ImageBow wow wow! What a fun day! My name is Dublin and I am a Bichon Tzu.

My human, Elizabeth Ackerman, took me to the 3rd annual Dog Fest presented by The Rotary Club of Brick. She and Cathy Lindenbaum co-chaired the evImageent. AsImage we strolled around Windward Beach I made so many new friends, big, small, furry, and human, like Brick Town Council President, John Ducey who made the opening remarks.

ImageI saw puppies in wagons, pickup beds, pooch coaches and on leashes. There were vendors who sold food and supplies just for us pets, even an ice cream truck. Yum! And it was informative. Did you know that you could adopt a pet from the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter and other rescue groups or that you can foster a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program? I saw some cute dogs there and I really wanted to take one home. It’s so nice to know that there are humans out there who care.



There were demos too! The Brick Police and Hanlon K9 demonstrated work dogs in action. These dogs are used to fight crime and for drug enforcement. They help capture perps using their keen sense of smell. I was impressed


Oh yes, my human asked me to send a BIG thanks to Image of Brick who donated water bottles to the Brick Township High School Rotary Interact Club. The students sold the water to help support their Club’s local charities.


ImageWe were dressed in costume for the contests and Pooch Parade. Shane and Sue from Image judged the Doggie Contests. I was a bride and I want to say a special Thanks to them even though I was only a runner-up for the Waggiest Tail award.


The Rotary Club of Brick asked me to thank all those who participated and to tell you to go to their Facebook page: for a complete list of vendors and advertisers and to see all the cool photos of the event. By the way, all Dog Fest proceeds will be used to support local Rotary projects in Brick.