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The Dog Days of Summer

Did you know that August 26, 2018 is National Dog Day? If you’re looking for something fun to do with your four-legged friends, you’re in luck! Barnsley Gardens and Resort has several fantastic events happening next month for you and your canine companion(s) to enjoy!

Visit Barnsley Gardens on August 4, 2018 for their Mission Im-PAW-ssible Dog Friendly Scavenger Hunt happening from 9:30-3 pm. Bring your canine pal for a day of friendly competition as you follow the scavenger hunt map. Cool off at the end of the trail by taking your dog on a canoe ride or letting your furry friend splash about during a swim and retrieve session.

Barnsely Gardens will provide water for both you and your pup for the day, but requires participants bring their own leashes. After the scavenger hunt, they also offer further refreshment head over to Yappy Hour from 3-4 pm. Enjoy a selection of local cheeses as well as a wine tasting provided by One Hope, a vineyard supporting pet adoption through the sale of their wines.

If you can’t make it on August 4, don’t despair! Barnsley Gardens also has some excellent events happening on August 25 that you’re sure to enjoy. First on the agenda is their Muddy Mutt Run, from 9-11 am. Run, walk, or stroll with your furry friend as you explore the resort’s historic trails and gardens. Enjoy an obstacle course, including water challenges, with your pup or bypass the course and simply enjoy all the beauty Barnsley Gardens has to offer.

Prizes will be awarded to all participants with a special Top Pooch Prize for the winning dog and owner team. After the Muddy Mutt Run, visit the Outpost General Store anytime between 1-5 pm for a family photo with your pet. Also, be sure to check out Georgia Dog Gym’s Freestyle Dog Dance Demonstration that will take place outside the Outpost General Store from 3-4 pm. Watch trainer Cyndy Douan and her wonderful dancing dog troupe perform in honor of National Dog Day!

With so much to see, do, and enjoy with your furry friend, you are sure to find a whole new meaning for “the dog days of summer!” Plan to spend a fun-filled day with your pup this August and appreciate all that Barnsley Gardens and Resort has to offer. Visit Barnsley Gardens’ online event calendar for more information!

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