Well-behaved dogs and their owners are invited to attend Paws in the Park on Saturday, a dog fair and free dog-licensing opportunity at Storey Bark Park, 430 E. Watertower Lane in Meridian.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature dog-related exhibits and services, $10 doggy nail trims, adoptable dogs, live music by the Red Light Challenge Band, prizes and giveaways and more.

Dutch Bros. Coffee and the Rusty Dog Food Truck will also be onsite selling beverages and food. Admission to Paws in the Park is free.

In addition, Meridian residents who own unlicensed dogs may get a free one-year city of Meridian dog license. Those who wish to license their dog or dogs at the fair are asked to bring a veterinarian receipt or other proof of spay/neuter, if applicable.

The typical license fee is $16 for a pet that is spayed or neutered (with documentation) and $21 for a pet that isn't, according to the city's website.

Dogs in Meridian that are older than 6 months must be licensed each calendar year, according to City Clerk C. Jay Coles.

“This ensures that dogs can be reunited with their owners in a timely manner if they are found loose, so we are excited to offer this opportunity to residents,” Coles said in a press release.

Dogs can be off leash inside Storey Bark Park during the fair but must remain on-leash while visiting the fair booths in the parking lots and entry areas.

For information, call 208-888-3579 or visit meridiancity.org.

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