It's the year of the dog! Give your dog the day out they deserve. The 12th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza Outdoor Dog Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Asbery Field, Fourth Street and Alder Avenue in downtown Marysville. Come meet special guest David Frei, co-host and analyst for NBC's National Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and author of "Angel On A Leash." Snohomish County's largest dog event features the Fashions & Rescues Runway Show with adoptable dogs, Running of the Wieners dachshund races and mixed-breed races, wacky pet contests and timed pie-eating, flying disc competition, dancing dogs, an agility course, lure coursing and barn hunt demonstrations, Canine Good Citizen Testing, nail clipping, pet vendors and rescue booths, food and thousands of wagging tails. Free, but $5 suggested entry donation includes "wag bag" to first 500 people. Free parking. 425-308-2716 or www.poochapalooza.org. Event proceeds support Marysville Dog Owners Group and their stewardship of Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park.