NEW YORK, NY — It’s not every day that dogs are invited to enjoy the festivities at a local park but that’s exactly what will happen on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Mamaroneck.
Hundreds of walkers and their dogs will take a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of Harbor Island Park as part of the 8th annual Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk & Festival. Dog lovers are invited to register for the Walk and get pledges of support from family and friends. You can also just show up to walk and pay the $25 registration fee ($40 for a family) The event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Westchester and Pet Rescue, with some of the proceeds going to the Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals.
Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the Dog Walk starting at 11:30 a.m. After the procession, browse the wares of numerous vendors (with lots of dog-related merchandise), listen to music and enjoy refreshments such as pizza, burger, hot dogs from Walter’s and home-baked treats. Get a take-home photo of you and your dog posing at the water’s edge, get a balloon shaped like a dog, buy raffle tickets, and enjoy face painting and crafts for the kids. You can also run your dog through an agility course with a professional trainer. New this year will be dog contests including Best Costume, Best Trick and Best Kisser.
Both dogs and cats will be available for adoption. To register or for more information, visit www.houndsonthesound.org.