Eastern Sierra Tails and Trails Dog Fest is a fundraising activity of Mammoth Lakes Lions Club in support of the local community including four-legged friends. Proceeds from this event will support sight related care, including eye exams and glasses for students, eye and hearing exams and equipment for elders, as well as other sight-impaired support systems like Canine Companions for Independence and Guide Dogs for the Blind. In addition, the Lions will help spread the importance of everyone cleaning up after their dogs and keeping their dogs on leash on our designated trails. To underline the importance of cleaning up, the Lions will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Town of Mammoth Lakes in support dog waste stations/ dog bag dispensers and waste receptacles.

1. Furthering the health and wellness of pets and their people through providing Dog education (there will be dog education stations along the 3 trails and a pet expo.

2. Dogathon (varying routes all starting at Hayden Cabin) as a great exercise for owner and dog as well as a great way to clear your mind and relieve the stress of your everyday lives. The trails will provide a way for the Eastern Sierra community and guests to explore some of the wonderful trails that Mammoth Lakes Park and Recreation has to offer.

3. Activities throughout the Dog Fest will include a Costume Contest, Look-a-Like Contest, and Tail Wagging Contest.

4. Collection bins will be at the registration tables for new, used, prescription, non-prescription eyeglasses, safety glasses and sunglasses, hearing aids and old cell phones to be distributed to help those in need.

Mammoth Lions, Bishop Veterinary Hospital, the Town of Mammoth Lakes Park & Recreation Department, and Mammoth Lakes Fire and Police Department are co-sponsors for the event. Sponsors will work together to further the Lion’s Mission and ensure a successful event.

We are working towards creating a strong foundation in our initial year so that we can build upon the event each year and we will be finalizing working with Bishop Veterinary Hospital, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department and Police Department, and having other community participants such as Tailwaggers, Mono County SAR, Mammoth Dog Teams, Big Pine Animal Shelter for Adoption, Friends of the Inyo, and other local pet stores and other dog friendly establishments present.

We recognize the Eastern Sierras are not only loved by humans, but our canines play a very special part of our environment.