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What Can I Expect at the Walk?

Vendor Village Food Trucks CGC Testing Caricatures Commemorative Walk Photos Dog Contest Pools


Vendor Village

After you’ve checked in at the registration tents, tons of fun await you and your pup!  Browse the onsite pet-centric vendors who will be offering lots of items for sale including dog treats, collars, leashes, bandanas, and even Lab terrariums!  We will also have non-profit organizations so stop by and check out all the good work they’re doing!


Food Trucks

You’re going to work up quite the appetite walking!  Stop by the food trucks for some yummy food!



CGC Testing

We will be offering both basic and advanced Canine Good Citizen testing at the walk from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The cost is $20 and all proceeds benefit Lab Rescue.  The tests are being administered by Kim Greco of Paws and Possibilities and Linda Stallings of Chesapeake Dog Training.  Passing the CGC is the first step in having your dog certified as a therapy dog.  Book your session by emailing  Walk-up tests will be administered if time permits.

Dog Caricatures

You can get a caricature of your dog(s) at the walk from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  A portion of each sale will benefit Lab Rescue.  The cost is $25 per dog/person.  The caricatures take about 10 minutes and are absolutely adorable!  What a great commemorative item to take home with you!  Walk-ups will be taken if time permits, but we recommend booking your session ahead of time by emailing

Commemorative Walk Photos

Red Leash Pet Photography will be offering mini dog photo sessions at the walk from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  All proceeds benefit Lab Rescue.  The sessions take about 10 minutes and offer a wonderful way to commemorate the fun you and your pup have at the walk!

$25 donation includes one 5x7 digital photo

$40 donation includes two 5x7 digital photos

$100 donation includes two 5x7 digital photos and two photo notepads

These sessions sell out each and every year!  Reserve your session by emailing

Dog Contest

Does your dog have the best tail wag?  Think you and your dog look alike?  Maybe you think your dog gives the best kisses!  The only way to know for sure is to register your dog for one of the categories in our Best of Contest.  The contest will be conducted at center stage at 12:30 PM!

Splash and Play Pools

Don’t forget to take your pups to the splash and play pools.  They’ve been walking and spending all that energy greeting other dogs.  Give them some time to cool off in the pools!