The following events will be held during the 2016 Mastiff Picnic!
11:00 AM ... PICNIC OPENS!
Welcome to the 2016 Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic! Find the Pink Welcome Tent so that we can check you in if you have pre-paid online or collect payment if you have not! Deb Evangelisto will be waiting for you there! All Picnic Volunteers: You must ALSO STOP BY!
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM ... AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing
Marissa McFarland and crew will be on hand to perform CGC testing. Is your dog happy? Friendly? Likes other dogs and people? Then this is the test for you! If you have been putting off getting this wonderful certification for your dog, there's no time like the present! Remember, ALL dogs, not just AKC registered ones can participate as long as they are old enough to have received their vaccinations!
11:00 PM- 2:00 PM ... Learn to Rally!
There will be a "Learn to Rally" walk-through hosted by Callie Caoua of the Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio. If you've ever wanted to learn, now's the time! ($5 donation)
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM ... The Annual Costume Contest!
Are you ready to dress up your canine partner-in-crime for our Costume Parade and Contest? We have seen so many creative costumes in the last few years that you'll have to really think up a unique costume for your dog! Let the craziness begin!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ... HAPPY AND HEALTHY!
Seville Animal Hospital will be represented by registered technicians for drawing blood. Please print, fill out and bring the testing registration document with you on the day of the picnic, along with cash or a check to cover the test fees. Please see the HAPPY and HEALTHY! section below for all the necessary information.
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ... THE GREAT BASKET RAFFLE and ART AUCTIONS!
Make sure you have purchased your raffle tickets and review the auction items carefully before this time. Get ready for the Great Basket Raffle, and the yearly Rescue Art Auction hosted by our own Webb Boyles!
HAPPY and HEALTHY!
NOTE: If you are required to fill out paperwork for a test you would like to participate in, you MUST fill out the paperwork in its ENTIRETY before you arrive at the picnic. If your paperwork is not complete, we are sorry but we can not accept your test.
•You must provide a copy of your dog's AKC Registration Form.
•Please bring your checkbook, as you will be required to submit your fee on the day of the test.
•All information is kept strictly confidential.
•Blood will be drawn the day of the picnic by the registered technicians of the Seville Animal Hospital.
•** Both MALES and FEMALES are encouraged to test. **
Microchipping by AVID
This year we are excited to offer you the opportunity to have your dog(s)/puppy(ies) microchipped for the low cost of $30. No dog should be without this important means of identification. All microchips will be distributed from AVID. You can learn more about them here: Avid Identification Systems, Inc.
Cystinuria Marker DNA Test for Males and Females of All Ages
Cost is $80 for DNA/Nitroprussside and $20 for Urine only. Checks may be made payable to the "University of Penn Trustees") plus $10.00 cash is to be given to the technicians which will cover shipping.
Print, fully complete and bring the Type 3 Canine Cystinuria Marker DNA Test for Mastiff with you on the day of the picnic. This form will be used for both the DNA and Nitroprusside test.
OPTIGEN: CMR/PRA Health Testing
CMR/PRA health testing will be available at the picnic. You will need to bring your COMPLETED forms from Optigen to submit on the day of the picnic. You are encouraged to enter your requests online. This will allow you to pay for the tests and fill out and print your paperwork, making the process much simpler on the day of the Picnic. By submitting and printing the form online (to bring with you the day of the Picnic), you will receive a 25% discount by using the discount code shown below with the link .
Click to Fill Out Optigen PRA /CMR Request Form ONLINE
(Discount Code: PICNIC16)
If you would prefer NOT to pay online, we can certainly accept your payment at the Mastiff Picnic. In this case, please print out the form below, fill it out completely and BRING IT WITH YOU to the Picnic along with your method of payment!
Click to Download the Optigen Test Request Form to fill out Manually
(Bring this form and your method of payment with you on the day of the Picnic!)