9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Irving’s animal fun day, PoochFest, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Pet contests, vendors, rescue groups, demonstrations, door prizes and K-9 Unit demonstrations by the police department are all part of this canine-friendly event.
Additional entertainment will be provided by the Dallas Dog and Disc Club.
Dogs will enjoy free food samples from vendors while their companions review educational information and shop for items to purchase. Pet contests include costume, talent, look-a-like, best mutt and tail wagger. On-site pet contest registration will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m., and canines will begin competing at 10:30 a.m. Pets can participate in one or all contests for a $10 entry fee.
Spectator admission is free for pets as well as companions. All dog breeds and companions of all ages are welcome. Dogs must be on a leash with up-to-date vaccinations. Attendees must be able to manage accompanying canines. Free parking will be available. For more information, call (972) 721-2496.