67°FOvercastFull Forecast

Dog Days returns to Central Memorial Park

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
(SVM file photo)
Josie, then a black lab puppy, gets a drink from her owner, Jen Bergstrom, at the 2013 Dog Days. The event returns June 21 to Central Memorial Park in Sterling.

STERLING – Local pooches will again gather at Central Memorial Park in downtown Sterling on June 21 for the fifth annual Dog Days.

The event goes from 8 a.m. to noon, kicking off off with Happy Tails Humane Society’s “Run for the Paws,” a 2K fun run/walk which encourages dog owners to bring them along for the jog.   

Following the run, a variety of vendors will be set up throughout Central Memorial Park showcasing pet-related products and services.

There will be three special presentations during the morning’s activities. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Dr. Nick from River Ridge Animal Hospital will share summertime pet health information to help keep your dog healthy and let you know what to be on the lookout for.

CGH Medical Center will talk about its “Love on a Leash” program at 10:15 a.m. and provide information on what it takes for your pup to be involved in the program. Dog training expert Sue Jakobs of Dog Builders will share some easy training tips and tricks at 11 a.m.

There will be goodie bags for all pet owners, while supplies last. Concessions will be available. 

While all pets are welcome to attend this event, they must play well with others and remain leashed at all times. Dogs must be current with their vaccinations, and should be left at home if they are exhibiting any signs or symptoms of illness.

For additional information on Dog Days, or other Sterling Main Street events, call 815-626-8610, go to www.sterlingmainstreet.org, or find the group on Facebook and Twitter. 

National video

Reader Poll

A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot would block Illinois from spending money collected through transportation taxes for non-transportation purposes. What do you think?
I support the amendment
I don't
Not sure
No opinion