Pooch Palooza: Delmarva Unleashed Holds Dog’s Day Out at Frontier Town
A day out on the town but…for your pup.
Sandy Phillips, owner of Delmarva Unleashed, says it’s a day out with your dog and it’s all done from your dogs prospective. The event offers everything a human might want to see at a social event, but for a canine, including a canine photo booth and canine snack bar. There will also be dog vendors, retail vendors, dog food companies, veterinary specialty clinics and more, present at the event.
This years Pooch Palooza will offer a ‘Fastfetch Cup,’ which will be a culmination of other events around the area including the fetch events at Shorebirds Stadium’s Bark in Park and the Worcester County Fair. This fetch competition will feature a twist, timing the return trip.
Also new to this years event is a Helio Tennis Ball Lotto. Sandy calls the event the ‘fetchaholics’ dream, with 500 tennis balls dropping out of a chopper in the sky at 3 p.m.
Normally, Pooch Palooza is held in the last, however, after last year’s rain out, Sandy decided to move the event to spring. She says since so many people come from out of town for the event, moving it to the spring allows the event organizers to work with area’s hotels.
Sandy says tickets are bought in New York, the Carolinas and many of the surrounding metropolitan areas like Philedelphia and Washington, D.C. All sizes, shapes and breeds are welcome to the event, as long as they get along with other dogs. Sandy says the group has been really fortunate in the past and has had zero problems with dogs.
“It’s a wonderful event the whole family can attend,” Sandy said. “In today’s world more people are doing more activities with their dogs… We’re saying it’s your dogs day out and they’re welcome to bring their human.”
Sandy Phillips and her daughter came up with the idea for Pooch Palooza through Delmarva Unleashed, a publishing business in its third year, geared specifically towards dogs. At its inception, the publication was able to reach more than 55,000 people. Currently, it reaches more than 220,000.