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Mardi Paws: A Tail Wagging Good Time

Dogs and dog owners alike enjoyed a few hours in the sun at the Mardi Paws event at the Manassas Park Community Center

With the sun shining on a beautiful Saturday morning, dogs and dog owners alike enjoyed their play time at the Manassas Park Community Center.

From tiny long haired chihuahuas to large labs, the event was fun and everyone was greeted by all of the outgoing dogs just wanting to get out and stretch their legs.

The event is one of the fundraisers that the city is holding to help cover the expenses of a doggie park — something that is needed not only in Manassas Park, but in Prince William county as well.

Amazingly enough, once the dogs were off their leashes and free to sniff, chase balls and play, they got along very well with all of the other dogs. The event went off without a hitch (or even a nip) and everyone seemed to enjoy their time at the temporary doggie park at the Manassas Park Community Center.

Kris Day February 20, 2011 at 02:14 AM
We had a lot of fun, despite the windy day and the dogs just enjoyed romping together. Next time, they should make a larger temporary enclosure and a gate. It's silly to think the dogs will stay in the enclosed space when there is a large opening they can run through. Also I hope the dog park will be large enough for all the big dogs to really stretch their legs with their four-legged friends. Overall, a successful event, though.
Carolyn Pendleton February 20, 2011 at 06:48 AM
How fun! I wish Daisy and I could have made it!
Andrea Mauck February 21, 2011 at 12:46 AM
My husband and I had a really great time at the Mardi Paws event, and our two dogs loved it too,the only that would have made it better was where the dogs played, the temporary fencing was awful, but still a good time was had by all! woof woof!
Jamie M. Rogers (Editor) February 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Glad you liked it Andrea! My dog Brulee is still in South Carolina, because of my apartment situation. :( If she were there, she would have been having a great time, too.

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