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Title: Whidbey island Kite Festival
Post by: johnguz76 on September 19, 2010, 12:10 PM
  We will be there at some point but i was wondering about dogs.Wife wants to bring our German Shepherd but i;m unsure if thats allowed.Anyone know for sure.He is well behaved,and always under control.Cant find any info on the festival website.Fort Casey allows dogs but how about the parade area where the festival is??Would like to know so if we have to we can put him in boarding but i have to notify the kennel to see if they can take him..Who is going??


Title: Re: Whidbey island Kite Festival
Post by: tpatter on September 19, 2010, 01:05 PM
We took our dog one year and someone politely told my wife that dogs are not allowed.  I don't know if that is the official policy or not, but we no longer take our dog when we go.


Title: Re: Whidbey island Kite Festival
Post by: EBGB on September 19, 2010, 01:46 PM
Camp Casey (rather than Ft. Casey) is where the festival is held.
It's owned by Seattle Pacific University, and I think it's one of their rules.

The say "no pets" here: http://www.spu.edu/depts/casey/Reservations/whattobring.asp (http://www.spu.edu/depts/casey/Reservations/whattobring.asp)
But the context makes it unclear if they're talking about in the buildings or on the field.
I know some people don't go anymore because they can't bring their dogs.


Title: Re: Whidbey island Kite Festival
Post by: johnguz76 on September 19, 2010, 05:17 PM
No dog it is thanks guys..


Title: Re: Whidbey island Kite Festival
Post by: sbrown on September 27, 2010, 10:01 AM
There were a number of dogs at the Whidbey Island Kite Festival. Other than a bit of yapping between small dogs unfamiliar with other dogs, not an issue. They were kept on leashes and off the flying fields and weren't a problem.


Title: Re: Whidbey island Kite Festival
Post by: EBGB on September 27, 2010, 02:23 PM
Agreed.
There didn't seem to be a problem for spectators or fun-fliers.

When we volunteered (scorekeeping, Chief Judge, etc), we were told "no dogs", but we snuck our little dog along anyway and kept her in the camper except for stealth potty trips.

Another volunteer, who also camped in the little camp ground behind the officer's housing, was told he couldn't bring his dogs to the festival, and couldn't leave them in the campground. He doesn't come anymore.

We have a big dog now, so stealth isn't an option, but we got no hassle at all. We didn't stay in the campground or volunteer for any of the big jobs this year though.