Welcome to Poochapalooza, Snohomish County's biggest dog event - It's like a county fair for dogs! We hope to see you and your dogs at the 9th Annual outdoor dog event in Marysville showcasing pooches at their best and brightest. Poochapalooza is hosted by the Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG), with key support from numerous event sponsors, dozens of pet vendors, demonstrators and hard-working Poochapalooza volunteers. We are thrilled to deliver an event that keeps tails wagging, with contests, the fashions and rescues runway show, flyball, Running of the Wieners wiener dog and new mixed-breed races, dog dessert dash hosted by Pupcakes LLC, Barn Hunt exhibitions, dozens of vendors, food and much more! Keep checking back on this website as we update regularly. Plenty to see and do!
General Event Admission: $5+ suggested donation gets a goodie bag for the first 400 visitors; donations support M-DOG, the volunteer group that maintains Marysville's Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park.
All proceeds raised support needs at the off-leash park needs (shade shelter, benches and agility equipment in 2015), as well as M-DOG's community activities.
The Wellness Natural Pet Food Van is on a road trip across America, and they’re coming to Poochapalooza on Saturday, July 11 at Asbery Field! Learn about the 5 signs of wellness in a fun way that will keep your fido fit for a long time!
We would also like to announce two new event sponsors: Julz Animal Houz healthy pet store now in Lakewood, and Training You With Your Dog. You can visit both sponsors at Poochapalooza, and Training You With Your Dog will provide Canine Good Citizen testing for you and your pooch.
Fashions & Rescues Runway Shows - sponsored by HomeStreet Bank Get a front row seat, and don't miss pooches strut their stuff in Poochapalooza's annual Fashions & Rescues Runway Show. The fashion show at noon features adoptable dogs from several noteworthy rescue groups; your emcee is the always masterful Dorothy Moore, Owner of The Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery, Edmonds. Rescue dogs from Bulldog Haven NW, Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA), Homeward Pet Adoption Center, NOAH Animal Shelter, NW Boxer Rescue, Pinups for Pitbulls and Old Dog Havenwill model these pet fashions, which is handy, since these four-legged models will be adoptable starting at the event....you'll want to know how they dress at home! Get a front-row seat and see these dogs live on the catwalk...urr...
2nd Show added: See fashions featured in 2015 motion picture "Wiener Dog Internationals" 1 p.m. in the Poochapavilion
We love pet fashions and seeing adoptable dogs find good homes so much that we're proud to present a second fashion show at 1 p.m. in the Poochapavilion!
This is a true red carpet event! Canine couture goes Hollywood when we welcome Seattle's own Cheryl Keninger and a line of masterful works of fashion she created that appear in the 2015 movie, "Wiener Dog Internationals." Keninger designed 33 costumes in a week for the film.
Keninger of Downunder Dog Designs has been making dog outfits for about 10 years. Her outfits can run into the hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
Seattle's Cheryl Keninger has been designing dog clothes for 10 years. Her fashions and costumes originally sold at Dachshunds on Parade in Ellensburg and has been at Poochapalooza. Now she's doing New York fashion shows with more shows ahead. We're thrilled to have her back at Poochapalooza to share the season's red carpet looks with a touch of international flair.
Seattle Artist Nancy Schutt
donates two amazing prints for raffle Thanks very much to Seattle Artist Nancy Schutt for again donating two fabulous prints for our raffle baskets! Whimsical and colorful dog art, prints, gifts and custom paintings by a truly creative artist. See her masterful Good Dog Art pieces available to purchase at this year's Poochapalooza, or visit her website at www.dogloverart.com.
Pooch Pie Eating Contests hosted by Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery Dogs love pie! That’s why we’re catering to their meat and dessert-loving cravings. We are looking for pooches with a hearty appetite and a desire to compete in Poochapalooza's Pie Eating Contests, sponsored and emceed by Dining Dog Café and Bakery of Edmonds and Owner Dorothy Moore. If you’re interested in entering your dog in any either of the contests - big dogs or small - Fill out theonline contest entry form or enter at the event. Participation is limited to the first 15 dogs in each category, first come first served. Cost to enter is $10 per dog. Top finishers will receive blue ribbons, and each contestent will receive a gift certificate to dine at the Dining Dog Cafe.
If dogs were event planners, they'd do Poochapalooza!
M-DOG is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization * Federal Tax #26-2151575