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The Summer Scoop

Thank you for attending the 18th annual Summer Scoop on August 12th, 2018.
Please join us again next year for the best old dog party on the planet!


the old dog party of the year


SUMMER SCOOP 2018 was once again at the Oak Grove Pavilion in the Brecksville Reservation within the Cleveland Metroparks. Thank you for joining us, and we hope you will come again next year to party with your old friends and make some new friends. Oak Grove features a large covered pavilion and plenty of shade for fun rain or shine.

Prizes, contests, raffles, silent auction, treats, food, and games, and contests galore--best summer look, best in shades, coolest canine couple, coolest dude, coolest gal, human/canine look-alikes, farthest travel, goofiest dog, best kisser, longest tongue, and most inspirational story. There will be something exciting for everyone at the 19th annual Summer Scoop and Reunion in 2019.  Meet former WKYC meteorologist Bruce Kalinowski, a local celebrity and special supporter of old dogs, and the fabulous staff and veterinarians at the Tremont Animal Clinic in the historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.

Paw print painting. Preserve your old pooch's paw in non-toxic, washable paint. Get a print of your best friend's paw print suitable for framing.

Old Dog Olympics: An agility course paced just right for old dogs. Your old dog can wander through the tunnel; jump the hurdles, or stroll through the weave poles. The Old Dog Olympics are a popular part of the Summer Scoop! Every old dog is a winner and will receive a gold medal for participating! In 2018, the Old Dog Olympics are hosted again by our friend Chris from Woofwise Dog Training. Chris is a true friend to senior dogs, hosting a White Whiskers class several times a year to give old dogs another opportunity to socialize and learn.

Massage for your Pooch: Your old friend will enjoy a relaxing mini-massage courtesy of Jeff Varga of the Trotting Troubadour. You will also learn some basic massage techniques that you can use at home.

Relax in the shade and enjoy a host of light vegan refreshments, including cool vegan ice cream. For the dogs (and people) who just like to relax, there are lots of shade trees and a large, cool shelter with plenty of picnic tables and refreshments. As always, admission and parking are free. Fully accessible.


Bring your friendly old dogs (age 7 and older) and join in the fun.

Best of all, you'll spend the afternoon with other people who know that old dogs are the greatest friends imaginable. Show off your old pal and enjoy the old dog party of the year. The Oak Grove Pavilion is just off of Valley Parkway, in the Brecksville Reservation, between Chippewa Creek Drive and Meadows Drive in Brecksville.

Please support our 2018 Sponsors

Best in Show:

Joy Cares, personalized pet care, 216-281-8701

Portraits by Martha, Full service, wedding, in-home and event photography
Cleveland, Ohio, 216-324-0707

Style Mutt, dog boutique & day care, 440-409-0454

Tremont Animal Clinic, full service veterinary clinic; Cleveland, OH, 216-298-5011

Tito's Handmade Vodka, Vodka for Dog People, America's Original Craft Vodka, Austin, TX

Woof Wise Dog Training, where learning is fun, 330-475-5310

Platinum Paw:

Nature's Select Premium Holistic Pet Foods of NE Ohio, delivery to your doorstep in NE Ohio,

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