Calling all animal lovers! Poi Dogs & Popoki (PDP), an animal welfare nonprofit, invite all community members and their furry friends to the 2nd Annual West Oahu Pet Walk and Summer Fair on Sunday, June 7 at Ewa District Park. The event starts with registration at 8 a.m., a Pet Walk at 9 a.m., and finally a Summer Fair with games, activities and food booths from 10 a.m. – noon.
During the leisurely one-mile walk around the Ewa Plain, participants will have the opportunity to meet other animal lovers and their pets while visiting five Pup Tent comfort stations to pick up snacks, refreshments and goodies for both pets and people. The Pup Tents include:
- Haseko pet waste dispenser – be a good neighbor, always pick up poo
- Gentry emergency pet sticker – let emergency workers know how many pets are at home
- DR Horton bone food mat – keep food in its place and not on the floor
- Monsanto grass seed pouch – a little munchy for the tummy (for cats and dogs!)
- Enterprise Rental Car auto freshener – a sweet scent for your best friend.
Tails of Hawaii Summer Fair
Costume Contest – put your pet in their best aloha attire! Prizes for top 3 best dressed
Photo Contest – bring an 8×10 funny photo of your dog or cat. Prizes for top dog and cat
Canine Games, Competitions and Demonstrations – a fun agility course (for the novice!), balls-n-bubbles, and tennis ball race. Prizes for all participants – regardless of ability!
Poi Dog Bath and Spa – enjoy a free dog bath with a donation to PDP
Pups Pool Play and Water Games – on a hot summer day, a water play is great for big and small pups
Keiki Kennel – a special play area with bouncers and games just for the keiki
“Ask a Vet” with Animal House Veterinary Hospital – learn more about pet health
“Ask a Trainer” with Sit Means Sit – address behavioral issues to ensure a happy home
The Big Fix and Pet Service Booths – learn more about the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, receive a $10 microchip identification, and pick up information about animal care and welfare
Food booths including choice of free watermelon, popcorn or cotton candy for each registered participant
Register online or download the registration form at www.poidogsandpopoki.org. The registration fee is $50 and includes the entire family.
Each registration will receive a free Pet Pouch. All proceeds will benefit animal welfare programs run by PDP, including The Big Fix, a fully-equipped mobile veterinary clinic that provides low-cost spay and neuter services on Oahu.