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Get excited for our 8th annual Dog Day Spectacular!
Save the date for Saturday, September 8, 2018.

This year's event will once again be a great day for people with or without a dog in tow! There is certainly something planned for everyone to enjoy.

New to the Dog Day Spectacular? Check out our page featuring pics from all our past Dog Days!

Walk for the Animals
CALLING ALL EXHIBITORS — it is not too late to reserve your booth space at this year's event! Click the PDF icon to download your exhibitor app today.
Dog Day is a great way to get the word out about your business or services!
We are thrilled to welcome back for the second year the North American Diving Dogs with the area's first qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships!

If you have always been interested in introducing your water-loving dog to dock diving you can pre-register online or buy a practice pass on-site for multiple test jumps.
Event Features
The NADD event does have participation fees starting at just $10 for "try-its". To pre-register, or to learn more about NADD's AKC Trial please visit their event page. Online registration will close at midnight on 9/5. Day of show entries may be available until participation limits are reached.

The NADD qualifier
is being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday — lots of opportunity to watch and participate! This competition will feature distance jumps and air retrieve categories. Be sure to catch all the action!
It is an honor to say that we are once again partnering with UpDog Challenge as well. UpDog shares our passion in expanding the awareness and participation of people and dogs in athletic endeavors. Both UpDog and BAM want more people and more dogs having fun, playing together.

Their disc dog games are more than just a frisbee catch, and offer an opportunity for every dog and human to work toward their own personal bests.
Plan to join in the FUN! The FUNgility arena will be back for the 6th year. Watch demos from experienced handlers and their dogs, then try your own turn in the arena. Trial runs are open to any age and every experience level throughout the day! Agility courses are a fantastic way to bond with your dog and improve or reinforce their confidence. Don't miss out on the FUN!
pet and non-pet related
thanks to our friends with the Celtic Crusaders and Eureka Casino Resort
from BAM and other regional rescues and shelters
facepainting, bounce house, and more
Findlay Subaru logo
Big Paws Sponsors
($500 to $999 giving level)
Wagging Tail Sponsors
($150 to $499 giving level)
On the Spot logo
River Rock Roasting Co.
Valley Insurance logo
DDS Supports

This year's Dog Day Spectacular profits will once again be split between BAM's wide range of community programs and Meika's Fund for the SIXTH year in a row.

With a generous start-up donation and continued donations earmarked for the cause, BAM is able to support the senior pets of low-income senior pet owners whose pets need financial aid to receive critical veterinary care.

This service keeps beloved pets in their homes and reduces the number of senior pets entering shelters and rescues.

You are welcome to make a direct donation to Meika's Fund by visiting your local Wells Fargo Bank, or simply make a donation to BAM via PayPal through our Donate page and label your donation to be applied to Meika's Fund.

And please contact us to request financial aid if you or someone you know is a senior with a medically needy pet whose veterinary care you cannot afford.

For Visitors
If you will be travelling with your dog(s) to attend Dog Day Spectacular to participate in the North American Diving Dogs qualifier or UpDog Challenge please check out our list of many of the region's pet-friendly accommodations below, some of whom are relaxing their pet policies for the event.
Hurricane Valley Accommodations:

Wingate by Wyndham

780 West State Street

Hurricane, UT 84737


Discounts when you mention Dog Day: 20% off room rate; $5 off pet fee
$20 per dog; 2-dog limit

La Quinta Inn & Suites

101 E. 500 N.
La Verkin , UT 84745

Pets stay free; 2-dog limit, 40-pound max


WillowWind RV Park

80 South 1150 West

Hurricane, Utah 84737


Tent camping: $30/night for 2 people

Breed restrictions: Pitbulls, GSDs, Rottweilers
Dog washing station on-site

Other Regional Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
"St. George North"

2450 N. Town Center Drive

Washington, Utah 84780 


$35 pet fee per day; 2-dog limit

St. George Comfort Inn

138 E Riverside Drive

St.George, Utah 84790


$25 pet fee per day; 2-dog limit


Best Western Plus
"Zion West"

138 E Riverside Drive

St.George, Utah 84790


$20 pet fee per day; 2-dog limit per room with 80 lb. weight limit per dog

Max. fee of $100 weekly


Quality Inn
"I-15 Red Cliffs"

912 West Red Cliffs Drive

Washington, UT, 84780


$10.00 per night, per pet

Limited number of Pet-Friendly rooms


Americas Best Value Inn (Red Lion)

915 South Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770

Pets welcome; call for any fees and restrictions


Additional pet-friendly tent camping, hotels/motels, and home rentals may be available
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