December 14, 2018

Eleventh Annual “Dogs On The Dock” to be Held Today

Best costume is just one of the canine competitions to be held at Dogs on the Dock at the Connecticut River Museum on Sunday, October 11.

Best costume is just one of the canine competitions to be held at Dogs on the Dock at the Connecticut River Museum on Sunday, October 11.

ESSEX — On Sunday, Oct. 11, the waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will once again be “going to the dogs” with the commencement of the 11th Annual “Dogs On The Dock” parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend rain or shine. Bring your dog and join the crowd for this uniquely Essex experience.

Dog participant registration starts at 1 p.m. followed by a lawn parade at 2 p.m. and then individual canine competitions in categories such as best costume, best nautical costume, best owner look-alike, smallest dog, biggest dog, best trick and best dock jumping. Dock jumping dogs must wear a harness to participate.

The event is sponsored by the Connecticut River Museum and the Essex Board of Trade. Registration is $10 per dog and $5 for each additional dog with net proceeds being donated to local animal rescue shelters. All dogs must have a 2014 license and rabies tag to participate.

For more information, call 860-767-8269 or visit www.ctrivermuseum.org or www.essexct.com.

 

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