If you are looking for ways to enjoy the southern spring weather with your four-legged best friend, mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Bark in the Park. With everything from live music to a pet photo booth, organizers say this annual event will be just as fun for your dog as it is for you.

This little man is Jax, a 4-year-old male beagle/dachshund mix. He is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the week!

This little baby is Chewy, aka Chewbacca, an 8-month-old female Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. Chewy is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week. She has a light tan, smooth coat, the ears like a Chihuahua, and the longer body like a Dachshund, thus a ChiWeenie! Chewy is small, weighing only 13 pounds, and will only get to about 15 pounds when full grown. 

Q: We want to be sure we’re feeding our dog the best food possible, to help keep him healthy. There are so many choices now! Which one food is best?

Meet Lilo, a happy, 8 to 10-month-old female terrier/schnauzer mix. This darling pup is this week’s HSWA Pet of the Week.

On any given day, Dr. Katy Drain can be found busily caring for animals at her newly-opened Capstone Veterinary Hospital. Drain, who has worked as a veterinarian in Tuscaloosa for the past 15 years, is passionate about the pets she treats, and their owners.

“What drives me is my love for animals, the nurturing, love and compassion that I have for them,” Drain said. “Second is the science, and third is their owners and the relationship I have with them. I love that owners trust me.”

By Liz Stephens

Sure, it’s one thing for us humans to spend a morning or afternoon competing in some sort of sport – this is 5K season, after all. But have you ever considered competing alongside your dog? How fun would that be?

That’s exactly what can happen if you participate in the first ever Druid City Iron Dog competition this Saturday, May 14, at Lake Lurleen. The event consists of a two-mile walk/trot, a novice agility course and a swim relay that’s *just* for the pooches.

By Elizabeth Stanard

Calling all humans and canines! Come one, come all to the Will May Dog Park on Saturday, April 9, because Tuscaloosa’s third annual Bark in the Park promises fun for everyone. 

Sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors and generous local businesses, organizations, and volunteers, this highly successful fundraising event honors the legacy of Will May while supporting the efforts of the Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority to maintain our city’s official dog park.  

Admission is free, donations are appreciated, and all are encouraged to attend. 

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.



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