La Plata, MD – What amazing weather for the Maryland DogFest last weekend! Heard no complaints from any dogs and that’s all that mattered at this event! We loved seeing family, friends, and dogs gathered together enjoying the festival. The day was filled with fun, festivities, businesses, dog demonstrations, pet adoptions, pets and pet lovers, food and more! And most importantly the dogs were all happy and refreshed as the Maryland DogFest had small pools all around the event for the dogs to cool off in and there was even an ice cream vendor selling pup ice cream that we saw many dogs enjoying! We also met some really fun, amazing businesses that if you weren’t able to come out last weekend they are still very much so welcoming you today! It was a delight meeting these exhibitors as they were all so welcoming and showed amazing customer service! With that being said TheBayNet would like to recommend some local businesses for you to visit;


Not two minutes after walking into the festival we were greeted by Tracy Vasquez, Christina Stickel, and Amanda Calhoun with the Radiant Home Group of Re/Max One. They are most definitely ready to help you with your buying/selling needs in Maryland and Virginia! Meeting this group was a joy and they even rolled out the red carpet for any doggy visitors that came their way! And if that wasn’t enough they had fun photo props and were very willing to smile and laugh and welcome all pets and pet owners too! Something amazing that we learned about this fun group is they launched a program that donates a portion of their commission to honor members of the United States Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Service, and Emergency Medical Service.
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Check out their fun pictures in the gallery and meet the beautiful 3 year old Great Dane “Sky” in the cover photo! (Sky’s proud owner is Ms. Olivia Chenault) 
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4 Pets’ Sake Pet Sitting Services  has been in business since 2003 and offers exceptional dog walking and pet sitting services.
We met owner Terri Robinson along with two staff members, Frank Yates and Susan Casarez. They are all extremely well trained in pet care and they are all trained in pet CPR and first aid. 

Make sure you stop by and see them at the SMAWL Pet Fair


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Would you like a pet spa to stop by your house and pamper your dog??

How about Hot Doggy Dos mobile dog  grooming! Owner Christina Bowie and  groomer Jessica Kim are so friendly  and want to stop by your home and  take the stress of getting your dog to  the groomer right out of your hands.  Hot Doggy Dos only uses the best  products for your pet as they  understand the importance of family.  You will definitely want to contact them today for all of your grooming   needs and get a FREE TEETH   BRUSHING with purchase of a nail trim! 

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                   What an amazing family business Applejack K9 Academy is! 

Since 1987 Applejack K-9 Academy has been training all kinds of dogs and breeding the finest German Shepherd puppies. They have some awesome training pictures in the gallery! We had the pleasure of meeting Kyle Ramsey, Ryan Ramsey, Joe Amber, Ariel Viar, and Kenna Williams. This team is known for their expertise in dog psychology and behavior modification. Check out their ERWD organization The Elite Registry of Workings Dogs is a non-profit organization that provides a service dog to those with mental and physical disabilities. SAVE THE DATE for their Second Annual BoonDoggie Benefit Bash supporting the ERWD June 22nd and the 2nd annual Golf Tourney October 4th. Click on links for more info! 

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Meet Kate Strode, owner of Kate’s K9 Pet Care.
Kate’s K9 Pet Care provides services such as dog walking and pet sitting. They are very particular about making sure there is a dog walker dedicated to your pet as they build a relationship and take special care of your best friend. We were able to meet two of Kate’s Pet Care Professionals Phillip Trusty and Adam Cho whom are very excited to care for your dog. Kate’s K9 Pet Care strives to ensure Healthier Happier Pets and offers taxi service and even taking your dog to the park. Mention TheBayNet for $20 OFF your first Pet Care Service! Kate’s K9 Pet Care also offers referral discounts!
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Owner of Bone-A-Fied Friends Forever Pet Services, Christina McCauley, was noticeably the real deal when it comes to dog training. We also got to meet trainer’s Jack McCauley, Megan Sanchez, and Dee Hart as well as intern Olivia O’Dell and volunteer Joan Bagley. What an amazing group, it makes sense that BFF was voted Best of the Best in Washingtonian Magazine 2012-2018! BFF provides a variety of Obedience and Sports classes including Agility, Disc Dog, Treibball, Nose Work, Tracking, Tricks, Antler Shed Hunting, Rally, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Puppy STAR,  and Therapy Dog.  
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Last but definitely not least we had an amazing conversation with Charlotte and Steve Mandragos at the Paws -n- Play booth.
Charlotte was able to tell us about an awesome non profit organization, Canine Corps Dog Sanctuary, this is a must read! 

Canine Corps Dog Sanctuary is a 501 (C) (3) that has been formed to provide a place for Reservists and Guard members who have been called to active duty and are heading overseas. Their object is to provide a safe and friendly place for their loved ones while they are deployed.

They are actively seeking government contracts so that they can provide for these “family members” while their loved ones have been deployed. The profits from this venture is to raise money for the dogs so they can provide these services.

They are a non-profit organization that relies on donations and volunteers. If you are able please take a moment to DONATE HERE!

Wrapping things up TheBayNet would like to thank Maryland DogFest for an amazing time and we are looking forward to next year! 




This exciting event will be held Saturday, May 18th at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled & educational day to celebrate PETS!  Stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding Exhibits, Demonstrations, and Vendors.

If you are interested in volunteering on the planning committee, being a vendor or exhibitor, or volunteering the day of the event, please email us TODAY at

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals.

See you there and don’t forget to shop local 😉