Between watching the DockDogs action at the pool and shopping the vendor fair, there are dozens of other activities to keep you, your pup and your kids entertained!
Check out the “Doggie University” tent to hear from the experts while they answer any questions you may have about you pooch. Catch awesome performances in the nationally renown Canines in the Clouds stunt dogs, local Police K-9 teams, agility experts and others.
Let the kiddos have fun with interactive games, an inflatable zone, and face painting in the Kids Zone, while your pup enjoys activities of his own, including PupCasso art making, puppy facials, and even doggie massages.
Visit the caricature artist for a one-of-a-kind of you and Fido. After all that activity, chill down in the misting tents while your pup enjoys a frozen yogurt or cools off in the puppy pool pavilion. See if Spot can break the 25mph speed limit at the Radar Run and Lure Course.
And don’t miss your chance to capture a Paw Palooza family selfie in the Kissing Booth! If all of this fun has you tired and hungry, take a load off and grab some lunch and cold refreshments from one of the food trucks!
Lots to Do at Paw Palooza
What’s to do at Paw Palooza? What’s NOT to do? Here’s a rundown of some of the activities that you and your pup can take part in at the festival.
Dock Diving – The Main Event! All dogs, regardless of experience, are invited to register with DockDogs to take a turn at jumping.
Stunt Dog Shows – The ultimate sport, stunt & trick dog show. The amazing team of rescued pups from “Canines in the Clouds” will delight with tricks, agility, frisbee catching, extreme vertical leaps, and audience interaction. There will be multiple shows throughout the weekend – click here for the schedule
Face Painting – Kiddos, get your faces painted by expert artists located in a few places throughout the park.
Pupcasso Art Making – Let your dog create his own masterpiece. The team at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod will help him “paint” his canvas using his paws, nose and maybe even his backside! You can pick up the masterpiece when it dries and hang it proudly on your refrigerator.
Lure Course – NEW THIS YEAR! Let your dog chase lures around a professional course. She’ll love using her natural instincts to chase prey, while working on agility, focus and sportsmanship.
Radar Run – How fast is your dog? Let him chase a tennis ball down the run as his speed is clocked by an official Orleans Police Department radar gun. The speed to beat is 26 miles per hour (last year’s fastest dog).
The Spa Zone – Sponsored by Tropiclean
Puppy Facials – Even pups can use a little pampering and deep cleansing now and then! The crew at Hot Diggity will be providing blueberry facials all weekend.
Canine Massages -Speaking of pampering, stop by the Massage Tent and let your pup get a relaxing rubdown from the experts. Provided by Nancy Bishop of Back to the Essentials and Heather Fournier from Natural Paws Pet Care.
Pet Paint Stenciling – Get your pup all decked out with a doggie friendly version of a temporary tattoo. Kelly Taylor of The Pet Spaw will be applying her creativing grooming talents using a variety of fun stencil shapes and pet-safe temporary paint.
Pawdicures – Is your pup overdue for a nail trim?
Doggie University – Going to school in August is fun when it’s Doggie University. Local and national experts on a variety of pet topics be in the tent ready to tackle your questions. Unlike real school, these classes are informal and pups are welcome. Pop in with your questions about training, ticks, health issues and more. Click here for the schedule.
Raffle – Restaurant gift certificates, sports tickets, weekend getaways, amazing gift baskets, and so much more. The raffle tent will be filled with thousands of dollars worth of high-end prizes generously donated by the local business community. NEW THIS YEAR, there will also be a cash raffle. One grand prize winner will take home $1500 and other winners could win $750, $500, $250 or $100!
K-9 Police Demos – Our local police heroes, along with their brave K-9 partners, will offer interactive demos and answer audience questions. See how K-9 dogs track narcotics, apprehend a criminal and more. On Saturday, we’ll be joined by the team from Yarmouth Police Department. On Sunday we’ll be joined by the team from the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department.
Inflatables – Kids can bounce the day away in the three huge inflatables anchoring the Kids Zone.
Caricature Artist – Let our professional caricature artist draw a portrait of the kids, the dogs, or even better, both!
Nauset Marine Cooling Zone: Misting Tents, Doggie Pools & Frozen Treats – Chill out under the gentle spray of cool water in the misting tent or let your dog take a dunk in one of the dozens of kiddie pools. Healthy frozen treats by Nugget’s Healthy Eats and ice cold bottled water is available for sale.
Kissing Booth – Pucker up for a smooch while taking a selfie of you and your pup at the Animal Rescue League’s Kissing Booth.
Food Trucks – Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, grab some lunch from one of the many food trucks on-site and enjoy a bite under the tented picnic pavilion.
360° Photo Booth – Visit the Seresto booth to get a 360-video of you and your pooch that you’ll keep and share forever.
V.I.D. Lounge – Take a load off and enjoy a few zen moments away from the hustle and bustle in Nauset Pet Service’s VID Lounge, furnished by Agway of Cape Cod.
Shopping – Paw Palooza is one-stop shopping for everything your pup needs! Local and national vendors will be showcasing the hottest trends in collars, leashes, safety products, grooming goods, treats and food, and everything in between.