All Scouts are invited...
North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will host
the 20th Annual Dog Olympics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10
with fun competition, canine demonstrations, rescue groups, free microchip
clinic, vendors, and pet health information booths.
This year's Dog Olympics, which will be held on the newly landscaped campus
"hearth," marks a return of the event to the NC State Centennial Biomedical
Campus after a three-year absence during construction of the Randall B.
Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center (Terry Center).
As in previous years, the event is sponsored by the Student Chapter of the
American Animal Hospital Association to celebrate the human-animal bond and
raise money to further the work of local animal rescue groups.
Dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes are invited to participate in athletic
and non-athletic competitions including Musical Sit, Frisbee Toss, High
Jump, Longest Tail, Look-a-Like, Best Beggar, Best Trick, and other
contests. The Raleigh Police K-9 Unit, the American Kennel Club (AKC)
agility teams and Canine Good Citizen test, professional training tips, and
the Go Dog Go! Flyball Club are featured demonstrations.
The popular family event includes a free microchip clinic by the Raleigh
Kennel Club (one pet per family) with trained personnel implanting a
microchip that can be scanned with a handheld device to help lost dogs find
their way home. The "Olympic Village" will feature canine health information
booths staffed by Terry Center personnel.
Additional attractions include the opportunity to visit with representatives
of 10 animal rescue groups, "human" games where owners can win prizes for
their pet, gift basket raffles throughout the day, a wading pool "Cooling"
station for dogs needing a quick dip, and vendor tents offering
canine-related goods and services. Food and beverages will be available for
Admission for owner and canine athlete is $7 with the cost covering an entry
fee for one event and a photo of the canine champion on the Olympic
platform. Each additional event or photo is $1. Admission for individuals is
$1 and children five and younger are free. All proceeds support the rescue
groups in attendance and future Dog Olympics.
All dogs must be current on vaccinations and kept on leash when not
performing in a ring.
The rain date is Sept. 24. For additional details and updates, visit
http://www.ncsu-dog-olympics.org/home.html or call 919.513.6662.
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