Did you know that the 23rd annual Dog Olympics is scheduled for September 13th, 2014? However, the weather report for Raleigh, NC is calling for rain with a risk of thunderstorms, so the rain date is October 4th, 2014.
The Companion Animal Wellness Club at NC State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting this charitable event to raise money for animal rescue organizations. This special event (held on a Saturday) will run from 10 am to 3 pm at 1060 William Moore Drive (near Hillsborough Street and the Blue Ridge highway intersection) at NC State Centennial Biomedical Campus.
Total Verhext on flickr / Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
What I love about this event is that it's not a fierce "show dog" type of competition. Instead, it celebrates all kinds of dogs and the bond we have to our beloved canine family members.
Shortly after 12 noon there will be a Paralympics Parade featuring doggies with spinal cord injuries.
Doggies of any breed or mix, any shape or size, can participate in either athletic or non-athletic contests.
Promo Video for the 2008 Dog Olympics at NCSU
Schedule for Dog Olympic Events
All proceeds support the 20 rescue groups in attendance
Demonstration and AKC Rings
Pup Fan on flickr / Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 GenericThe following is the tentative schedule for the demonstrations held during the Dog Olympics. The Olympic Village will showcase 20 rescue groups and shelters, NCSU libraries, canine health information booths (including the CVM Seizure Studies Program), vendors offering canine-related goods and services, a bake sale, and food trucks.
10:15 am K9 Unit Cary Police Department (Demo Ring)
2012 NC State Vet School Dog Olympics
K9 Kindness Sponsored a No Choke Challenge
About NCSU Veterinary School
According to U.S. News & World Report, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine ranks third in America among colleges of veterinary medicine. This incredible educational facility has also delved into the connections between animal and human health.
Since I studied prosthetics (in humans), I found out about the following procedure known as osseointegration which was performed on a dog named Cassidy in 2008. The prosthetic implant allowed Cassidy's leg bone to fuse itself to the new implant. Unfortunately, Cassidy died in June 2010 due to lymphoma.
First Dog Leg Implantation at NC State
Uploaded on Dec 9th, 2008 by Mr. Posovsky
For Doggies in Training for the Olympics
Buster (USA) is wearing red; Tiger (Canada) is in purple
Before You Head Out the Door
and since the weather forecast could change
For more information (and to find out if the date has been rescheduled for October 4th because of inclement weather) call: (919) 513-6662 or email the Dog Olympics at firstname.lastname@example.org