Somehow (due to poor planning to my part) I have been out of town for both Puppypaloozas this year. I will definitely plan better for next year as I am sure my dog would love nothing more than to go a baseball game. He always enjoys taking a nap while watching them at home, at least.
The twice annual event benefits the Cleveland Animal Protection League. Although the game starts at 7:05, you’ll want to get there early. The Puppypalooza vendors, which include PetPeople, Banfield Pet Hospital, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the Cleveland APL, will open up shop starting at 5:30. Only the first 300 dogs and humans can participate in the Puppypalooza Parade during the pregame ceremonies, so you’ll want to start lining up well before 6:15 p.m. in order to make the parade.
If you do plan to go, keep in mind these rules:
- All dogs must remain on a leash at ALL times including when you and your dog are seated in the ballpark. Retractable leashes are not permitted.
- 1 Dog per 1 Adult only. — All participants are required to sign the liability waiver. You must bring a signed waiver or sign one at registration to participate in the Event.
- Each dog must have a “canine” ticket for admission to the Event, and must be accompanied by at least one ticket-holding adult owner over the age of 18. All participants must register/check-in at the Gate C / East Ninth Street Patio Entrance starting at 5:30PM on the day of the Event.
- Veterinarians from Banfield Pet Hospitals will be available day of game.
- You MUST bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records. All dogs must be up to date on the following vaccinations:
- Rabies -given annually, but sometimes can be a 3 year.
- DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza) – given annually.
- Parvo – given annually, many times this is included in the DHLP and indicated as DHLPP.
- Bordatella – given either every six months or annually. Sometimes referred to as: Kennel Cough OR Tracheobronchitis.
**Important ** This question came up on the Facebook page and I think it’s a good one – where do the dogs relieve themselves? According to the Puppypalooza Info page: “There will be a designated space outside the Carnegie Tent for dogs to relieve themselves while attending the Event.” Good to know!
And if, like me, you can’t make it this year – enjoy some pictures from June’s Puppypalooza event. Almost as good as being there right?