Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pet Walk through 10-block Fairfield Historic District on Sat, Oct 30, 10 am

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Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to bring their owners to Shreveport's historic Fairfield District for some fun, history, and a nice walk, says Liz Swaine, of the Fairfield Historic District Pet Walk on Sat, Oct 30.

"The walk is really about showing off the history and architecture of Fairfield in an entertaining way," says FHDA president Steve Kemp. "We will give each participant a map spotlighting our beautiful 100 and 100+-year-old homes, all within about a ten block radius. If you haven't been to the Fairfield Historic District recently, you'll be amazed at the variety of amazing homes."

Since the history tour is being held on Halloween weekend, pets (and their humans) are encouraged to dress in their holiday finest.

Pet-A-Palooza will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot at Centerpoint Community Services, 2121 Fairfield Avenue, where there will be contests--Best Dressed Pet, Pet-Owner Look-a-Likes, etc. In addition, there will be dog treats and water for pets and cookies for humans.

The $5 per pet entry fee will be donated to Robinson's Rescue to help fund their low-cost spay and neuter program. Robinson's Rescue veterinarian Andrea Everson will be one of the contest judges.

In case of rain, the walk will be rescheduled to Sunday, October 31 at 2 p.m.

Sponsors of the event include the City of Shreveport, Centerpoint Community Services and Brookshire's. For more info and to take a look at the walk route, go to: www.fairfieldhistoricdistrict.org or call 221-1733.

Photo from Mardi Paws 2010 by Barbara Beaird.

1 comment:

deadmama30 said...

This is great! My son will love to bring his dog, especially in their matching Halloween costumes!