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THIRD ANNUAL BOW-WOWS & MEOWS PET FAIR SET FOR SUNDAY EVENT MIXES SILLINESS, SERIOUS CAUSES.



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VALENCIA - Pet owners are invited to bring their four-legged friends to a free community fair Sunday Sunday: see Sabbath; week.  in Old Orchard Park Orchard Park may refer to the following locations in:

Erie County, New York:
  • Orchard Park (town), New York
  • Orchard Park (village), New York (within the Town of Orchard Park)
Los Angeles, California:
. The third annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair will celebrate pets, encourage animal awareness and promote pet adoption Pet adoption usually refers to the process of taking guardianship of and responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or otherwise abdicated responsibility for. .

Fairgoers can expect to see demonstrations, exhibits of pet supply vendors and entertainment. Besides all the animal booths and activities, the event will have great ``people food'' plus a balloon balloon, lighter-than-air craft without a propulsion system, lifted by inflation of one or more containers with a gas lighter than air or with heated air. During flight, altitude may be gained by discarding ballast (e.g.  jump for kids.

Castaic Animal Shelter "Dog Pound" redirects here. For the rap group, see Tha Dogg Pound.

An animal shelter is a facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned animals; primarily a large variety of dogs and cats.
 workers will be on hand to show adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in need of loving homes. The annual event started as a way to increase public awareness of the plight of homeless pets, and at last year's fair 60 animals were adopted.

Low-cost vaccines and spaying-and-neutering referrals will be available. Pet owners can also renew their pet licenses on site.

Residents who would bring their dogs to the fair are invited to join the Fun Dog Show. Unlike serious dog show events seen on television, this one awards prizes for top dogs in silly categories, like largest or smallest dog, silly pet trick, mystery mutt and owner/pet look-alikes. There is a $10 registration fee for the dog show.

The main event of Sunday's fair is the finals of the World Cup Frisbee Dog Competition. Qualifying competition rounds are being held today at Canyon Country Park.

Have you ever wondered what your dog Spot is thinking? A pet psychic/animal communicator will be at the fair to provide some insight.

Bow-Wows & Meows is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Old Orchard Park, 25032 Avenida Rotella, Valencia. For more information, call Yvonne Allbee at (661) 297-5961.

FRISBEE DOG CHALLENGE

The Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region,  Frisbee Dog Challenge will be held today and Sunday in Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, , part of a worldwide series of contests. The event is free and open to pet owners and their Frisbee-catching dogs. Entry fees are $10 Novice, $15 Intermediate and $20 Open. The qualifying rounds will be held at noon today (with registration at 11:30 a.m.) at Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Soledad Canyon is a long narrow canyon / valley located in Los Angeles County, California between the cities of Palmdale and Santa Clarita. Soledad Canyon contains the localities of Vincent, Acton, Ravenna, and Agua Dulce.  Road, Canyon Country. The finals will be held in conjunction with the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair at noon Sunday at Old Orchard Park, 25023 Avenida Rotella, Valencia. For information, visit the Disc Dogs in Southern California Web site at http://www.d2isc.com.

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(1 -- color) These are some of the 105 cats at the Castaic animal shelter that will be offered for adoption Sunday during the 3rd annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair at Old Orchard Park in Valencia. Shelter workers will be there to help place dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

David R. Crane/Staff Photographer

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FRISBEE DOG CHALLENGE (see text)
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