WMGK-FM’s 13th Annual DeBella Dog Walk

October 21, 2015

Dogs pose in front of MGKs Abbey Road Standup at the DeBella Dogwalk

More than 7,000 people joined 102.9 WMGK-FM morning man John DeBella at the 13th annual DeBella Dog Walk at Green Lane Park in Montgomery County earlier this year.

The event is the largest canine carnival in the area and this year’s was an even bigger turnout than last year!

The annual Dog Walkoffers dog owners the ultimate “doggie date” with their four-legged best friend. In addition to getting information from and making donations to the 20-plus dog rescue groups and shelters on-site, owners and their dogs had the opportunity to view and take part in various activities.

Attendees enjoyed demonstrations, including “fly ball” dogs, as well as a demonstration from the Abington Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Dogs took part in interactive games such as lure coursing, musical hoops (musical chairs for dogs) and doggie tic-tac-toe. Photo opportunities abounded as owners could take their pooch’s photo inside the “Dogs Playing Poker” painting and the Beatles’ Abbey Roadalbum cover (with George Harrison holding a dog leash). Both dogs and owners had the chance to win prizes in the “longest kiss between owner and dog contest” as well as in the Simon Says contest.

There were two caricature artists on-site to draw pictures of the two- and four-legged guests.

One dog was crowned Mayor of Dogville as a result of an online photo-submission contest that DeBella conducted.

In addition, there was plenty of information available on dog health, including the Ask a Trainer and Ask a Vet booths.

John DeBella has dedicated himself to the welfare of animals throughout his 30-plus years on-air in Philadelphia.

He hosted the DeBella’s Dogssegment 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.