A day of dog-gone fun is planned this month to raise funds for the Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) of Carteret.
The OktoberPets pet expo will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.
The event will include the Blessing of the Pets, obedience demonstrations, and a Doggie Fashion Show presented by Lollipups Doggie Bakery & Boutique of Emerald Isle. There will also be pet contests such as Best Kisser, Best Costume and Smallest Dog.
PAWS will be offering a microchip clinic for $35, which includes the registration fee, and AKC Good Citizen Certification will be offered. Adoptable pets will also be on hand looking for a forever home.
Admission to the event is $1 per person and $1 per pet. Family rates will also be available.
More than 200 canines attended last year’s event. Healthy, well-behaved pets are welcome and must remain on a leash.