Poochapalooza Returns on September 23, 2017

Posted on: September 11, 2017

Do you have a dog, or are you thinking of getting one? About half of American households own a dog, so you’re in good company. Owning a dog has been proven to reduce stress levels for many people, who also benefit from the love, comfort, and companionship a dog provides. Most households consider their dog to be a member of their family.

A great way to celebrate the joy that dogs bring to our lives is to join the Glen Ellyn Park District for Poochapalooza on September 23, 2017.

Poochapalooza is free to attend, and takes place from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Spring Avenue Dog Park. The park is located at 185 Spring Avenue in Glen Ellyn.

This popular annual event draws hundreds of dog-lovers. “The first 200 pooches to arrive will receive a goodie-filled VIP (Very Important Pooch) bag,” said Jen Saylor, Recreation Assistant for the Glen Ellyn Park District. “We’ll also host a pet costume contest and a tennis ball raffle, and the dogs will have a chance to enjoy an off-leash play area. A Police K-9 unit will also visit for the first hour of the event.”

The Glen Ellyn Park District works with local businesses that offer pet-related services and products to plan and execute this fun afternoon for dogs and their owners. This year’s event is sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, Kriser’s Natural Pet, and Knoll Animal Hospital.

Dog owners usually need a permit to use the dog park with their pooch. “On this special day, we waive the permit requirement so anybody can attend,” said Saylor. “All dogs must remain on a leash in the park, however, unless they’re inside the designated off-leash area.”

This terrific event is a must for anyone who owns, fosters, or just loves dogs.

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Spring Avenue Dog Park, 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Cost: Free, no registration required

Thank you to our sponsors!

Pet Supplies Plus
Kriser’s Natural Pet
Spring Avenue Dog Park
Knoll Animal Hospital