The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is hosting their 19th Annual Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, this Sunday from 8:00am to noon.
All money raised will help the AASPCA care for the 4,000 homeless animals taken in each year. Walkers are encouraged but not required to bring their dogs to the choice of a 1 mile, 2.5 mile or 5 mile course around the park.
The event will also feature giveaways, vendors and demonstrations.
Some rules apply:
- All dogs must be current on vaccinations and at least 6 months old
- Owners must clean up after their pet (bags will be provided)
- Pets must be kept under control or owner will be asked to leave
- Dogs must be kept on non-retractable leashes
- Female dogs in heat prohibited
Pledge sheets are available at registration on the day of the event and donations are encouraged, but not mandatory. Prizes will be awarded to individuals who raise a minimum of $30. Grand prize winner will receive two round-trip domestic flight tickets from AirTran Airways.
According to Doug Gelbert, the author of Doggin’ Maryland, there’s plenty of great places to hike with your dog–especially now that the snow’s starting to melt!
Photo Courtesy of Poochiethedog.blogspot.com
The guide comes complete with tips, advice and of course, a list of top 100 places to explore in the Free State with your best pal.
Here’s a list of the Top 10:
- Catoctin Mountain Park (Frederick County) offers short walks,challenging hikes & scenic views for you and your dog.
- Tuckahoe State Park (Caroline County) provides grass meadows for sandy walks at the Eastern Shore.
- Robert E. Lee Park (Baltimore County) is a popular site for all dogs that like to play, swim, sniff around and explore.
- Susquehanna State Park (Harford County) has something for everyone; easily-walkable trails and hiker friendly hills.
- Harpers Ferry National Historic Park (Jefferson County, WV) is two trips in one: A historic landmark and a hikers dream. Continue reading