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So great, our dog can be very shy but she opened up with Jenna!
Jenna did a great job taking care of my pup for the week! He went on lots of long walks and got a lot of attention:)
Great. Thank you so much. I am sure he was happy to see you.
Jenna did awesome! So flexible with everything and Macy and Mia loved her!
Thanks again so much! Will call on you again for sure.
Very accommodating and treats my dog like her own.
Thanks so much! Milo has been sleeping since he got home.
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Jenna was super awesome and reliable. She was great with Zeus and can t wait to book another walk with her.
Great with Sadie !
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Paws in the Park
Each spring, the Helping Hands Humane Society hosts the Paws in the Park event to raise funds for the care of their shelter animals. Paws in the Park has been going for over 20 years and draws hundreds of dog lovers from across Shawnee County. Dog owners can visit vendor booths to shop for dog supplies and learn about dog services in the Topeka area. They can also enter their dogs in contests that reward both nature (“largest dog,” “smallest dog”) and nurture (“best kiss given to a human”). For a little something dif-fur-ent, the event even offers dogs the chance to socialize with miniature horses!
Tails on the Trail
The annual Tails on the Trail 5K Run/Walk on the Shawnee North Nature Trail might be one of your last op-paw-tunities to run a race with your dog before the cold sets in! If you and your pal prefer a more leisurely pace, there’s also an untimed walk. Past participants rave about the beautiful course as well as the trophies and treats for both pups and their people. In 2017, its 8th year of operation, the event reached its goal of donating $100,000 to the Helping Hands Humane Society. A scenic trek with your dog is a reward in itself, but what could be better than helping other animals at the same time?
Dog Days of Summer Dog Swim
When summer’s winding down but the heat is still fur-ocious, don’t sweat it: it’s time to take your dog to the annual Dog Days of Summer Dog Swim! At this event, dogs and their owners can take a refreshing dip in a public pool on the last day it’s open for the season. The dog swim has become so paw-pular, in 2017 it was held on two consecutive evenings, once at Balisdell Pool and once at Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center. The cost is $5 per dog, and proceeds go to the Second Chance Animal Refuge Society in Auburn, KS.
Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site
Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Park offers history buffs and their canine companions the chance to tour a 6-acre outdoor museum located on the Oregon Trail. A walk among the carefully restored structures from times gone by captures what life was like for early settlers to the region in vibrant detail. Leashed dogs are welcome in all outdoor areas, which includes the sprawling Ward Meade Botanical Gardens. There, you and your pup can stop and sniff the roses, keep an eye on the wildlife in the water garden, and relax in the shade of the gazebo!
Kaw River State Park
This 76-acre state park on the south bank of the Kansas River in west Topeka is free to enter, and dogs are welcome. With its wooded trails and access to the Kansas River, visitors describe it as an incredible place to run and hike. Despite the area’s reputation for flat terrain, the park’s trails wind up and down steep hills, and you and your dog are sure to enjoy the gorgeous vistas at the top! MacLennan Park and Cedar Crest are right next door, offering a view of the Governor’s Mansion to the east. As in all Kansas state parks, ensure that you leash your dog at all times.
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