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7th Annual Paso Robles Dog Jog slated for Saturday, March 21 

Kennedy Club Fitness and Parks4Pups are teaming up to co-host the 7th Annual Paso Robles Dog Jog on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Dogs and their families can participate in a 4K or 2K fun run or walk along the scenic Salinas River Walk trail with the start and finish lines at the Paso Robles club located at 500 South River Road. Last year’s event attracted over 200 dogs and about 400 dog owners. Race registration is $15 through March 19 and $20 after March 19 to race day. Race check-in starts at 8 a.m., and racer goodie bags and event bandanas will be given to all participants.

Registration fee also includes one coupon for a pancake breakfast being provided by the Lions Club and Leo’s Club of the North County. Additional breakfast Dog Jogcoupons can be purchased for $5. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m.

Racers can sign up at Kennedy Club Adventure in Paso Robles, by calling (805) 239-8488 extension 33, or by visiting www.parks4pups.org. Dogs must be on leash during this rain or shine event.

This year’s event will also include special contests for Best Pooch Smooch, Wildest Wag, Most Unusual Face, Most Appropriate Name, and Best Smile with prizes for contest winners. Contests will start at 10 am in the Kennedy Club parking lot. Raffle drawings for gift baskets and certificates from local businesses will be held through out the morning.

Professional photographers will be stationed along on the race course to photograph racers. Photos will be available for purchase after the event. The North County Humane Society will be holding a low cost microchip clinic for $15 per dog or cat during the event.

Event sponsors include: Kennedy Club, Lemos Feed and Pet Supply, Rabobank, Las Tablas Animal Hospital, Natural Balance, Redbarn Pet Products, Zurn Wilkins, North County Humane Society, the REC Foundation, Howell ‘n’ Good, and SLO County Supervisors Frank Mecham and Lynn Compton.

Event proceeds will benefit Sherwood Dog Park, the first off-leash dog park for Paso Robles. Parks4Pups, a non-profit organization, is responsible for building Heilmann Dog Park in Atascadero and Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. For information regarding Sherwood Dog Park, visit www.sherwooddogpark.com or email info@sherwooddogpark.com.

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