Photos: Woof! Jamaica Plain’s Puppy Bowl!

Before the big game on Sunday, there was a more dogged event on Saturday -- Jamaica Plain's first-ever Puppy Bowl hosted by Fancy Schmancy and JP Centre/South Main Streets. There were treats for all of the dogs, games, some slobber and a lot of licking! All photos by Sacred Harbor Photography

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Jamaica Plain’s 1st Puppy Bowl Party on Saturday!

Calling all Labs, huskies, poodles, doodles and Dobies because Fancy Schmancy is hosting Jamaica Plain's first-ever Puppy Bowl on Saturday! Before the big game on Sunday, and the actual televised Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, bring your canine to Fancy Schmancy (606 Centre St.) for the party. There will be lots of snacks (for dogs), prizes and a winner (not human) for each quarter -- and there will also be a halftime show! It costs $5 for each dog to be in the bowl. The bowl is from noon to 2 pm.

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Free Admission to Franklin Park Zoo on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Franklin Park Zoo will offer free admission on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

Guests are invited to write messages of hope and peace on the mural located in the Tropical Forest Pavilion. The zoo is open from 10 am to 4 pm with last admission at 3:30 pm. Below is a schedule of events:

10:30 a.m.: Sloth Zookeeper Chat

11:00 a.m.: Bird’s World Zookeeper Chat

11:30 a.m.: Red Panda Zookeeper Chat

1:00 p.m.: Lion Zookeeper Chat

1:30 p.m.: Flamingo Zookeeper Chat

2:00 p.m.: Gorilla Forage Feed and Zookeeper Chat

3:00 p.m.: Franklin Farm Zookeeper Chat

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Photos: JP Dog Costume & Fashion Show Parade!

It's not every day you see tacos, cowboys, spiders and Chewbacca strutting down the red carpet. But that's exactly what happened at Jamaica Plain’s 14th Annual Dog Parade on Saturday. The parade started at the First Baptist Church on Centre Street and finishes at the South Street Mall (corner of South Street and Carolina Avenue) with a fashion show judged by emcee Brad Brown of Blue Frog Bakery. The event was sponsored by the JP Business and Professional Association (BAPA) and JP Centre/South Main Streets. The following photos were provided by Sacred Harbor Photography.  

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Calling All Dogs! JP Dog Costume & Fashion Show Parade on Oct. 28th

Dogs big and small, chubby and tall are all welcome to participate in Jamaica Plain's 14th Annual Dog Parade on Saturday. The parade starts at the First Baptist Church and finishes at the South Street Mall (corner of South Street and Carolina Avenue) with a fashion show judged by emcee Brad Brown of Blue Frog Bakery. The event is sponsored by the JP Business and Professional Association (BAPA) and JP Centre/South Main Streets. The entrance fee for each dog is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the City of Boston Animal Shelter. Registration starts at noon at the First Baptist Church (633 Centre St.), the parade starts at 1 pm and the costume and fashion show begins at 1:30 pm.

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