Originally Published: July 12, 2018 6 a.m.
Bring your pooch to United Animal Friends’ (UAF) Woof Down Lunch, and enjoy the day on the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
Now in its 10th year, the event features demonstrations by dog experts, vendors, live music, raffles, and adoptable dog introductions. A $20 ticket includes a picnic lunch, choice of a handcrafted pet bowl or ten raffle tickets, and pet food samples for your furry friend, according to a news release.
The Gurley Girls will perform their blend of fem-folk pop rock from 10 a.m. to noon and the Prescott Ukulele Guild will play a variety of lively tunes from 12:30 to 1:30.
Visitors will be wowed by demonstrations scheduled throughout the day. At 11 a.m., Holly Hill of True Harmony Dog Training will show off some impressive dog tricks. At 11:30, local police K9 units will exhibit their law enforcement skills. At 1:30, Andy Lloyd of Dandy Dawgs will demonstrate a variety of practical teachable dog skills. And at 2 p.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Search Dog Unit will present a program highlighting lifesaving expertise.
Attendees can take a chance at winning one of the many raffle baskets loaded with terrific gifts donated by local businesses and UAF supporters.
Visiting dogs can compete to win a trophy in the “Best in Show Contest” which starts at noon and is free to enter. This year’s categories are Best Ears, Best Rescue, Best Mini-Me, Best Manners, Best Wiggle Butt, Best Cookie Catcher, Most Affectionate, Most Beautiful Senior, Most Original Costume, and Most Mysterious Heritage.
Throughout the day, guests can enjoy a variety of happenings around the plaza. Visitors to the Ask-a-Vet booth can get answers to medical questions from Prescott Animal Hospital doctors and staff. Free children’s activities also will be held all day. Pet food suppliers will be on hand to provide free food samples and treats. Introductions to adoptable UAF dogs will take place all day in the UAF adoption area and photos of adoptable cats will be displayed at the Kitty City booth.
Woof Down Lunch is sponsored in part by Olsen’s for Healthy Animals, Whiskers Barkery, Prescott Animal Hospital, Prescott Area Pet Emergency Hospital, The Prescott Dog, The Flagstaff-Sedona Dog, think4inc, American Financial Investments, Adam England — Liberty Mutual Insurance, Chino Valley Animal Hospital, run-a-muk, Zeman-Mullen & Ford LLP, Doggie Dude Ranch, Kachina Animal Hospital Jarz of Clay and Kastle Keeper Cleaning Service.
Tickets are available at Whiskers Barkery, 225 W. Gurley St. in Prescott, online at UnitedAnimalFriends.org, or at the event. For more information, visit www.unitedanimalfriends.org. All proceeds will help animals in need.
All visiting dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and must be on leash. For their safety, young dogs should have completed all of their puppy vaccinations.
Information provided by Krys Krystosek.