It’s almost time, everybody! The much-anticipated Dogs of Dog Street event is taking place this Saturday in Colonial Williamsburg. Here’s what you need to know in advance of the Historic Triangle’s largest dog walk:
- Donations to Heritage Humane Society – Those interested in attending Dogs of DoG Street are strongly encouraged to bring a donation for Heritage Humane Society. Cash donations are always welcome, but we would also love to get some of the items on our wish list.
- Free gourmet dog treats – Free gourmet dog treats will be handed out by Colonial Williamsburg’s chef apprentices from 8 a.m. to noon (while supplies last) at the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market in Merchants Square. The chefs will also be handing out their signature dog treat recipe.
- Checking in – Check in begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Palace Green. While checking in, drop off your donations to Heritage Humane Society and register for the dog costume contest (only the first 50 dogs will be eligible). You can also get a pet photo taken by a professional photographer.
- Halloween costume contest – The dog costume contest will begin promptly at 10 a.m. at the Market Square Stage. The panel of judges (including Liberty) will select the top three costumes based on originality and execution. The crowd will pick the champion based on applause. The winner will get a special basket of dog goodies including a batch of Colonial Williamsburg’s homemade treats, a plush Liberty, patriotic collar and leash, Haunting on DoG Street all-access passes, and more.
- The march begins – The dog march will begin at 11 a.m. at the Palace Green. Led by George Washington, Liberty, and representatives from Heritage Humane Society with adoptable dogs, the march will go from the Palace Green, down Duke of Gloucester Street, and concluding at the Capitol.
- After the march – Stay after the walk for a live auction, which will feature several unique dog items you can take home as souvenirs to remember the special day with your pup.