Dog Walk And Adoption Day At The Walkway
Poughkeepsie, NY - The Walkway has been hailed as a dog friendly park since its opening in 2009, so it is only fitting that this dog haven in the sky will now host Dog Adoption Day Saturday, April 20th. Start off the fun filled day with a dog walk from 9-11am.
Participate in a pet etiquette discussion. Walkway doggie memberships and dog bandanas will be raffled off.
After the dog walk, on the West Side from 11-4pm dogs will be available for adoption from shelters all over New York State. Meet a new family member, or just take a look and talk to shelter staff. Even those that cannot adopt can find out about volunteering, or fostering a pet to help out. If you adopt a dog you will receive a free gift bag! Activities for kids and kids at heart include face painting, balloon animals, and a visit from the mascot “Harvey the Hound”! Photo opportunities will be available. Your pooch will enjoy fresh baked dog treats by Cakes by Meg. Stylish t-shirts will be available to commemorate the day. Workshops will demonstrate how to introduce your dogs to one another, doggie body language, and information on heat exhaustion will be discussed by Pet and Play Resort. Other information will be available from Dirty Dogs Pet Wash and other pet industry businesses. Even a local salsa company My Brother Bobby’s Salsa packaged a special edition label to commemorate and help promote the event.
Adopting is not the only way to help! There will be a Pet Food & Supply Drive too! Drop off pet food, treats, beds, toys, cleaning supplies, towels, and old blankets. These donated items will be divided up and given to the shelters that participate in Dog Adoption Day. Come out for a fun day for a great cause!
Shelters and rescue groups that will be participating include:
Animal Farm Foundation, Hudson Valley Humane Society, Ulster County SPCA, Dutchess County SPCA, Roundout Valley Animals for Adoption, Humane Society of Walden, Guiding eyes for the Blind, Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary, Warrwick Valley Humane Society, Town of Hyde Park Animal Control, National Great Pyrenees Rescue, and OCC Retriever Rescue.
The Walkway Over the Hudson has two entrances, one on either side of the Hudson River each with their own unique approach. East side of the River (Dutchess County) 61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. West side of the River (Ulster County) 87 Haviland Rd. Highland, NY 12528. The site is administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Taconic Region.
For further information, contact the park office at 1-845-834-2867. Go to www.nysparks.com/parks/178/details.aspx.