FIDO'S FESTIVAL USAŽ NEWS BYTES
MAY 2009 ISSUE
IN THIS ISSUE
World Breaking Record Attempt
Fun Dog Tid Bits
PoochPartners Launched
Splashin' Good Time
Gimme' Shelter

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FUN DOG TID-BITS

Davy Crockett had a dog named Sport.

An estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner's will.

Rin Tin Tin was the first Hollywood dog star.

The world's smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever.

Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years.

The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the 2nd highest.

Newfoundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet. Basset Hounds cannot swim.

58% put pets in family and holiday portraits.

These facts were obtained here.


Admission Information

Advance Tickets:

Single Day ($9 per person)       (Valid for Fri or Sat or Sun)

Weekend Pass ($20 per person)   (Valid entire festival
does not include camping)


Gate Tickets:


Single Day ($12 per person)       (Valid for Fri or Sat or Sun)

Weekend Pass
($20 per person)   (Valid entire festival
does not include camping)


Camping at
Fido's Festival USAŽ


Recreational Vehicle Camping    $40 per person (Valid Fri-Sun)

Tent Camping
$30 per person (Valid Fri-Sun)


Camping includes admission to the entire festival with added evening activities for campers.

Bathroom facilities include indoor restrooms. There are no showers available at the fairgrounds. 

Children 12 and under and dogs attend the festival and camping free of charge.

Tickets go on sale in June.

 
Woof, Woof...Barking Good Fun!  

Pssst...we're arranging some really great things this year at Fido's Festival USAŽ. You are not going to believe it!!

There will be lots of island activities for all my doggie friends sure to bring barks of delight. We get to go swimming (who doesn't like to cool down), compete in island contests, run in a newly designed doggie play area, hang out with some TV celebrity dogs, and, rumor has it, that a talent scout will be amongst us.

There are some "paws"itively fabulous things in the works for human types too like sand building contests, presentations all about us, and an Island Marketplace that offers doggie products and services. I just LOVE that part! My owner can't resist buying me things so I always wind up with some really cool new stuff.

I'm also excited because I get to "ruff" it this year at Fido's Island Campout, where everyone can plan a staycation from Friday until Sunday. We will have our very own Woofstock with evening entertainment for the campers. What a way to end the summer!

I'm sooooooo excited and can't wait for August 28th to start off my fun weekend. In preparation I'm very busy brushing up on my island limbo and looking forward to seeing all the hot babes competing in the swimsuit contest. There's going to be lots of island music and scrumptious food. Yum...don't we all love to eat!

Did you hear what else is happening at the festival? The Worlds Largest Dog Wedding Ceremony record breaking attempt. Hey, I'm single. Maybe now is a good time for me to think about wedding bells.

Take it from me, this is going to be a "grrr"eat weekend. Help me spread the word so all dogs and dog lovers get to have as good a time as we do.


Sincerely,
 
Fido   
 
PoochPartners Launched!

It's a destination wedding for dogs! As announced in our April newsletter, we will be attempting to break a WORLD RECORD for the Worlds Largest Dog Wedding Ceremony at Fido's Festival USAŽ's "Tropical Pooch Paradise" on Saturday, August 29 at 2 PM.

We want to make sure your dog finds his or her perfect match to prance down the aisle with so we have created our very own doggie matching service on the Fido website called PoochPartners.

The process is quite simple. Create an ID and password and add a picture of your "what's not to love" dog. In the description question, list what makes your dog the perfect catch! You can then search amongst the other doggies available or wait for someone to request a match.

Have more than one lovable canine? No problem. You can add as many dogs as you would like and match them up to each other or other available dogs. The choice is yours!

Once matched, the dogs will move from the single section to the couple section. Then they are all set to bark their wedding vows and be part of the excitement of breaking a world record at the group wedding. They will receive a treat and a special certificate to prove they helped break the record.

We will send email instructions to the happy couples as to the process and procedures for participation as their wedding day approaches.

Remember, there is no charge to participate in the wedding ceremony. This is a free event taking place at Fido's Festival USAŽ. An admission ticket to the festival is required and can be purchased in advance for $9 per person. Dogs and kids 12 and under free. Tickets at the gate are $12.

Splashin' Good Time

Doesn't every tropical island include water?  Well, so does ours. At our "Tropical Pooch Paradise" you will find the cool welcoming waters provided by Ultimate Air DogsŽ who will offer dock diving competitions for professional dogs. Enjoy a poolside seat and watch the excitement as dogs compete. Dogs can register to participate on the UAD website. Dogs who wish to jump for fun can sign-up at the festival. If your dog loves swimming and needs a cooling off break from summer temperatures, this is the chance to give it a try. Even novice dogs can fly!

Gimme' Shelter

Did you know that since our last newsletter the following rescues have registered to attend Fido's Festival USAŽ: Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue, Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel RescueMid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League and Salem County Humane Society. It is our pleasure to welcome all rescues and shelters to this year's festival.

Shelters and rescues are an important part of Fido's Festival USAŽ and as such booth space is free. All rescues are encouraged to bring their adoptable dogs with the hope that their new forever home will be found.

Since launching Fido's Festival USAŽ we have met many of the rescue volunteers who help to improve the lives of homeless animals.  Including shelters and rescues in the festival is an integral part of our mission.  If you adopted a dog from a rescue or shelter not on our list, please let them know about Fido's Festival USAŽ so they too can join us.

If you are a rescue and you have not yet completed your application, the form is available on-line. Sign-up and we will add your name and link to our website.
 

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