Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw to have dog-friendly event
February 15, 2014 12:00 AM | 1507 views | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Smith-Gilbert Gardens will be having its inaugural Hounds on the Grounds event March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Although the Gardens do not ordinarily allow pets, well-behaved dogs on leashes will be welcomed at the event.

A sampling of these activities include Frisbee and agility demonstrations, a pet parade and costume and pet trick contest, and owner/child/pet hand print/paw print art and photos. Participants can also sign their dog up for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, which awards a medal to dogs that pass 10 command tests.

The complete schedule and information about admission pricing and sponsorship opportunities can be found at smithgilbertgardens.com or by calling (770) 919-0248.
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anti-anonymous
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February 15, 2014
Rather presumptive aren't we anonymous? I plan to be there with my dog that DID come from the Cobb Animal Shelter - as have all my dogs, all my family's dogs and all my friends dogs. Perhaps you might want to take a poll before you start blasting everyone as having a purebred and ignoring the shelters.
anonymous
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February 15, 2014
Are we in Sokkia? Yes, this indicates that. Wow. Just wow. wow. wow again. While you are at the Gardens and are enjoying your entitled festivities, let us not forget the ones in the same city / county that wll get euthanized that same day / week. Are you different from Sokkia? No, snosbs, you are not. Go look at the homeless animals in the shelter. Hope your well behaved dogs sleep snugly tonight.
anonymous
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February 15, 2014
My daughter alerted me to this event. I sincerely hope this event will shine on Russia about how much we value the homeless, untrained, and non-Frisbee catching dogs in Kennesaw that are not well behaved on leashes. The article says, "well-behaved dogs on leashes will be welcomed at the event." Gawd. I would ask that every single attendee to this event absolutely be required by law to go take a walk around of the Cobb County Animal Shelter and to view each and every one of the dogs that live in the cages there and that are up to die if they are not adopted. Gawd again.
anonymous
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February 15, 2014
This event kinda makes me sick. Well, it does make me sick. Quote: "Well-behaved dogs on leashes will be welcomed at the event. Participants can also sign their dog up for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, which awards a medal to dogs that pass 10 command tests." If anyone is sponsoring an event for dogs, it should be for dogs that do not know how to walk to a leash and that welcome people that will teach them to do so. A dog at the shelter would be happy for the rest of its life it only somebody would teach them 1 command in order to get into a happy home. Oh, I get it, only Fi-Fi and Sir Albert will be considered. Go breed some more.
anonymous
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February 15, 2014
Fortunately, we live in a county that has superior animal control laws. Many kudos; many, many kudos to Cobb County Animal Control. Hats off to you placed upon my heart. Being the animal lover that I am, I honestly don't know how you deal with the heart-breaking situations I am sure you deal with on a daily basis. My daughter lives in a neighboring county that does not have leash laws, etc. and the results are heart-breaking. However, I have seen an increase in strays in Cobb County. I have found that people moving into Cobb County are not aware of our stringent laws regarding animals. They are stringent only to protect the animals. Please if anyone out here that is reading this and has an unspayed, unneutered animal that is in an environment that is allowed to reproduce, there are many, many agencies that will help you with spray and neutering. If we could put a national moratorium on dog breeders until all the mutts had a home, I would pay my two pennies savings to put that mortatorium in place. If you want a designer dog, please visit the shelter before deciding that. It is the same as people wanting to adopt newborn babies of a pure breed such as they are. Go into the adoption shelters. Look into all those eyes. Then make your decision.

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