Pooches Parade Through Indian River Colony Club

By  //  February 8, 2013

'DogFest' Event Pleases Pets, Owners

SSgt. Steven Hanks (center) and “Kelly” along with SSgt. Tovar and Senior Airman Fouts lead the Dog Parade to kick off the DogFest at Indian River Colony Club in Viera. Kelly and the team from Patrick Air Force Base later provided a demonstration of the patrol and narcotic dog’s skills.(Image courtesy of IRCC)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Denni Burr is a dog lover and the driving force behind the recent DogFest at Indian River Colony Club in Viera.  

Indian River Colony Club is a fully maintained and gated neighborhood of nearly 800 homes on 453 acres in Viera. (Image courtesy of IRCC)

The canine event kicked off with a dog parade led by “Kelly,” a 6-year old patrol and narcotic dog from Patrick Air Force Base.  Accompanied by her military handlers, Kelly, a Belgian Malinois, later provided one of several exciting demonstrations of canine skill to the assembled crowd of onlookers.

Other activities during the event included a dog blessing and multi-class dog show.

Rescue groups, product vendors and trainers were in attendance for the “all things dog” event.

As the event organizer Burr said she was overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response by Indian River Colony Club members.

“People just love their dogs and had a great time showing them off to friends and neighbors,” said Burr. “We had 22 dogs participate in the dog show, along with many more dogs in the parade and great demonstrations of amazing canine skills.  We can’t wait to do it again next year.”

IRCC is a fully maintained and gated neighborhood of nearly 800 homes on 453 acres.

For more information about Indian River Colony Club, call 877-298-8124 or visit www.IndianRiverColonyClub.com