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Annual Dog Show and Bark in the Park Mean September Goes to the Dogs



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Annual Dog Show and Bark in the Park Pet Expo Means September is the time for Dog Lovers To Visit Mt. Washington Valley, NH


 North Conway, NH -It's true.  During the last dog days of the summer, Mt. Washington Valley will go to the canine cavorters.  Two annual pet-oriented events mean that during the second and third weekends in September, Rover gets to come along to enjoy a getaway of his own in Mt. Washington Valley, NH.  Pack up the kids and Fido, and head to Mt. Washington Valley for some fabulous pet-friendly events and fall foliage.  Two weekends in a row, the Valley will "go to the dogs" for some canine contentment.

Carroll County Kennel Club 64th & 65th All-Breed Dog Shows and Obedience Trials, Sept 7, 8. 9:  Dogs and their owners will take to Hussey Field in North Conway, NH for what has become one of New England's oldest and most respected dog shows. This year, besides the competition of breeds, two new events have been added. On Saturday, September 8, a Puppy Gala for puppies 6 to 12 months old will offer a special show for the littlest dogs. On Sunday, Sept 9 a new AKC event, Rally Obedience, offers a fun event for dogs and handlers. There's plenty of food for hungry dogs and their owners, plus pet-related vendors on site. This is a great spectator event for those looking to learn more about breeds that make great pets. Info: 207-697-2353.

Bark in the Park Pet Expo in Schouler Park North Conway, September 15:  Enjoy Northern New England's largest pet expo in Schouler Park to benefit the Conway Area Humane Society. The event kicks off with registration starting at 8:30am for the 10th Annual Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park, a fundraiser for the Humane Society. Following the blessing of the animals and a short walk through Whitaker Woods, revelers will gather in Schouler Park for the biggest and best-ever Bark in the Park Pet Expo. This year's event includes a police dog demonstration, a dog show, a doggy kissing booth, a jump chute for dogs, all-day agility training, canine good citizen testing, a 50/50 raffle, the zany musical sit game and a special alumni parade.  Come enjoy carnival games and many pet-and-people-related vendors that will offer pet foods, products, services and arts and crafts.  Info: 603-447-5955 or

For vacation planning information, additional upcoming events or to find pet-friendly lodging, visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). 

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