A photo Op for your dog:
Julie Austin, Old Dog Haven’s honorary photographer, has taken hundreds of photographs of our dogs over the years and she’ll be at the Walk this year, not only as a judge for the Pageant, but she’s also offered to take photos of ODH dogs (at no charge) for possible inclusion in our 2019 calendar. Julie has been voted Evening Magazine’s “The Best of Western Washington” Best Pet Photographer for the past six years and her photographs can be seen in many magazines, not only in the Seattle area but across the country. Julie’s amazing photograph of the late ODH dog Solomon also graces the cover of the book about ODH. Julie has an amazing gift when it comes to capturing a dog’s personality on camera, so if you’d like Julie to photograph your dog so he or she can possibly be included in the 2019 calendar, find Julie at the Walk and she’d be happy to work her magic for you. Check out her website for examples of her work: https://jaustinphotography.com
How old is your dog?
Just before the Pageant begins all dogs 10 and older will be asked to enter the roped off area in front of the pavilion and we’ll begin a process of elimination to determine the three oldest dogs at the Walk.
And … really, old dogs that are happy and healthy deserve prizes as well as ribbons so the three winners will be awarded prizes too. Actually, the dog’s person will receive the prize with the stipulation that they share it with their dog. Old dogs rock!
How long have you been fostering for ODH?
We’ll be celebrating the new as well as the old as we recognize the newest foster family to join our haven of foster homes. So, if you’re a new foster, please come to the Walk to meet your extended family and have a fun day with your people. A prize will be presented to the newest foster family, but you have to be there to win!
Please come and celebrate with us! It’s an afternoon you’ll never forget. Food, fun, contests, sponsor and vendor booths, and of course a chance to strut your stuff as you walk around the park and make your sponsors proud. It’s the largest gathering of senior dogs in the United States so don’t miss it. Oh, and you don’t have to be an old dog (or an old person) to attend. People and dogs of all ages are welcome.
Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m.: Event begins
12:15 – 12: 45 p.m.: Dachshund Race for Rescue
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.: Welcome – Remarks by emcee Ardeth De Vries
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Old Dog Pageant and Awards
2:00 p.m.: Recognition of the Walk for Old Dogs fundraising superstars
2:15 p.m. : The Walk for Old Dogs
3:00 p.m.: Thank you and tail wags until next year!
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cromwell Park, Shoreline