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Annual Pooch Fest Happening in Florence

The City of Florence will hold its annual Pooch Fest on Saturday, September 12 on the campus of the Florence Government Center.

Registration is at 10 a.m. and the competition begins at 10:30 a.m. The fee to register is $5 per dog. Registration forms are available in the Florence Government Center lobby or online at

Bring your pooch for a day of competition, fun, and social interaction. Activities include: Best in Parade, Best in Show, Obstacle Course, Owner Look-a-like, and Tricks. Prizes and treats will be awarded.

Pooch requirements include:

  • Must have current license
  • Be in good health
  • Kept on a leash
  • Owner provide pooper scoopers

Volunteers are welcome to assist. Vendors may rent space for $15 and share information on pet-related boarding, fitness, grooming, health, nutrition, obedience, etc.   

For more information, call 859-647-5439 or go to

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