LA PLATA, Md. – If you are looking for an exciting one of a kind event for you, your family and dogs of all ages then you won’t want to miss the 8th annual Maryland DogFest. This doggone amazing event offers something for all dog lovers. The two-day, family-friendly event will be held April 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland. All leashed dogs are invited to attend with their owners.

Vendors specializing in an assortment of dog-related products and services will be flooding this event.

Some of the vendors TheBayNet will be visiting at the Maryland DogFest include;

Radiant Home Group of Remax One will be rolling out the red carpet for you to get your picture taken with your 4-legged friend! Stop by to get belly rubs and treats (dogs only) and get your picture taken (with or without your pooch). Plus enter to win a super cute “HOME” wooden wall hanging! Just saying you “mutt as well’ make your way over! 

4 Pets’ Sake Pet Sitting Services, delivers top-rated dog walking, cat sitting and dog/cat boarding services in Southern Maryland. They were voted best by Washington Magazine as well as A+ Accredited by the Better Business Bureau so we are definitely excited to see what this business is all about! 

Hot Doggy Dos is a business that comes to your home! Make sure you stop by and see them as they will not only be grooming on site both Saturday and Sunday along with nail trims and teeth brushing but they will also be doing a raffle for a free groom to help support grooming of shelter dogs or dogs that their owners can not afford to groom.

Applejack K9 Academy  is a family business that has been training all kinds of dogs and offers dog training packages that focus on developing your relationship with your dog. You will not want to miss the demonstration at 11:30! 

Kate’s K9 Pet Care is proudly located in Southern Maryland and provides Professional Pet Care. Kate’s K9 Pet Care provides services such as dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi, overnight services and more. Kate’s K9 Pet Care strives to ensure Healthier Happier Pets! Let’s go find out why Kate stands out! 

Bone-A-Fied Friends Forever Pet Services offers a variety of dog training classes where they teach both the pet and the owner. They also provide training classes and private lessons. Excited to learn more about this business! 

Dana Engle & Mileah Walker Exit Landmark. Dana will work with you if you are renting/buying, or leasing/selling your home. She loves working with everyone, but really enjoy 1st time home buyers and Military families. Mileah has years of experience moving into new areas, renting, and buying homes has prepared her to help make your transition of finding your new home or selling your current home as smooth as possible. 

Pearly White Pets is the DMV’s leading provider of anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for cats and dogs. Pearly White Pets technicians are specially trained in dental hygiene and behavioral techniques that quickly calm your pet, keep them comfortable and ease them into a cooperative state— All without the use of anesthesia!


Events are lined up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Main Stage / Dog Demo Area

10:00 am       Gates Open

11:00 am       Dynamo Dogs- Canine Entertainment Team

11:30 pm       AppleJack K-9 Academy’s “Protection Dog Demo”

12:30 pm       Treibball Demo – Presented by BFF Pet Services

1:30   pm       Dynamo Dogs- Canine Entertainment Team

2:00   pm       Doggie Fashion Show (SAT Only)

2:00   pm       Dogs Got Talent – Hosted by Bone-A-Fied Talent Group (SUN Only)

2:30   pm       Trick Workshop 101
                      w/Chrissy Joy, National Stunt Dog Champion 2018 (SUN Only)

3:00   pm       Owner Look-a-Like Contest (SAT Only)

3:00   pm       Costume Contest (SUN Only)

3:30   pm       Dynamo Dogs- Canine Entertainment Team

As a supporter of adoption as the first choice when looking for a new pet, hundreds of dogs have found their forever homes over the years at Maryland DogFest. A variety of rescue, shelter, and adoption groups will once again be available in the Adoption Zone to assist individuals who are looking to add a new member to their family.

Tickets can be purchased at the gates of the event and are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Children four-years-old and under, as well as dogs are admitted for free. Ample parking is available onsite, free of cost.

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