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22nd Annual Dog Olympics
Start Date: 9/14/2013Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 9/14/2013End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description:
North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host the 22nd Annual Dog Olympics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 with fun competition, canine demonstrations, rescue groups, free microchip clinic, and a special Paralympics for dogs with spinal cord injuries.
The Dog Olympics is a charitable event that celebrates the human-animal bond and raises money for local animal rescue groups. Canines of all breeds, shapes, and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and non-athletic competition such as Rollover Rover, Musical Sit, Longest Tail, Limbo, Frisbee Toss, Howling Contest, Look-a-Like, Best Trick, Best Beggar, and High Jump.
A free microchip clinic will be sponsored by the Raleigh Kennel Club (one pet per family) with trained personnel implanting a microchip that can be scanned with a handheld device ensuring a lost dog will be returned to its owner. Demonstrations will include a Paralympics for dogs with spinal cord injuries focuses on the bond owners of paraplegic dogs have with their pets. The special activity will include Obstacle Course Navigation, Best Decorated Cart, and Cart Races. An Olympic Village will features canine health information booths, vendors offering canine-related goods and services, and rescue groups and shelters.
All dogs must be current on vaccinations and kept on leash when not performing in a ring.
The event will be held on the “hearth” of the NC State Centennial Biomedical Campus located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh near the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Highway.
The rain date is Oct. 5. For detailed information, email NCdogolympics@gmail.com or mruppel@ncsu.edu.
Location Information:
College of Veterinary Medicine  (View Map)
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States

Veterinary School
Contact Information:
Name: Dave Green
Phone: 919.513.6662
Email: david_green@ncsu.edu
Admission Information:
Admission for owner and competing canine athlete is $5 with the cost covering an entry fee for one event and a photo of the canine champion on the Olympic platform. Each additional event and photo is $2. Admission for owner and non-competing dog is $2. Admission for individuals is $1 while children age five and younger are free. All proceeds support the rescue groups in attendance. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and kept on leash when not performing in a ring.
Event URL:
http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/news/olympics/

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