DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2009
TIME: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PLACE: Salem County Fair Grounds on 735 Route 40, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Akita Rescue of WNY

ARWNY ANNUAL AKITA PICNIC/FUN DAY with obedience demo, CGC, fun exhibits.

We are hoping for many Akitas and their owners, from the USA and Canada, to join us for a day of enjoyment!

Picnic will be from 11am to 4pm -- rain or shine.  We have many large covered pavillions, a full kitchen, electricity and loads of space!!  Open to anyone owning an Akita -- adopters, breeders, trainers, owners -- we love Akitas and want to see them all!!! Easy unload and access, no steps or stairs, large parking area.

Akita Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. This year appointments are being taken ahead of time to insure your space!! Every dog should have a CGC especially in light of breed specific legislation, the rise of dog bits, and insurance concerns! Schedule your appointment by contacting the evaluator -- Sharon Roble by clicking the button that follows.

Akita Fun Exhibits. Akita Photo Exhibit. Pet Photographer.  Drawings and prizes through-out the day!!

No admission fee ... Free Parking ... Bring your own chairs ... water will be supplied Please bring a crate or tie-out for your Akita so your Akita can have a safe "time out" while the owner eats, drinks, wins the raffle, and makes merry ... Leashes must be no longer then 6 feet. ... Children must be under parental control. Name tags will be in use so people can connect with each other!!  If you will have your Akita in attendance, please bring along proof of rabies, a crate if needed, extra leashes to have on hand, and food/treats to keep your Akita happy!!  EVERYONE should bring lawn chairs and blankets if needed for picnicking!!

Akita Fun Contests: Best dressed Akita ... Best Akita trick ... Biggest Akita ... Smallest adult Akita ... Oldest Akita present ... Youngest Akita ... Akita who has come the farthest ... Akita whose owner has owned the most pet Akitas over the owner's lifetime ... Akita and owner look-a-like ... Look-a-like "twins" or "triplets" found among the Akitas present ... Longest Akita Coat ...  Dress up Contest (you and your Akita or just your Akita!)

Akita Tests: Canine Good Citizen (CGC).  Email to make an appointment!! 

Demos: Canine Freestyle Dancing Demo!!
Rally-O Obedience Demo!!
Akita Grooming Demo!!

Leash Handling Demo!!
Agility Demo!!

Pet Portraits: Pet photographer will be on hand to take photos of your beloved companions!!

Akita Photo Contest: Bring your Akitas photos for exhibit, categories are:
Akita being/doing something funny, Akita being an Akita, Akita best friends, Akita couch potatoes, Akita working dog, and any other!!

FANTASTIC RAFFLE items will be offered (we always need to help the dogs in our care!!). Your summer wardrobe and your dog's toy chest can be replenished from the merchandise supplies. Benefits Akita Rescue of WNY.

Enter the Special ARWNY Akita Picnic Drawing with Every Dollar Donated
A Generous ARWNY Supporter has offered to match dollar for dollar -- every dollar you donate, this anonymous donor will supply one ticket in your name!

~ Covered Dish Affair ~
Volunteers wishing to help with bringing food to share can go by the following guidelines
 so we have an even mix of goodies:

First letter of last name:  
A - M Please bring appetizers, finger foods, chips/dips, veggies, salads, side dishes
M - Z Please bring sodas, water, juices

Deb Karfs will supply the fabulous desserts including her world famous carrot cake!!
ARWNY will supply the meats to cook and the rolls,
condiments, paper plates, napkins, plasticware --
we will need volunteers who love to barbeque!!

So bring your apron and help us feed the masses!!

AGGRESSIVE people or dogs should be left at home.
If your person or Akita is too animal aggressive/stranger aggressive to behave well while the fun activities and eating are going on,
PLEASE leave him/her at home. Instead, bring photographs of your person/Akita to share with others. And do invest the time and effort in training your Akita or Akita person to be nice, in the future. If you do bring your Akita, please bring proof of rabies, a crate if needed, extra leashes to have on hand, and food/treats to keep your Akita happy! EVERYONE should bring lawn chairs and blankets if needed for picnicing!!

Travel Directions:
From DE Memorial Bridge: Take Route 40 East/Atlantic City, follow for approx 7-8 miles, see Fairgrounds on left side of road.

From Route 295 South in NJ: Take Exit 4, turn left at end of ramp, follow Rt. 48 to Rt. 40, turn LEFT onto Rt. 40 East, follow for approx 4 miles, see Fairgrounds on left side.

From NJ TURNPIKE:  Take last exit, go thru tollbooths, see "LAST EXIT BEFORE DE MEMORIAL BRIDGE"  DEEPWATER/PENNSVILLE Exit -- take exit on Right, at end of ramp turn left, see signs for ROUTE 40 EAST/ATLANTIC CITY, get on Route 40 East, follow for approx 6-7 miles, see Fairgrounds on left side of road.

From the East: Take Route 40 West through Woodstown. At the light on the west side of town, Rt. 40 makes a right turn. Turn right and continue on Rt. 40. Go straight through the next light. Cowtown Rodeo will be on your left. The Salem County Fairgrounds will be on your right, approximately 1/4 mile past Cowtown.

Hotel Info:
Comfort Inn Carney's Point, 632 S Pennsville Auburn Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-351-6600)
Del Valley Motel, 368 Route 40, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-299-3933)
Friendship Inn, 605 S Pennsville Auburn Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-299-3700)
Holiday Inn, 506 S Pennsville Auburn Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-351-9222)
Quality Inn, 632 S Pennsville Auburn Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-299-4900)
Sleep Inn, Sodders Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-299-8282)
Wellesley Inn & Suites, 517 S Pennsville Auburn Rd, Carneys Point, NJ 08069, (856-299-3800)

(call to check with each hotel if pets allowed as every local hotel has different rules)

Saturday, September 19, 2009 - A Great Akita Picnic/Fun Day!

Akita Rescue of WNY
P. O. Box 428
East Amherst, NY 14051
(914) 747-4252

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