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Lark in the park for those on two legs and four

Officer Jeff Rogers conducts an apprehension demonstration with police dog Draco for Pawfest spectators at Largo Central Park. Dogs with the Largo Police Department are trained in protecting officers, apprehension, human scent work and narcotics.

Officer Jeff Rogers conducts an apprehension demonstration with police dog Draco for Pawfest spectators at Largo Central Park. Dogs with the Largo Police Department are trained in protecting officers, apprehension, human scent work and narcotics.

Saturday was a day for the dogs, as canines and their owners gathered at Largo Central Park for the second annual Pawfest.

While temperatures in the 80s kept tongues panting, the kids' and canines' carnival still offered plenty of excitement, food and tail-wagging fun.

The annual event, sponsored by the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis Club, was from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It featured a doggy mall where owners and their pets could peruse such items as leashes and water bowls.

At the activity midway, proud pups demonstrated their agility and obedience skills.

The "Bark Cafe" offered food and beverages. Activities included a kids' poster contest, inflatables, face painting and tattoos, pet costume contests and drawings for weekend getaways.

All in all, a doggone good time for people and their four-legged friends.

Lark in the park for those on two legs and four 04/08/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 9, 2008 9:47am]
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