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Oktoberfest…it’s not just for people anymore! Rescue Ranch in Statesville, North Carolina invites you to party with your pooch at Dogtoberfest on Saturday, October 8th. Do they make lederhosen for dogs?

This fun family-friendly event will include food trucks, a doggy treat truck, beer garden, dog costume contest, agility course, adoptable animals, pumpkin painting, live music, and more. You’ll also find plenty of local pet vendors in the “Barking Lot.”

Founded in 2012, Rescue Ranch is a 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. It sits on 87 acres in Statesville with a mission of promoting compassion for all animals through education and adoption programs. They have over 80 rescued animals of all types.

Rescue Ranch requests that all dogs attending Dogtoberfest are kept on leashes, are well-mannered, and fully vaccinated. It’s all happening on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Of course, dogs get in free. Rescue Ranch is located at 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville, North Carolina. You can see more details HERE.

Try This Playlist To Keep Your Dog Calm In The Car

If your dog hates car rides and traveling stresses them out, just crank up the tunes. But make sure they’re the right tunes. According to Study Finds, certain music can calm dogs in cars.

Two in three pet owners say their dogs get anxious while traveling by car. With nearly 75-percent of people taking Rover on road trips, that could be a problem. Luckily, senior lecturer of music at the University of West London, Sam Sutton, has put together the perfect playlist for your pooch.

A University of Glasgow study which looked into how music can affect a dog’s mood helped Sutton create the playlist. The researchers found that dogs calmed down best to soft rock and reggae. Artists on the list include the Bee Gees, Bob Marley, UB40, and Sade. Sutton even came up with a list of songs to avoid playing while your dog is in the car, which you can see HERE.

Top 10 Calming Songs For A Road Trip With Your Dog

  • 10. Sade - "Your Love Is King"

  • 9. Jimmy Cliff - "Many Rivers To Cross"

  • 8. The Eagles - "Desperado"

  • 7. Kate Bush - "Hounds Of Love"

  • 6. UB40 - "One In Ten"

  • 5. Pink Floyd - "Dark Side Of The Moon"

  • 4. Foreigner - "I Want To Know What Love Is"

  • 3. Bryan Adams - "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"

  • 2. Bob Marley - "No Woman No Cry"

  • 1. Bee Gees - "How Deep Is Your Love"