Pet Walk, Summer Fair Perfect For Pups And People

Pups can immerse themselves in water play June 7 at the West Oahu Pet Walk & Summer Fair. PHOTO COURTESY POI DOGS & POPOKI.

Pups can immerse themselves in water play June 7 at the West Oahu Pet Walk & Summer Fair. PHOTO COURTESY POI DOGS & POPOKI.

Pets (and their families) on the Leeward side can look forward to the second annual West Oahu Pet Walk & Summer Fair from 8 a.m. to noon June 7 at Ewa District Park. Hosted by Poi Dogs & Popoki, the event aims to raise funds for the nonprofit, which perpetuates its mission to improve quality of life for pets and their people.

A leisurely one-mile walk highlights the event, which hosts “pup tent” comfort stations with snacks and refreshments for pets and people.

Along the walk, families can fill their Pet Pouch (available with registration) with goodies, including Haseko’s pet waste dispenser, a Gentry pet sticker, a D.R. Horton bone food mat, a Monsanto grass seed pouch and an Enterprise food scooper.

The summer fair, which begins at 10 a.m., features costume and photo contests, canine games, pool water play, poi dog bath and spa, keiki kennel, “ask a vet” booths, Big Fix spaying and neutering tours, and more. Pet owners also can have their pet microchipped for $10.

All dogs must remain on a leash, be carried or ride in a stroller, and all waste must be disposed of immediately.

Cost is $50 per family, and those that register by May 31 automatically will be entered in a grand prize drawing.

In addition to the Pet Walk, Poi Dogs & Popoki will bring “The Big Fix” — a mobile spay and neuter clinic — to two West Oahu locations this month.

The Big Fix visits Halawa District Park for dogs May 12, and has three dates at Patsy Mink Regional Park in Waipio: for cats May 16 and 31, and for dogs May 25.

The traveling clinics are opportunities to have pet dogs and cats sterilized at an affordable cost. Owners must make an appointment by calling 551-7915 or emailing alicia@poidogsand-popoki.org, and will be assigned a drop-off time for their animal between 8 and 9 a.m., or 1 and 2 p.m.

Be ready to provide your name, contact number, type and gender of animal, weight and breed (for dogs only) and desired clinic date.

Cost is $110 for male dogs, $130 for female dogs, $50 for pet cats and $25 for feral cats. All animals will be microchipped and provided with pain medication. For more information, visit poidogsandpopoki.org.