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Pet fair coming to Redmond Senior Center May 21

JoAnn Turnbull leads her Maltese Bichon, Belle, through the obstacle course during the dog agility contest during last year
JoAnn Turnbull leads her Maltese Bichon, Belle, through the obstacle course during the dog agility contest during last year's Whiskers, Wings & Wagging Tails, a local pet fair at the Redmond Senior Center. This year's pet fair will be May 21 at the senior center.
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On May 21, the City of Redmond will host a pet fair, Whiskers, Wings & Wagging Tails, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Redmond Senior Center (RSC), 8703 160th Ave. N.E.

The event will be fun for all ages with animals ready for adoption, a doggy fashion parade and dog demonstrations including agility and flyball races.

The King County Library system will host the kids' corner while outside there will be a story walk featuring the book, "Don't Lick the Dog" by Bellevue author Wendy Wahman. King County Animal Control and Care, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, MEOW Cat Rescue and N.O.A.H. will bring a variety of animals for adoption.

"Pets have become an important part of our families over the last decade," said Teri Burke, a program coordinator for Redmond. "The goal of this event is to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives."

The event will also include information and advice for the animal owner, prospective animal owner or those who just love pets. Local trainers, boarding facilities representatives and veterinarians will be available.

Redmond's newest pet stores, Mud Bay and Pet Pros will be on site with giveaways.

A new feature at this year's event is professional pet portraits by Chara Michele Photography. While there will be a fee for this service, they will have many reasonably priced packages to choose from.

Well-mannered, house-trained pets on a six-foot or shorter leash are welcome.For more information, contact the RSC at (425) 556-2314 or tburke@redmond.gov.

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