DOGFEST is just around the corner!

The Rotary Club of Rancho Murieta was responsible for the construction of the Rancho Murieta dog park. Now we are teaming up with Optimists and Rancho Murieta Association to host the first - ever DOGFEST – “a festival for dogs”. This is a new community event about everything canine.

The event will be at Stonehouse Park on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm .

This interactive event is free to residents of Rancho Murieta and surrounding areas. Food and drink will be available for purchase and is being provided by Art and Beth from our communities own Local Bean Cafe.

Rotary Pup

DOGFEST activities kick off at 11 am with a dog costume parade. Activities will include vendor booths of businesses catering to your pet,, a multitude of raffle prizes , dog races , and demonstrations by the Sheriff's Canine Unit . Of course, Rotary's official mascot for the event, Rotary Pup - will be there to pose for pictures with the kids and mingle with the crowd.

Costume contest winners and race winners will be crowned by our judges at the end of the event.

A portion of the proceeds (up to $1,500) from the event will be used for the ongoing maintenance of the Dog Park. The remainder will be used to support local youth including Cosumnes River Elementary School reading books, Rotary Youth Leadership and other Community activities.

It is sure to be a fun day for dog owners and dog lovers! So get Fido all dolled up for the parade and come on over for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining afternoon in Rancho Murieta! Please note dogs must be on leashes.

Calendar of events

11:00 am: Dog Costume Parade
12:00 pm: Canine Demonstrations
1:00 pm: Tricks & Obedience Contest
1:30 pm: Doggie Dash
2:00 pm: Announcement of contest winners
2:45 pm: Closing Remarks

Sponsorship and booth space is still available, so if interested please contact Rancho Murieta Rotary at 916-813-4094 for more information and a sponsorship package.

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DOGFEST Activities and Event info -June 9th ****UPDATED

DOGFEST (at the Rotary Dog Park at Stonehouse Park) is now less than 2  weeks away (June 9th)! 


We now have a final schedule set for this event whichs starts at 11 am and ends at 3 pm.


Plan on participating in the Costume Parade at the beginning of the event....costumes are encouraged but not mandantory, and awards will be announced in 3 categories.  As well, we will be having a "Doggie Dash" competition, so if your pet is fast, you'll want to enter the races...awards and "Bragging Rights" will be given to Fastest Small Dog and Fastest Big Dog in the community.

We have several groups that will be doing demonstrations at DOGFEST...a schedule outlining the days activites will be posted prior to the event on this site and also prominently displayed at the event.

Our own Local Bean Cafe will be serving food and drink at the event available for purchase and we having a raffle ($1 per ticket or dog's height for $5, arms length for $10 and your height for $20) that includes a bunch of great raffle  prizes  ---so remember to bring $$ to the event!

Vendor Booth commitments continue to roll in, and we are expecting a nice variety of participants that offer services and products that cater to dogs.  We also have commitments from several dog rescue and adoption non-profit organizations.


Remember all dogs must be on leashes for this event.   We hope to see you and your pet on the 9th!

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