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Wednesday, Apr 3 2013
Each year, DogFest takes over Duboce Park to celebrate the joys of four-legged friends and the children who love them, all in an effort to raise money for San Francisco’s McKinley Elementary School via silent auction. Now in its sixth year, DogFest includes a parade and the “Everyday Dog Show” (no fancy bows or skills required), with categories like best coat, best park, and best twin-like ability to morph into looking like one’s owner. Families considering adopting will find resources to explore as well as the opportunity to take on a rescued dog. Face painting, carnival games, food, and other kid-friendly activities round out the day. Local native Daniel Handler, best known as children’s author Lemony Snicket takes the leash and serves as the afternoon’s host.
Sat., April 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2013

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