SAN DIEGO, Calif. — June 1, 2009 — For the first time, Viejas Outlet Center is excited to welcome all dogs to the center for a “doggone” day of fun. On Saturday, June 6 Viejas will host the 5th Annual Novelty Fun Dog Show and the Service Dog Celebration.
Starting at 8 a.m., owners and dogs of all shapes and sizes can register for the Novelty Fun Dog Show that begins at 9a.m. There are 15 classes to enter from Best Trick to Waggiest Tail, and one lucky dog will be awarded “Top Dog” and be given a cash prize. Entry fee is $6 per class or $20 to enter four classes. All proceeds go to sponsor service dogs for people with disabilities. Prizes will be awarded to first through third place in each class. In addition to the dog show, the annual Service Dog Celebration will also take place at the Viejas Outlet Center Park from 9a.m. – 2p.m. All service dogs are invited to participate in demonstrations, tours and training opportunities. Everyone is also encouraged to observe the event and become informed about service dog access and organizations, a vital component of our society. Since this is a day for the dogs, Viejas Outlet Center is welcoming all dogs to the center on June 6 to enjoy the festivities, regardless of participation. Dogs and their owners can play in the park, have fun around the fountains and sniff out some stores for some “doggone” crazy good deals (dog entry into stores is up to each store’s discretion). Everyone is encouraged to have fun, but dogs need to be on a leash, and aggressive dogs will be required to leave. The Outlet Center stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. About Viejas Outlet Center Located at 5005 Willows Road in Alpine, Viejas Outlet Center features 255,000 square feet of shopping space and is home to some of America’s favorite brand names like Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, GAP, Guess and Nike. Set on 37 acres in the east San Diego County foothills, the Viejas Outlet Center provides shoppers with a unique ambiance that draws upon the natural beauty of the surrounding environment, with meandering paths of lush landscaping and plant life, natural water features, massive rock formations and a collection of wildlife statues (see photo). Viejas Outlet Center also features numerous eateries and the interactive water fountain, which allows water play for kids … and adults, plus the dramatic “Power of Nightfire” performed nightly May through September. For more information on Viejas Outlet Center, visit www.shopviejas.com or call 619-659-2070.