

Internationally Recognized Dog Behaviorist and Trainer, Dennis Hill

Children’s Author Nancy Gee and Robin’s Dog Stars

Enjoy great food, raffles, prizes and much more!

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8:30 Walk Check-In/Registration

9:00 Welcome

9:20 Yoga for Kids

9:30 Walk Begins

10:00 Robin’s Dog Stars

11:00 Dog Behaviorist, Dennis Hill Q & A

Noon Author, Nancy Gee, Reading

12:30 Dog Contests!

Best Dog Costume
Best Dog Trick
Best Dog & Owner Look-alike

1:15 Author, Nancy Gee, Reading

1:30 K-9 Reading Buddies on Parade!

“Buck the Dog” Contest Winners!
Top Fundraising Awards
Life Size Stuffed Reading Buddy Raffle Winner!

2:00 Event Concludes

Other Scheduled Activities

Dog Scent Work Demo – 11:30 & 12:30

Raffle Announcements – 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30

Dog Owner Safety Rules & Recommendations:

  • Use good judgment about your dog’s health and temperament.
  • Please use a leash no longer than 6 ft. No retractable leashes allowed.
  • Vicious dogs or female dogs in any stage of heat will not be allowed to attend.
  • Dogs must be at least 4 months of age.
  • All participating dogs must be current on vaccinations and wearing an I.D. tag.
  • All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Handler must be 16 yrs. or older. Maximum two dogs per handler.
  • Any misbehaving dog will be asked to leave.
  • Please scoop up after your pet.

All proceeds support K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore literacy and community outreach programs.

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