The annual Pet-A-Palooza made it’s first appearance in Elk Grove today. The event sponsored by radio stations KNCI, KHTK, 100.5 and MIX96 has been taking place for several years in Sacramento. The event features pet friendly vendors and activities for pets and their humans, as well as live music.
Headlining the music portion of this years event were Hanson and Rozzi. Attendees got to participate in activities like a doggie obstacle course and splash dogs, which featured an above ground pool where dogs jump in the pool a fetch a toy. There was also an area for kids to play too.
Coinciding with Pet-A-Palooza, the City of Elk Grove and Elk Grove Animal Services held their annual Wag N Walk event. Participants signed up to walk 1.4 miles around Elk Grove Park with their dogs. Along the way there were “pawstops” where vendors were handing out goodies for the pups. Along the route there were signs with “Fido Facts”, that gave interesting information about dogs. Did you know that dogs only sweat glands are in their paws? Also dogs aren’t really color blind, they just can’t see colors as clearly as humans. Proceeds from the walk went towards Elk Grove’s future animal shelter that is scheduled to open next summer.