It was a day enjoyed by all, but mostly the dogs.

The first annual Dog Day event took place this past weekend, July 29 and this definitely won't be the last time the event is held.

"Our new executive director put together a team of people that were brainstorming and we thought 'what is a great way that families can enjoy Rosebud'; it snowballed from there," stated one of the event organizers, Renee Hall.

The day included many different events, with the most popular being the obstacle race. Dog Day 3Photo submitted.

"We had a dog rescue group, EJ Rescue, that came out with some dogs that were available for adoption. We had an obstacle course that you could run through that started with a slip n' slide, then you went through some weaving noodles, through a tunnel and over jumps, through hula hoops, over tires, up and over a big ramp and then into a big mud pit," outlined Hall.

So, how many people were in attendance?

"We did registration by family, so we had 20 families registered and there was at least 3 people per family, so I'd say 60 to 75 people. There was quite a few dogs there too," mentioned Hall.

"Everyone really enjoyed the event. We had a barbecue on site and pet friendly vendors like Critters 360 and a new one called Through the Looking Glass who put up a pet photo booth," she noted. "We had Doggy Delights, who went through the I'm The Boss Youth Entrepreneurship program, with pet treats that are all home made and healthy for the dogs. We had two amazing sponsors as well, The Brick and Riverside Value Drug Mart."

Three forms were filled out for families to adopt some rescue dogs.

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