Bring Your Dog To MetroBarks June 7 At Swan Creek

Bring Your Dog To MetroBarks June 7 At Swan Creek

A Festival For Dogs And Their People
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Swan Creek Preserve
Airport Highway Entrance, between Byrne and Eastgate
Metroparks celebrates our canine companions in this 11th annual festival with entertainment, food, rescue/adoption groups and vendor booths. Bring your dog! There will be 'tail waggin' fun for all ages.
Pet Idol
The winner of this year's Toledo Blade Pet Idol contest will be announced live at the festival. See for details.
Sponsored by The Blade, Toledo Area Humane Society, Planned Pethood, 7Up, 13abc, Karnik. Lucas County Canine Care and Control, Yark Subaru and The Andersons.

The Race Is ON!


The race for the finalists in ON!


Who will be number 1?

Winners Announced June 8!

Voting 24 Hour Period

Stop Warning.

Attention Voters!  

Please make sure you are waiting a full 24 hours between each vote.  You will not be able to vote twice from the same machine or device within the 24 hour period.  Please be patient.  I have received over a dozen phone calls and emails this morning about this issue.  The voting is in full function with no glitches.  I know how important the voting is, and this is a very exciting time.  Yesterday alone we received 1,200 votes! Also the Leaderboard does not reflect up to the moment calculations.  We have paper votes we are collecting that also will not be reflected on the Leaderboard right away.  Just keep up the good work everybody, and keep spreading the word. 


2014 Contestants



I hope everyone had a chance this weekend to see our two page Pet Idol spread with all of our 2014 Pet Idol contestants!


 The spread was published in the Main section of the Blade on Friday, May 2 and in the Sports section on Sunday, May 4.  The pictures turned out great!  The voting started today with hundreds of votes already pouring in!  Don't miss out on sending in your weekly paper vote!  The ballot was published today in Section A1 Page 4.  


Look for the more ballots printed in the Blade- Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday!



And This Just In!  

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JCPenney Portraits has announced their Pet Portrait days!  All Contestants will receive a free 8x10 for entering the contest.  JCP Portraits, Westfield @ Franklin Park will have their Pet Portrait days Wednesday, May 14th.  The JCP Portraits @ the Shops at Fallen Timbers will have their Pet Portrait days Sunday, May 18th and Wednesday, June 18th!

As always, a big thanks to Marion from JCP!  We love what they do for our Pet Idol Contest!  Look at what a great job they did for last year's winner Katie!




Shops at Fallen Timbers
3100 Main St Ste 1000 Maumee, OH 43537
Pet Portrait Days
Sunday, May 18th
Wednesday, June 18th

Westfield @ Franklin Park
5001 Monroe Street Toledo, OH 43623
Pet Portrait Days
Wednesday, May 14th



Now Showcasing


Registration is closed and entries are in!  Eye up the competition!  With a diversity of pet's, from our farmland friends to our domestic darlings there are many stars to chose from in our contest!  

Who will be #1?  

Don't forget to share the hype, so your favorite can remain in the game. Top 25 voting starts Monday!