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First Ever Puppy Plunge Set for Sunday in Edgewater

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is hosting this special event to increase its community outreach throughout the region.

Ever seen a Corgi wearing goggles or a German Shephard with floaties? How about a Weimaraner in a one-piece?

If your answer is no, you won’t want to miss out on the first ever Puppy Plunge taking place this Sunday at , hosted by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

In the first of what the SPCA hopes to be many, the special event is a chance for dog lovers to come together, enjoy a day of fun in the sun and watch their beloved pooches play and learn about the variety of services offered by the animal shelter in Annapolis.

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is often times lumped in with other organizations or animal shelter groups, but Fundraising and Event Coordinator Mindy Nelson that’s a misconception they’re trying to crack. 

 “It’s really a fun family festival … We are hoping that it will just help the community recognize that SPCA is here for the entire community, for Anne Arundel County, not just Annapolis,” Nelson said. “Our purpose is to really get people to realize we’re there for them no matter where they are in Anne Arundel.”

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County has no national affiliation with any other SPCA organization, Nelson said, who expressed her desire for residents to truly use the animal shelter as a community resource.

“The dog plunge, canoeing, our goal is to really get the word out about the SPCA,” Nelson said.

For only $5, residents can join in the festival that will include food, music, canoeing, vendors, games and contests. Music will be provided by the Biondi Brothers and the School of Rock while kids enjoy a moonbounce, crafts and an expansive children’s corner.

Some of the most anticipated parts of the day are the first ever UGLY Dog Contest, the Doggy Bikini Contest and the Puppy Plunges. All dogs and children under 10 get free admission, Nelson said. 

Tickets are on sale at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County Shelter, Huffard Animal Hospital on Ritchie Highway, PetSmart on Mountain Road (ask for Peggy H.), Severn River Animal Hospital in Severna Park, Happy Tails Pet Resort in Crownsville, Perfect Pet Resort in Lothian, Waugh Chapel Animal Hospital in Gambrills, Paws Pet Boutique in downtown Annapolis, Pet Barn on Jennifer Road, in Davidsonville, in Edgewater, Greater South River Animal Hospital in Edgewater, and Graul's Market in Cape St. Claire. 

Will you be taking your dog to the Puppy Plunge this Sunday?

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