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Eighth-annual Paws in the Park Dog event is June 18 at Shawnee Mission Park Beach
POSTED: 05/27/2011
Presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, this event will begin at 9 a.m. with a dog walk on the trails within Shawnee Mission Park. After this, the beach area will feature a number of impressive canine demonstrations and dog-related businesses. This annual event benefits homeless pets at a local shelter, and for anyone looking for a new best friend, a number of dogs will be available for adoption. Perform a catalog search for the keywords "special event" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities catalog and online listings.

All ages are welcome to register. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The entry fee for this four-hour event is $15 per dog, including a fashionable T-shirt for the dogs 's attending human. Members of the public who are not bringing a dog are welcome to attend for free. A $5 discount is available by donating dog-related items which will benefit a local animal shelter. Items needed include unopened boxes of dog food and treats, new collars and toys. A complete ofqualifying items cann be found online at

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at

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