The 11th Annual Pet-A-Palooza, held by Mix 94.1, brought out more than 20,000 people and their pets to Star Nursery Field on Saturday, April 10.
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Our favorite barks and banter from the 11th annual music and animal festival, held Saturday at Star Nursery Field.

Tell it like it is: “I always tell my kids, ‘I’ll get rid of you before I get rid of my dogs.’ They believe me.”

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One Chihuahua’s opinion of Orianthi: *yawn* “Boooring. When is Kris Allen going on?”

Best/Worst Parenting Award: A woman, dragging her son, kicking and screaming, across Star Nursery Field, exclaims, “You don’t listen half as well as these damn dogs.”

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Back to the Chihuahua: “Oh, Kris. He’s so dreamy. I think I’m going to cry."

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Hey, down in front!

Worst part (for dogs) about Pet-A-Palooza: Unless you find someone willing to hold you up, seeing the stage is impossible. Down in front!

Interview with a 9-year-old yellow lab, Jackson, and his two human friends:

Weekly: So, who are you here to see?

Jackson: Five for Fighting. They’re my favorite band besides Creed.

Weekly: Is this your first time seeing them?

Jackson: Yes.

Tyler Wogalter: Oh, man. I hope he doesn’t go crazy.

Corey Wogalter: He might. He’ll start crowd surfing.

Weekly: What do you think of the event so far?

Jackson: It’s great. The free biscuits help.

Weekly: Awesome. Anything else you want to add?

Jackson: I’d like to say, “What up to all my dawgs in Cleveland.” Spell that d-a-w-g-s.

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Best part (for dogs) about Pet-A-Palooza: No dress code. You can channel your inner Lady Gaga, wear a fur coat and no pants and nobody will judge you.

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Best part (for humans) about Pet-A-Palooza: Apparently, you can put your kids up for adoption.

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Idle on-stage chatter from Kris Allen: “Look at that dog right there. He looks so sad... He must be an Adam (Lambert) fan.”


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