ROSELLE, NJ – Furry friends, their families and spectators are invited to the first ever ‘Warinanco Pet Parade’ on August 4.

Sponsored by the Union County Freeholder Board and Warinanco Sports Center, the event will include the opportunity for dog owners to enter their prized pooch in a variety of different competitions held throughout the day such as “Prettiest Puppy”, “Most Obedient Dog”, “Best Groomed Dog”, and “Dog & Owner Lookalike”. The dogs will also get a chance to test their agility and speed on the dog-friendly obstacle course in a specially built arena in the park.

“Dogs are wonderful pets and companions, and the Freeholder Board is pleased to be presenting family-based entertainment at the Warinanco Sports Center,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “We invite all our residents to come out and enjoy a great event-filled day in the park.”

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  In addition to the dog show and competitions, there will be face painting, a caricaturist to capture pets and their paw-rents, an art wall where guests can draw their own pet, a craft area to make dog or cat toys for animals in local shelters, kids games, a doggy splash pad, and a vendor market that will be serving up fresh food including BBQ and cold drinks.

If interested in having your dog be a part of the various shows and competitions, you must register prior to the event. The deadline to register is Wednesday August 1st and costs $10 per entry. Registration can be done online by visiting www.warinancopark.com/event/pet-parade/. Family members, friends, and other four-legged friends are welcome to spectate for only $3 per person or pet. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the competition beginning at 12:00 p.m. sharp.