Marley and Me:
The Puppy Years
Join us on Saturday, August 13, to celebrate the release of Marley and Me: The Puppy Years in a canine wonderland at The Grove in Los Angeles. There will be dogs available for adoption, contests, giveaways, treats and booths from a wide variety of vendors of dog services and products. All of this will culminate in a free screening of the movie, produced by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Also in attendance will be Marley, the “world’s worst dog,” director Michael Damian (Flicka 2, Moondance Alexander), KIIS-FM’s “Manny on the Streets” and more puppies than you can possibly count.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
2:00-6:00 PM – Doggie Fair
7:00 PM – Screening of Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
The Park at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Let the Games Begin!
Bring your dog and enjoy dog agility demonstrations by the Zoom Room, a Shelter Dog Fashion Show in which pups from spcaLA and Best Friends will strut their stuff, and two great contests that you can enter with your dog.
Silly Dog Trick Contest
The first is the SILLY DOG TRICK CONTEST. Dogs of all breeds and ages are invited to enter and show off your absolutely silliest dog trick. Winners will receive great prizes from the vendors, as well as their own Marley and Me: The Puppy Years DVD! There’s no cost to enter. The only requirement – besides a great sense of humor – is that you provide proof of your dog’s current vaccination records prior to the event.
Ultimate Puppy Championship
The adorable sequel to Marley and Me follows the adventures of Marley as a puppy, and features some wonderful scenes of agility training. Many people don’t realize that agility is great for puppies, as long as it is practiced safely on equipment that adjusts to their small size. Puppy agility isn’t about strenuous athletics, which can be rough on growing joints and muscles, but is rather a great way for puppies to develop better balance, coordination, communication skills, and terrific self-confidence.
At The Grove, we will recreate the movie’s finale, in which the pups take part in the ULTIMATE PUPPY CHAMPIONSHIP. The Zoom Room will set up a modified agility course just for puppies. Any puppy under the age of one year old is welcome to enter. As with the tricks contest, there is no cost to enter, but proof of vaccines commensurate with age is required prior to the event. In addition to competing for best time (and great prizes), puppies will also receive Cute Points from the judges as they make their way through the course.
We look forward to seeing everyone at The Grove on August 13th!