01 Oct

HOWL-oween Costume Contest and Peanut Butter Lick-off 10/26/14

"Dog Year Blimp" HOWL-oween 2014

Sunday, October 26 HOWL-oween – our biggest dog event of the year! We had 15 awesome prizes/gift bags and we added some new categories. And this was the 8th year of the peanut butter lick-off, which always gets the dogs smacking!

The Halloween Costume Contest kicked off at 4 pm. Registration was between 3-3:45 pm. Entry fee was $1 for Members, and $5 for Non-Members per category.

The Peanut-Butter Lick-off  began in the large dog side first at 3:45, followed by the small lickers in the small dog park. All participants took home some goody bags from Natural Balance Dog Food. Here is a list of this year’s categories:

  • Best Homemade (Large & Small)
  • Scariest (Large & Small)
  • Funniest (Large & Small)
  • Best Profession (Large & Small) example: a race car driver, a nurse, an accountant
  • Best TV or Movie Character (Large & Small) example: Superman, Ghostbusters
  • Judge’s Choice (Awarded to Team, Large Dog & Small Dog)
  • Best Team (Human Companion & Dog(s)) Must be dressed alike or common theme, example: Beekeeper and bumblebee(s)
  • Best Pack (Team of Dogs) Must be dressed alike or common theme, example: Firefighters

You can check out pictures on our Facebook page.

18 Feb

Disaster Preparedness for Pets – Yappy Hour Pet Ed Seminar 2/23/14

Cindy Sanchez leads Preparedness Pet Ed Seminar“Are You Prepared With Your Pets When Disaster Strikes?” Friends of Hermon Dog Park sponsored a free Pet Education seminar at the Hermon Dog Park on February 23, 2014.

Two experts, Cynthia Sanchez, Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructor and Level 3 CERT trained, as well as Thea Martin, Pet Disaster Planning Instructor, provided hand-outs, emergency checklists and answers to your questions. Topics covered included: What to do if the shelters won’t take pets? How do we keep our pets safe? How to approach injured pets. What supplies are really needed? We had a drawing for prizes and the usual doggie snacks and information at our booth. Seating was provided by Councilmember Jose Huizar of CD-14.

Download the flyer here and check out photos on our FaceBook page.

01 Dec

Santa Paws Squad 12/1/13


Santa Paws Squad 2011The 69th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade officially brought in the holiday season on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The Friends of Hermon Dog Park once again marched as the “Santa Paws Squad” with people and dogs dressed in holiday attire along side marching bands, drill teams, dancers, musicians, floats, equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives. This year we had our own “float” – a fabulous sleigh powered by a bicyclist and two talented pooches. We had wonderful volunteers carrying and banners and one lucky participant won our raffle prize of a Petco gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated! You can check out Santa Paws Squad photos on our Facebook page and this year there was even a video made about us at the parade.