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23rd Annual Dog Olympics Encourages Adoption

17 Sep 2014 | by Neha Manchanda | Posted in: Wag News

dog olympicsThis year, North Carolina State’s Centennial Biomedical Campus proudly hosted the 23rd Annual Dog Olympics, a  with an aim to save homeless canines and encourage adoption of as many dogs as possible. Being a host to over 20 differentt rescue shelters and over 30 vendors, the Dog Olympics played an important part in sharing facts and statistics about adopting pets and especially on the adoption of canines who have been rescued or have been abandoned and are in a shelter. 


Dog Olympics is a charitable event that aims to build a stronger human -  animal bond and encourage participation of canines from all walks of life to participate in athletic and non- athletic competitions such as Best Trick, Small & Big Dog Limbo, High Jump, Howling Contest, Musical Sit, Roll Over Rover, Look Alike Contest, Longest Tail and Agility Relays. Pet owners who participated in this years Dog Olympics were thrilled and excited with the experience as not only was the Olympics informative, it provided an excellent opportunity to dogs and dog owners to socialise with each other. A free microchip clinic was also organised for the participants.


A Paralympics Parade was also held where dogs with spinal cord injuries walked tall and proud alongside their owners and hoped to raise awareness for canine disabilities and bring forward a socialisation platform for disabled dogs to interact with other dogs. At the Olympics, representatives from Cary K9 Unit, Treibbal with Superior Dog Training, Flyball with Dog Gone Fast, American Kennel Club and Canine Good Citizenship Testing gave detailed presentations about their respective field of work to the proud pet parents present. All the proceeds raised from the event were donated to the groups present and to the Canine Rescue Organisations in the area.

Source: Technician Online

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