Department of Parks and Recreation

Dogtober Day


Dogtober Day October 5, 2013

Event Details | Registration | Sponsors | Show Categories | Prizes | Barkers Bash | More Information

Event Details

Saturday, October 5, 2013
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lacey Woods Park
1200 N. George Mason Drive

Download the Dogtober Day event flyer (PDF)


Register you and your dog for events. Please fill out the Registration form (PDF), print it, and bring it with you on the day of the event.

Hosted by

Arlington Park Ranger
Arlington County Park Rangers
Unleashed by Petco


Time for a WalkCaring Hands Animal Hospital
Wylie WaggWag More Dogs
Best Friends
Fur-Get Me NotOlde Towne Pet Resort

Interested in being a benefactor this event? Read the Benefactor document (PDF) or call 703-525-0168.

Show Categories

  • Best Kisser - How much does your dog love you?
  • Most Colorful Pup - Show your colors!
  • Terrific Pet Tricks - How talented is your dog?
  • Most Adorable Dog (small & Large) - What can you say, they are all cute!
  • Best Tail Wagger - How fast can your dog's tail go?
  • Cutest Costume - Time to strut.
  • Fastest Pooch (small & Large) - How fast is your dog?
  • Best In Show - Audience picks their favorite pooch!


Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for each show and game category.

Barkers Bash (Games for Dogs and Dog Lovers)

This year's Dogtober Day just-for-fun dog show also includes Barkers for you and your dog, with a special game for everyone to participate in.

  • You & Me Agility - A fun course for the two of you!
  • Doggie Distraction - Can your dog get the right toy?
  • Chicken Chase - A toss and retrieve with rubber chickens.

More Information

Pedigrees not required, but leashes and current vaccinations are. Dog lovers without dogs are welcome too! For more information, call 703-525-0168 or email.

dog running through tunnel

dog in bee costume

1st place dog winner

dog doing tricks with owner

Last Modified: March 26, 2014
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