Howl-O-Ween Helps Unveil City of Thomasville's New Dog Park

Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-01 11:07:48-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The Thomas County community is getting into the Halloween spirit! 

Saturday is the annual Howl-O-Ween celebration.

There's pet adoptions and microchipping from the Thomas County Humane Society, plus plus costume contests and a pet parade.

This year's event also serves as the unveiling ceremony for Thomasville's first public dog agility course.

"We are partnering with Boy Scout Troop 306 to bring an AKC compliant, dog agility course to our community," said Senior Assistant City Manager Kha McDonald in a release. "We’re always looking to improve our parks so when Eagle Scout candidate Trey Falconer approached the City with an idea for an Eagle Scout project it was an easy decision."

The agility course is full of challenges for dog trainers of all levels. There are eight obstacles: two jumps, one tunnel, one hoop jump, an A-frame, weaving poles, a dog walk and a sit station. All dogs must be at least six months old and be current on all shots and vaccinations to use dog park.

The course cost $750, and that funding was donated by a local business.

Howl-O-Ween is Saturday, October 31 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Everything is at the City of Thomasville Dog Park, located on South Pinetree Boulevard, across from the Southwestern State Hospital campus.

For more information, call (229) 227-7001.