Dogs will be Barkin'!

Calling all dog owners: The 7th Annual Parading Paws Dog Show will be held Saturday, July 30 at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme as part of the Midsummer Festival.

Sponsored by Vista Life Innovations, Parading Paws is anything but a stuffy dog show. Instead, every four-legged contestant walks away a winner. Prizes are awarded based on each dog’s most distinguished characteristics, such as Best Smile, Biggest Paws, and Longest Tail. Special prizes are awarded for Best Trick and Best Costume.

This year’s event will also feature agility and scent demonstrations led by Kara Staroski, owner of Groomingtails Pet Spa in the Guilford, and her four Beauceron dogs. 

This fun, family-oriented event is free and open to all. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 10:30 a.m. The panel of judges will include Vista students, members, and staff. 

The Florence Griswold Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme.

With campuses in Madison, Westbrook and Guilford, Vista is a nationally accredited community-based education program for individuals with disabilities.


Vista Life Innovations is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Vista’s mission is to provide services and resources to assist individuals with disabilities achieve personal success. For more information about Vista, please visit www.vistalifeinnovations.org


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