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Dog club to host third-annual ‘Doggie Day Out’ event in Plum

Dillon Carr
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Boyce Park Dog Park soon to be a reality. Allison Wade and her two Rottweilers, Apollo, 2 and Axl, 8 months, check out the site on Wednesday, August 8. Lilllian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review
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Boyce Park Dog Park soon to be a reality. Allison Wade and her two Rottweilers, Apollo, 2 and Axl, 8 months, check out the site on Wednesday, August 8. Lilllian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review

Dog owners and enthusiasts are invited to the third annual Doggie Day Out event in Plum on Sept. 30.

Renee Lauer, president of the Bichon Frise Club of Western Pennsylvania and owner of the Animal Hut in Penn Hills, said the event is all about dogs.

“The whole thing is about raising funds for canine cancer research,” she said, adding she hopes the event raises at least $500 to donate to AKC Canine Health Foundation.

The organization, based in Raleigh, N.C., funds scientific research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, according to its website.

Lauer said dog owners can look forward to learning about products and services from local pet vendors, enjoy a demonstration from a Penn Hills K9 officer and hear a talk from Dr. Melissa Ackerman of Murrysville Veterinary Associates on eliminating fear of veterinarians from dogs.

People also can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win baskets full of dog treats and toys.

The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at Splash ‘N Dash in Plum, 1900 Sheena Drive. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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