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Dog-friendly festival rolls out docent-led hikes, specialty products from pet vendors, live bluegrass music, Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond, an Ultimate Flying Dog Show, and Yappy Hour drink specials

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 12, 2016 – The Village at Squaw Valley pays tribute to our four-legged friends with the 7th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival, returning Saturday, August 27. Peaks and Paws is a special day to celebrate dogs, with pet-friendly guided hikes up the mountain, an array of specialty products pet vendors, live bluegrass music all day, 3rd Annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond, an Ultimate Flying Dog Show and demonstrations, and “Yappy Hour” drink specials. Peaks and Paws is a fundraiser for the local community and all proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a non-profit dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals. Last year’s festival raised over $13,000 in proceeds for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 from 11 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“We can’t wait for the return of Peaks and Paws in the Village,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood

Peaks and Paws dog and Kid

Dogs and Kids at Squaw Valley courtesy of Matt Palmer and Sqauw Valley Resort

Company. “This family-friendly and pet-focused festival is the perfect homage to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. It’s a wonderful gathering for the local community and for furry friends to play with each other in a safe, fun and interactive setting.”
Peaks and Paws welcomes the return of the third annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond, an exciting contest for man’s best friend. Fetch Fest is a timed ball retrieval contest to see which dog can retrieve the most tennis balls from Cushing Pond before time runs out. Fetch Fest will begin at 2 p.m. and has a $5 entry fee.
The Ultimate Flying Dog Show performances and demonstrations from JD Platt’s K9 Kings Entertainment will feature daredevil dogs showcasing some of the most incredible dog tricks and high-flying action in the world. Guests can engage in one of the world’s largest pet meet and greets, and witness a fun mix of live entertainment with music, comedy, and audience participation. Lagunitas Brewing Company will be serving $5 beers and wine will be available by the glass. “Yappy Hour” will take place from 4-5 p.m. and feature $1 off drinks and complimentary pet treats.
Live bluegrass music performances will take place throughout the day. Following is the complete lineup.
Saturday, August 27

  • Main Stage
    • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: The Cherry Pickers
    • 2 p.m.–4 p.m.: Dusty Green Bones
    • 5 p.m.–7 p.m.: Trout Steak Revival
  • Second Stage
    • Throughout the day: Bison

Located in the Village, Squaw Dogs Pet Emporium caters exclusively to the needs of furry friends and sells a variety of pet accessories from

Dogs at Squaw Valley Pets and Peaks event

Peaks and Paws Event at Squaw Valley Resort

designer leaches, toys and dogs beds to gourmet treats and dog food. At The Slot Bar, a pet-friendly local’s bar, visitors can bring their dogs and sip cold brews in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the Village amidst Peaks and Paws festivities.
About The Village at Squaw Valley® 
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features five restaurants, all with outdoor seating, bars, and eateries along with a variety of boutiques and galleries. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more.

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