Dog Day of Summer is coming to Loveland’s Namaqua Park – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Looking for a good time to bark on Saturday? Need advice on how to “play responsibly” with your canine companion? Then, strap up your furry friends and bring them to Namaqua Park in Loveland for the seventh annual dog day of the summer, starting at 6 p.m.

“Our natural spaces are incredibly popular with people walking their dogs,” said Michele Van Hare, environmental educator for the city’s Open Land and Trails division. “We are using the event as a decoy to spread our message of encouraging responsible dog owner use of our natural spaces.”

This year’s event will be familiar to those making a trip back, with equipment demonstrations, training tips, as well as grooming and nutrition information.

Loveland Police K9 officers will also be on hand for a demonstration, and the Find-the-Dogs scavenger hunt and photo op area are back.

The growing event will also include some exciting new features, according to Van Hare.

Two animal rescue organizations – Big Bones Canine and Moving Mountains Animal Rescue – will be on hand. Dogs and their owners will also have the chance to try agility obstacles and canine parkour, also known as urban agility.

And no one should go home hungry. Two food trucks will sell food for humans, and for their four-legged companions, longtime sponsor Poudre Pet and Feed’s treat truck is back, and Be Sweet Cupcakes will provide buttermilk “puppy cakes.” peanut.

“This year is definitely going to the dogs in terms of treats and food,” Van Hare said.

Dog Day of Summer is a free event, but registration is encouraged. For more details: https://bit.ly/3nhav3e. For more information on the city’s Open Lands programs, visit: www.lovgov.org/openlands

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