May 10, 2012 —
CALLICOON, NY — Junior Troop #356 of Callicoon's "Doggie Day in Callicoon" is this Saturday, May 12 at the Callicoon Creek Park on Audley Dorrer Drive in Callicoon. The event was designed to help promote clean use of the Callicoon Creek Park by dog owners who use the park. Through a donation from the Eastern Stars of Callicoon, the girls have already purchased a pet sanitation center that will be installed on the Peck's side of the Callicoon Creek Park; there is already one on the Landers’ side. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase pet food to be donated to the SPCA in Rock Hill. The fee for admission is a bag of pet food.
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit will do a demonstration from 10:30 to 11:30am. There will then be a hunting dog demonstration presented by Catskill Pheasantry from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
There will be obedience classes running throughout the day, and the day will end with a pet parade around the park at 1:30 p.m. The girls will have a Girl Scout Cookie sale as well as hot dogs, soda and water. They are also selling hand-made eco-friendly beds, homemade dog toys and dog treats (all made by the girls with help from some adults). The event will fulfill their Junior Girl Scout Bronze Award requirements.