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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dogtoberfest Austin - Oct.23

Dogtoberfest benefits eight Austin area rescue groups.   Check out the fun events going on, and take some fun pictures too!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 23rd.
Time: 11- 4 pm
Location: The Domain, Austin,TX

KXAN presents the Dogtoberfest Canine Costume Contest

KXAN's Jim Spencer will emcee this year's Canine Costume Contest.  Categories include:   
  • Wackiest                                                                
  • Best Owner/Dog duo
  • Best Group (2 or more dogs)                          
  • Favorite Movie Character
Prizes will be awarded for each category as well as one for Best in Show.  It's free to enter!
This is a photo of Jim with Gwen, one of his beloved Miniature Schnauzers.
The photo was taken by our favorite photographer, Nicole Mlakar-Livingston.

Dog Portraits

The Neiman Marcus photo booth is back again this year.  For a $5 donation, we will capture your 4-legged family members photo in front of a custom back drop.
Additionally Nicole Mlakar-Livingston will be photographing the day's happenings as she roams througout The Domain.  After the event, we'll post a link to her website where you can view the photos and order them from her directly.  Nicole has come to be known as one of Austin's premier photographers. 

Silent Auction

Throughout the day, items from Domain vendors as well as many truly "Austin" businesses will be available for bidding at our annual Silent Auction.  The Silent Auction is the main fundraiser for Dogtoberfest, so please visit often & bid bid bid!

Demonstration Station Schedule:

11 - 11:30   Fit Dog Austin
11:30 - 12   McCormicks & Schmicks
12 - 12:30   Texas Hearing & Service Dogs
12:30 - 1     Canine Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning
1 - 1:30        Fit Dog Austin
1:30 - 2        Flemings Cooking Demonstration - Making jerky for your best friend
2 - 3             APD K-9 Unit
3 - 3:30       Wiener Dog Races
3:30            KXAN Canine Costume Contest

Canine Sports Rehab and Conditioning

Austin's own Sandra Hudson will speak about the benefits of post-operative rehabilitation, as well as non-surgical treatments available for your best friend. 

Weiner Dog Races

You've heard about them, and maybe even seen them.  This will be your chance to be part of the first annual Weiner Dog Races at Dogtoberfest.  Central Texas Dachsund Rescue will organize & put on the races.  Stop by the CTDR booth starting at 10 am to register.  Slots will be limited, so don't wait!!!