WMGK’s DeBella to Host Philly Area’s Largest Canine Event
April 22, 2014
On Sunday, May 4 from 11am to 3pm, at picturesque Green Lane Park (2144 Snyder Rd Green Lane, PA 18054) in Montgomery County, 102.9 WMGK-FM morning man, John DeBella (weekdays 6a-9a) will host the 12th Annual DeBella Dog Walk, the largest canine carnival in the area. Over 7,000 people attended last year’s event; an even bigger turnout is expected this year.
The Dog Walk is a FREE, outdoor gathering for people and their dogs that features entertaining dog demos & interactive games, the ability to get advice from experts such as trainers and veterinarians as well as the opportunity to learn about various breeds from the twenty five to thirty shelters & rescue groups on-site. Throughout the event, people can get information that will help them become better pet owners while enjoying a super-sized playdate with their four-legged best friend.
The day’s dog demonstrations will feature a variety of talented canines including frisbee dogs, ‘dancing’ dogs, and a member of the Abington Police Department’s K9 unit. Dogs can take part in games such as lure coursing, musical hoops (musical chairs for dogs) and doggie tic-tac-toe to win treats. Both dogs and owners can win prizes in the ‘longest kiss between owner and dog contest’ as well as the ‘Simon Says’ contest. Photo opportunities abound as owners can take their pooch’s photo inside the “Dogs Playing Poker” painting and the Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album cover (George Harrison will be holding a dog leash). One dog will be even be crowned ‘Mayor of Dogville’ as a result of an online photo submission contest that John DeBella is conducting. There will also be a food vendor and two caricature artists on-site. More information on the event can be found at the station’s website, wmgk.com
John DeBella has dedicated himself to the welfare of animals throughout his over thirty years on-air in Philadelphia. He hosted the DeBella’s Dogs segment on NBC’s 10! Show for years. In 2008, he was honored with an award at the Morris Animal Refuge’s 11th Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser.