Canines on the Creek
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Carroll Creek. Registration begins July/August 2024.

2023 Thank you
FSK Lions Club wishes to thank our sponsors, exhibitors, participants, Key 103 and 106.9 The Eagle, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Megan Purtell Photography and Breakaway Action Dogs for making the 2023 event our biggest and best ever!

We had 85 dogs in our parade on October 28, 2023, around Carroll Creek and we all had a great time! Twelve winners received prizes provided by our wonderful supporters.

2023 Winners
Best owner/dog look alike:
1st place – Claire Donnelly and her dog Roxie
2nd place – Paula Villa and her dog Angel
3rd place – Maria Achille and her dog Brooklyn

Best large breed dog:
1st place – Bruce; owner – Lilly Prokop
2nd place – Baxter; owner – Paula McCorkle
3rd place – Grizzly; owner – Christine Norwood

Best medium breed dog:
1st place – Trooper; owner – Stacey Weatherholtz
2nd place – Ellie; owner – Christine Custer
3rd place – Louise, Ellie, Grace, and Patrick; owner – Judy Proia

Best small breed dog:
1st place – Waffles & Blossom; owner – Ellen Toren
2nd place – Mel; owner – Erin Flannelly
3rd place – Squishy; owner – Christopher Caruso

Please take a look at the 2023 photos provided by our official photographer, Megan Purtell Photography.

We thank our 2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Animal Inn of Frederick Logo

Animal Inn of Fredericklocated off of I-70 across from the Frederick County Landfill.  Offering personalized care by former vet technician with over 30 years of experience.
Phone: 301-662-5364    Visit our website.

Care Veterinary Center Logo

CARE Veterinary Center — located on Rt 40, is the preferred provider for specialty and emergency services in the tri-state area.
Phone: 301-662-2273     Visit our website.

Catoctin Veterinary Clinic Logo

Catoctin Veterinary Clinic — We are a full-service, small animal veterinary practice located in Thurmont, MD. Our caring and compassionate doctors and staff make your pet’s healthcare our priority.
Phone: 301-271-0156     Visit our website.

Logic Ops, LLC Logo

Logic Ops, LLC — Information Technology Services, Consulting, Website Design, Hosting, Online Services Management and Network Security Services.
Voice/Text: 240-385-9525     Visit our website.

Animal Inn of Frederick, Frederick, MD
Animal Welfare League of Frederick County, MD
Bark Busters Home Dog Training, Thurmont, MD
Big Yellow Dog Pet Services, Frederick, MD
Camp Bow Wow, Frederick, MD
Care Veterinary Center, Frederick, MD
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Thurmont, MD
CHAAMP Malamute Rescue, Gettysburg, PA
Confetti Dogs, Frederick, MD
Dog Training with Lisa, Frederick, MD
Dogtopia, Frederick, MD
Doodle Club Bakery, Brunswick, MD
Dottie’s Day Trippers Pet Taxi Services, Frederick, MD
Dream Catcher Design, Frederick, MD
Fetch Thrift Shop, Frederick, MD
Frederick County Animal Control, MD
Frederick Vet Center, Frederick, MD
Good Dog Goodies, Boonsboro, MD

Good K9 Academy, Germantown, MD
Green K9, Urbana, MD
Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital and Luxury Pet Resort, Urbana, MD
Green Valley Animal Hospital, Ijamsville, MD
Logic Ops, LLC, Frederick, MD
Lucy & Georgia All-Natural Dog Bakery, Mt. Airy, MD
Maryland Dog Company, Frederick, MD
Maryland Insurance Administration, Baltimore, MD
Megan Purtell Photography, Frederick, MD
Partner Vet Emergency & Specialty Center, Frederick, MD
Pet and Home Care, Clarksburg, MD
Petco, Frederick, MD
Sato Snacks, Elkridge, MD, Frederick, MD
Texas Roadhouse, Frederick, MD
The Queen Bakery, Baltimore, MD
Vet Urgency, Frederick, MD
Village Vet, Urbana, MD


FSK Lions Club
Presents the 5th Annual

Doggy Parade and Halloween-Themed Costume Contest!!
Exhibitors and Demonstrations!!

* Dress up you and your pooch in your best Halloween get up!

Saturday, October 26, 2024 @ 2-5 pm (Costume Contest & Parade @ 3 pm)

Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater

Costume Contest Registration Fee: $25 per Dog 


  • Registration begins July/August 2024.
  • Contact Gary Bennett with any questions at 301-606-3012 or

Proceeds benefit Lions Club Leader Dogs for the BlindTM and Lions Clubs charities. 

Donations welcome!

Judging Categories:

• Best owner and dog look-alikes
• Best small breed costume (under 25 lbs.)
• Best medium breed costume (25-50 lbs.)
• Best large breed costume (Over 50 lbs.)

 Dogs must be well behaved, on leash and up to date on vaccinations, at time of registration.


FSK Lions Club wishes to attract a limited number of exhibitors to make this event special and unforgettable for pet owners!

Perfect for pet supply stores, trainers, veterinarians, doggy day cares, and groomers.

Fee: $75 *

* Provide your own table
* Display your wares to highly engaged pet owners along Carroll Creek.
* Rain or Shine!

Arrange to exhibit/get more information by calling Lion Gary Bennett at 301-606-3012 or emailing


Registration begins July/August 2024.

Donations welcome, too!

Canines on the Creek 2023
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