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When you head out the door for the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival you don’t have to leave your beloved bulldog at home. Bring your dog on a leash and come enjoy lots of pet-friendly fun including: a Pet Parade, Pet Costume Contest, Dog Stunt Shows, Lure Chasing, Pet Photo Booth and a variety of fabulous Pet Vendors. The 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in beautiful Blackburn Park on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Admission is FREE.
Here are some highlights you can share with your Shih Tzu:
Our popular Pet Parade will take place on Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm. Starting from Pet World, you and your Pomeranian can strut your stuff around the park.
The Pet Costume Contest begins immediately following the Pet Parade on Sunday, March 26 at approximately 2:45 pm in Pet World. This event is free, but requires registration. Here’s the link to register: PetWorld.BrookCherryFest.org. To help you plan your pet’s winning outfit, here are the costume categories:
Enjoy Dog Stunt Shows throughout the weekend by Gail Mirabella & The Dynamo Dogs. These amazing, high-energy exhibitions showcase the dogs’ agility and mastery of disc dog skills. Gail’s unique presentation brings out the dogs’ best, thanks to the genuine bond they share. For the past 15 years, Gail has been active in canine sports training and entertainment. Along with her talented dogs, she’s been featured as part of the Purina Incredible Dog Team, K-9’s in Flight, and Animal Planet’s Expos.
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue will be on site all weekend If you are interested in adding a new pet to your household. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. To date they have rescued more than 9,000 dogs and cats. They operate through a network of foster homes, and rescued animals are available for adoption.
Does your high-energy fur baby like to run? They will love Bad Ferret Lure Chasing! This popular non-competitive sport for dogs involves chasing a mechanically operated lure in a closed course. It provides fun and great exercise. There is a charge of $10 for the first run and $5 for the second run. All funds at the festival will be donated to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.
Come meet celebrity spokesdog and mascot Hayley Blackmon! This beautiful, feisty Scottie is a spokesdog for the National Canine Cancer Foundation and the official mascot for Warm Springs, GA – home of FDR and Fala.
During the festival stop by the Pet Photo Booth and capture the many moods of your Maltese. We’ve got some great props to make your photos special.
Here are just a few pet-centric vendors you’ll see at the festival:
Pup-N-Cuts is a full-service pet salon located in the heart of Brookhaven since 2011. They are staffed with some of the most experienced groomers in Atlanta who pride themselves in gentle handling. They offer the state-of-the-art HYDRO SURGE PRO BATHING system for a cleaner and healthier skin and coat.
DobieMom’s mission is to provide resources for a healthier lifestyle for dogs across all breeds, teach and educate owners about pet first aid, and ultimately improve a dog’s quality of life. DobieMom is a Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist and a regular contributor to Atlanta Pet Life Magazine.
Bark & Board is Atlanta’s upscale, family destination for dogs and cats – their home away from home – where pet parents can rest assured their fur-children are well-cared for, comfy and safe. Bark & Board offers daycare, boarding, expert grooming, and a retail store stocked with gourmet pet treats and foods.
The Pet Resorts Dunwoody will offer free Dog Training Seminars throughout the festival weekend. Their motto is: Fun for your Pet! Peace of Mind for You. Their two Atlanta locations offer daycare, boarding and grooming focusing on your pet having a positive experience. Their staff is trained in Pet First Aid.
Puppy Haven offers daycare, boarding and a spa in their Brookhaven and Roswell locations. The staff is trained and certified in dog first aid and CPR. Bring your fur kid to play and they will be placed with the perfect playmates based on their size, personality, and activity level.
Blackburn Park is a beautiful 49-acre multi-use green space conveniently located off the Ashford Dunwoody Exit on I-285 at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven, GA 30319.
The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization, sponsored by the City of Brookhaven and produced by The NUN Group. Additional sponsors include Discover DeKalb, Xfinity, Regency Centers, Perimeter Summit, DeKalb County, Farmers Insurance Hathaway Agency, Primrose School of Brookhaven, Pet Resorts, Bad Ferret Lure Chasing, Universal Tennis Academy, Brookhaven Children’s Dentistry, Seven Oaks Company, Hyatt Regency Perimeter at Villa Christina, Brookleigh Flats Apartments and Big Peach Running Co. Media Partners are Brookhaven Reporter, Dunwoody Crier and The Brookhaven Post.
Follow @brookcherryfest on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram and use hashtag #blossom17. For event schedule, Pet Costume Contest registration, parking and transportation information, as well as festival updates visit their web site: www.brookcherryfest.org.
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