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Dog Day of Summer coming this weekend to Bok Tower Gardens

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Bok Tower Gardens is hosting an event just for dogs. On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 during the Bok Tower Gardens’ Dog Day of Summer dogs of all breeds are invited to visit and help support a great cause. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to Humane Society of Polk County.

Tips on health, safety, dog grooming and adoption, as well as some special friends who need a good home will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” experts will be on hand to answer questions and doggie boutique items will be for sale, in addition to pet adoptions and micro-chipping. Judges will select the cutest, most unusual, owner look-a-like, most talented and best kisser dogs with prizes provided for the top three winners in each category. Water bowls will be located throughout the Gardens.

“Dogs are such an important member in many of our families. We welcome them to the Gardens on this day to not only help the Humane Society, but also as a way to encourage families to get out in nature with their pets,” explains David Price, Gardens’ president.

Dog admission, including a doggie gift bag, is $5 per dog. Regular human admission rates apply. Open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., last admission is 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $3 for ages five to 12. Members and children under five are admitted free.  Call 863-676-1408 or visit www.boktowergardens.org for more information.

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