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Dog Olympics to be held at NCSU

Posted September 18, 2015

Photo from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

— North Carolina State University’s 24th annual Dog Olympics will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and nonathletic competitions, including rollover rover, musical sit, longest tail, doggie limbo, high jump and other contests.

A new addition this year is a demonstration ring where the youngest canine handlers can present their pet’s skills. Additional attractions include a free microchip clinic, demonstrations from several canine groups, vendor tents and food trucks.

The event will be held at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, near the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road. WRAL Capital Bureau Chief Laura Leslie is one of the emcee's at the event.

The annual charitable event is organized by veterinary students. 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 noncompeting dog is $3. Admission for individuals is $1, and children age 5 and younger are free.

All proceeds support the animal rescue groups in attendance.

Dog attendees should be kept on a leash when not performing in a ring and must be at least 4 months old and current on vaccinations to participate.

In the event of rain, the Dog Olympics will be held Sept. 26.

For more information, visit the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine website.


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