Bradley Lake Park was a flurry of activity as hounds and their owners arrived for the seventh annual Hounds on the Hill event.
Registration opened to the swinging sounds of the Ozzie Furman and Doug Konop Swing Band as they played hits from the 40’s through modern times. Event emcee and long-time Rotarian Bob Tacy then welcomed the crowd gathered for the start of the walk. He introduced 2018 Rotary President Joseph Romero and the 2018 Emerald Ridge High School Interact Co-Presidents Nicole Miller and Genna Smith who welcomed walkers and shared information about the walk. Then the “Hounds Drumroll” sounded as the dogs and their owners headed down the two-mile course around Bradley Lake Park Puyallup, enjoying the fun and the summer sunshine.
The course around the Lake was carefully planned by the Emerald Ridge High School Interact students who made sure dogs and their owners were provided a fun-filled day.
Throughout the day, walkers and other participants were treated by performances by groups including The Harborettes, YMCA Dancers, Cascade Comets and the Flyball Racing Dogs, and Fido’s Farms Dogs on Quack.
Dogs and their owners also had fun participating in contests and events including the Doggie Dash, Doggie Look-Alikes, Best Tricks, Best Dressed Dogs, and the Best Kissers.
The event was made possible by the 2018 Rotary Corporate sponsors Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison, Gerry Moody State Farm Insurance, Heritage Bank, Highstreet Advertising, Inc., Kitsap Bank, South Hill Collision & Auto Glass and the 2018 Hounds on the Hill Sponsors America’s Credit Union, Columbia Bank, Drain-Pro, Edward Jones, Grooming Angel Pet Salon, I’m In Stitches, LLC, JP Lieurance Co, LLC, Millennium Valley Chiropractic, Don and Ginny Miller, Movin’ 92.5, Mud Bay, Pet Connection Magazine, Pet Pros, Pierce College, Red Canoe Credit Union, Seattle DJ Service, South Hill Family Dentistry, South Hill Mall, South Sound Printing, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Spotted Dog Pet Grooming, Tacoma Trophy, Uncharted Waters Float Center, and Shan and Steve Vipond.
Mark your calendars for the 2019 event which will be held August 17, 2019 at Bradley Lake Park Puyallup. Registration for sponsors and vendors is now active on at our Hounds on the Hill event page.