Agway of Cape Cod’s” Paw Palooza” Returns In August
Cape Cod will once again be home to New England’s largest dog festival with the return of Paw Palooza on August 1st and 2nd at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. The extravaganza is put on by The Agway of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation and benefits the Cape’s two largest animal shelters --- the MSPCA in Centerville and the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s shelter in Brewster.
Now in its fourth year, Paw Palooza has become the signature, summer event for dog lovers who live on or are visiting the Cape. The Foundation has donated more than $100,000 to the Animal Rescue League and the MSPCA as a result of the festival.
Paw Palooza will once again feature the thrilling action of an official dock diving competition. The country’s fastest growing canine sport, dock diving showcases dogs leaping into a 40-foot pool as they compete for distance and height. Competitors are expected to travel from across the country to compete and wow the crowds, but local novices are also welcome to try for the first time. Registration can be done online at www.pawpaloozacapecod.com or on-site at the festival.
The festival will also include performances by the world-famous Canines in the Clouds Stunt Dogs. The team of all rescue dogs performs agility, frisbee catching and jaw-dropping tricks and stunts. They’ll also be bringing their “mini dock” for dogs to dip their paw in dock diving before heading to the main event. Canines in the Clouds have been featured on Animal Planet, Late Night with David Letterman, ESPN and more!
The weekend will also include K-9 demos from our local police departments; a puppy pool pavilion; a caricature artist; a “radar run” for dogs to test their speed; a lure course; an interactive agility course; a puppy spa zone with doggie massages, facials and more; a vendor fair with nearly 100 local and national companies; a doggie kissing booth; “pupcasso” art-making for pups; face painting; a Kids Zone; food trucks; and tons of unique activities for dogs and their families. Admission is $7 (no charge for kids 12 and under or dogs).
Multiple food trucks will be on hand selling lunch, ice cream and other goodies. All well-socialized, rabies vaccinated, leashed dogs are welcome!
For up-to-date information on Agway of Cape Cod’s Paw Palooza 2020, visit pawpaloozacapecod.com.