Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/9/24

Exhilarating event to feature pet vendors, giveaways, and a live DJ for furry friends and families

Saturday, 5/18 and Sunday, 5/19

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is preparing to host its second annual dog-friendly event—Paws Fest. The two-day event will kick off on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and conclude Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. 

“Hosting events like Paws Fest allows us to create moments our guests and their furry friends will never forget,” said Alondra Moya, marketing manager of The Avenue West Cobb. “We are constantly looking for ways to be an entertainment destination within our community, and this is a perfect example of how we are bringing together friends, family and beloved pets for a day of pure joy.” 

An exciting entertainment experience for dog lovers and pet parents, Paws Fest will feature several high-flying canine competitions, as part of DockDogs® National Sportsmen’s Series. Competitions taking place throughout the two-day event include the Big Air Wave competition, Extreme Vertical competition and Speed Retrieve competition. Visitors attending Paws Fest can watch the contests on both days at the following times:

Schedule for Saturday, May 18:

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #1 – 11 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #2 – 12:30 pm
  • Big Air Wave #3 – 2 p.m.
  • Extreme Vertical Competition – 4 p.m.

Schedule for Sunday, May 19:

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #4 – 11 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #5 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Speed Retrieve Competition – 2:30 p.m.
  • Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur) – 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the DockDogs® competitions, multiple local pet-friendly vendors — such as Bark Street Petopia and Bark N Bunk— will host interactive vendor booths showcasing hard-to-find items like all-natural grain-free dog treats, pet odor-eliminating candles and more.

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