Winter Dog Day

January 18, 2014,

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 and safety information and adoptions. Dog admission: $5 each, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Polk County. Normal human rates apply.

Bok Tower Gardens is going to the dogs for a good cause for one day only this winter! Leashed and friendly dogs will be invited to visit to help support the Humane Society of Polk County, which will receive 50 percent of the event proceeds.

Tips on health, safety, dog grooming and adoption, as well as some special friends who need a good home will be available only from 9 a.m. to noon. “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” experts will be on hand to answer questions and doggie boutique items will be for sale, in addition to pet adoptions and micro-chipping. Judges will select the cutest, most unusual, owner look-a-like, most talented and best kisser dogs with prizes provided for the top three winners in each category. Water bowls will be located throughout the Gardens.

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!