Fall Fun for Families and Fido’s at Marty’s Place
Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary
118 Route 526
Upper Freehold Township
DATE / TIME
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Celebrate the joys of autumn—with or without your canine companion—and help raise funds for senior dogs at Marty’s Place Howl-o-Ween Family Fest.
The third annual dog-friendly festival will be celebrated at Marty’s Place, located at 118 Route 526 in Upper Freehold on Saturday, October 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, October 20.) Highlights of the event will include the Ruff Mudder obstacle course for dogs, canine costume contests, hay rides, k-9 police dog demonstrations, Kid Zone, live music by Buntopia, vendors, food trucks, and other fall-inspired games and activities for adults and children.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the fast-paced Ruff Mudder Canine Obstacle Challenge, which runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guide your dog through 12 obstacles spread over a half-mile of grass and gravel that has several potentially muddy areas. Dogs must be leashed throughout and handlers must be 18 years or older. Kids of all ages can follow along and offer encouragement. Entry fee for the Ruff Mudder is $10.
Adults, children and dogs are welcome to dress in costume (if your pooch enjoys dressing up) and participate in a variety of fun costume contests. Prizes will be awarded in many different categories including: best and scariest costumes, dog / owner duo costume, and best overall.
Admission for the event is $5 for adults; children under six are free. All proceeds will benefit the senior dogs cared for by Marty’s Place.
Howl-o-Ween Family Fest sponsors for 2019 include: Northstar Vets, Golden Grange Kennels, Sandra Iammatteo, Esq., and Sentinel Wealth Management.
Inspired by a senior dog adoptee named Marty and the plight of other aging canines with nowhere to safely and comfortably live out their “golden” years, Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a permanent, loving, protected environment for dogs age seven and older when their owners or other animal rescue/shelters can no longer care for them.