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The Walk will take place RAIN or SHINE!
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Dogs must be kept on leashes and be current on vaccinations, including rabies. You are encouraged to dress your pets up! Please remember to scoop after your dog.
No dog? No problem! You can certainly walk to support the animals at DHA without a canine companion.
||Registration and Check-in Begin
||Photos and book signing with Walk Grand Marshall Oogy and author Larry Levin*
Pet Friendly Vendors
Moonbounce for Kids
Music from WSTW
*The celebrity canine will be on hand to greet his fans while author Larry Levin signs copies of Oogy: the Dog Only a Family Could Love. You may bring your own copy or purchase a new book at the Walk, and can have your photo taken with Oogy for a donation to DHA.
||One-Mile Fun Walk begins with Oogy and DHA shelter dogs leading the pack
Best Owner–Pet Look Alikes
Best Dressed Mutt
Best Pet Trick
Dog Who Traveled the Farthest
Most Precious Puppy
Prizes will be awarded for all categories courtesy of Camp Bow Wow
Oogy - Grand Marshall
Now in paperback, the New York Times-bestselling story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.
In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen–one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue–ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy’s charms.
Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him “Oogy” (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.
Mike Rossi - Honorary Chair
The broadcasting bug bit Mike Rossi more than 30 years ago. He started his radio career at WAMS in 1978. After brief stints in Birmingham and Baltimore, he returned to Delaware in 1987 as a weekend announcer at WSTW. In 1991 Mike took over as host of the popular mid-day show, where he still keeps his fans entertained in a Rockin' Good Way! Mike, his wife Christine, daughter Sarah, and their Bichon Frise, Pebbles, live in Brandywine Hundred.
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