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Passaic County To Host Second Annual Paws in The Park Event

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department - Sheriff Richard Berdnik, and Friends of Passaic County Parks will host the second annual Paws in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goffle Brook Park, in Hawthorne.

The event will include cat and dog adoptions, K-9 demonstrations, microchipping, face painting, pet contests, food trucks, prizes and more.

Proceeds benefit the Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit obtain bullet-proof K-9 vests for all 16 dogs in the  Sheriff's Department K-9 unit.

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The schedule of events includes:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Discounted microchipping
  • 11 a.m. - K-9 demo
  • 12 p.m. - Blessing of the animals
  • 12:30 p.m. - Pet costume contest
  • 1 p.m. - K-9 demo
  • 2 p.m. - Unique/ugly dog contest
  • 2:30 p.m. - Tail wagging contest

Almost 70 vendors are scheduled to be at the event. They include:

  • Companion Animal Advocates
  • Passaic County Education Associations
  • Roscoe the K-9 Cop
  • Packanack Animal Hospital
  • Oradell Animal Hospital
  • The Madison – A Dog Resort & Spa
  • Camp Bow Wow
  • Shake a Paw Center for Rescue & Adoption
  • The Canine Companies, Inc.
  • TD Bank
  • FOWA Rescue
  • Animal Rescue R US
  • Columbia Bank
  • Bonnie’s Animal Rescue Kingdom
  • Passaic County SPCA
  • Animal Care of Oradell
  • Clip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming
  • Mike’s Feed Farm
  • Faithful Companion Pet Cremation
  • Hawthorne Teacher’s Association
  • Animal Hospital of Hasbrouck Heights
  • Precious Petz Rescue
  • City Green
  • Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historical Affairs
  • Passaic County Health Department
  • Passaic County CASA for Children
  • Passaic County Democratic Committee
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • J-B Pet Supplies
  • Two Bear Healing Arts
  • Kathy Santo Dog Training
  • The Pet Lodge at Rivervale
  • Tri-County Animal Hospital
  • North Jersey Federal Credit Union
  • Pooches & Kitties Premier Pet Services
  • Lincoln Avenue Cat Hospital
  • PetSmart
  • Wagging & Walking
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • On Command Dog Training
  • Here Kitty Kitty of NJ, Inc.
  • The Lazy Dog Bed & Collar Co.
  • The Max Challenge of Wayne
  • JAG Physical Therapy
  • All Humane Animal Rescue
  • NJ Strays
  • LuLaRoe
  • Puppy Kisses
  • Good Karma Dog Rescue
  • VIP Pet Care
  • Real Dog Rescue
  • Canine Camp Getaway of NY
  • Pet Valu
  • Sierra Jack Petfoods
  • Corrado’s Pet Market
  • Unleashed Potential
  • Eat my Balls
  • Clyde's Ice Cream
  • Gourmet Express
  • Slutty B's Brownies
  • Hot Diggity Dog
  • Fink's BBQ
  • Starbucks
  • Hawthorne Fire Company #3
  • Maggies
  • Baking with Attitude

Paws in the Park would not be possible if it were not for the generous support of the event sponsors, which include: Schumacher Chevrolet, TD Bank, Pompton Lakes Animal Hospital, UFS - United Federated Systems, Columbia Bank, PBA Local 286, Pompton Queen Diner, Aton Computing, Riverside Tire, Inc., Railroad Construction Company, Dover, Brake & Clutch Co., Shotmeyer Bros., Hodes Veterinary Group, Tri-Dim Filter Corp., Pinnacle Technologies, Inc., and High Mountain Health.

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