Dog Day of Summer

September 6, 2014, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dogs visiting Bok Tower Gardens during our semi-annual Dog Day! Photo by Stacy Nichols.

Leashed and friendly dogs are invited for this special day with activities including dog health & safety information and adoptions. Dog admission: $5 each, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Polk County. Regular human rates apply.

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About Dog Day

On this special day, Bok Tower Gardens once again becomes completely dog-friendly for a good cause! Leashed and friendly dogs are invited to visit for a $5 admission fee to help support the Humane Society of Polk County, which will receive 50% of the event proceeds. Dog admission includes a doggie gift bag. Regular human admission rates apply, and all activities are included.

Tips on dog health, safety, grooming, and adoption information will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as some special friends who need a good home. “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” experts will be on hand to answer questions, doggie boutique items will be for sale, and you can even have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Claus in time for those holiday greeting cards! Water bowls will be located throughout the Gardens. (Owners are responsible to dispose of pet waste.)

Dog Contests

  • “Cutest” at 10:45 a.m.
  • “Most Talented” at 11 a.m.
  • “Best Kisser” at 11:15 a.m.

K-9 Demonstration

New this year, we are pleased to welcome Deputy Scott Billo and his partner, Duke, from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office who will be giving a K-9 demonstration at 10 a.m.

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About The Humane Society of Polk County
The Humane Society of Polk County is Polk County’s first and only no kill animal shelter. They are committed to caring for our furry friends; therefore, all accepted animals are spayed or neutered, provided with shots, heart worm tested or feline leukemia/aids tested, de-wormed, micro-chipped, and provided a physical exam by a local veterinarian. But they can’t do all of this alone. They need support from the local community, and this event is a great way to enjoy the Gardens and help rescue abandoned dogs at the same time. Celebrate all the lives that have been saved and maybe save another one yourself!