Dogs will be dominating the big screen this weekend in Grand Junction.

It's the 5th annual Bow Wow Film Festival to benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society and Grand Valley dog lovers will be gathering at the Avalon this Sunday, February 16 to celebrate their best friends.

What you're going to get is 90  minutes of lovable and adorable dogs on the big screen in a collection of short pooch-theme films all rolled into one. It's okay if you have been to the Bow Wow Film Festival in the past because the films are different every year.

Since 2015, these dog events have raised over $200,000 for animal rescue groups like Roice-Hurst, so your attendance is supporting the excellent work of this animal rescue organization.

In recent years Roice-Hurst has been much more visible in the community with special events to raise awareness of the work they do in the Grand Valley. Every week, homeless dogs and cats are finding forever-homes, thanks to Roice-Hurst.

Zane Mathews
Zane Mathews

My rescue dog, Frisco, is 13 1/2 this year and she has been the best friend in the world whether it's been walking, hiking, snuggling under the covers, watching football on my lap, or greeting me at the door with so much excitement and enthusiasm. I couldn't have asked for a better dog.

I believe in the work of animal rescue organizations like Roice-Hurst Humane Society and I hope you will come out this Sunday to celebrate your dog - or dogs - and to support Roice-Hurst. Dogs bring so much joy to our lives and I think we can bring a little joy to theirs as well.

There is a 1:00 matinee for the Bow Wow Film Festival and an evening showing at 5:00. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids and under. At the door, tickets will be $20 for adults, and $8 for kids.

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