The call for entries is going on now through June 1, 2014 for dog owners to sign up their canines for the competitive (and not so competitive) events of the area’s inaugural Triad Dog Games.
This is the first canine competition of its kind in the Triad, featuring Carolina DockDogs —a dock-jumping and dock-diving sports as seen on ESPN and The Animal Planet. Other local competitions and events to sign up for include novice agility, disc dog contest (Frisbee/catch and throw), Dachshund races and a 1-mile dog walk.
Some events are free to register, and others have small registration fees ranging from $10-$25 to benefit The Sergei Foundation, a North Carolina 501(c)(3) organization, in its mission to save companion pets’ lives. All registration forms and listing of events and activities can be found online at www.TriadDogGames.com.
About Triad Dog Games:
This admission-free, two-day, public event will be held at Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees may enter their dogs to compete, but all are welcome to come spectate, shop the stores, eat and have some family fun (including leashed, friendly and rabies vaccinated canine family members). Parking for the event will be off-site in three locations, and can be seen on the event map.
In addition to the local competitions and dog walk, activities have been planned for the for the non-athletic pets and attendees including a K-9 Hawaiian pool party, a pet/parent look-alike contest and a kids make and take project; all are free, but a donation is suggested. There will also be a large-scale pet adoption fair featuring ten area rescues and shelters.
All donations made to The Sergei Foundation at the event will be matched by The Morykwas Foundation for up to $15,000. Cash, check and credit card donations may be made at the Triad Dog Games’ information tent during all event hours. In addition, donations can be made anytime at http://www.SergeiFoundation.org/donate.
“For most of us, pets are family members, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them,” said Karen Fullerton, founder and president of The Sergei Foundation. “This first-time community event allows us to celebrate our pets and have a weekend full of fun with them while supporting a good cause.”
About The Sergei Foundation:
The Sergei Foundation incorporated in 2009 and is a 501(c)(3) North Carolina nonprofit organization with a mission of saving companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial aid to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care. To date, the organization has helped hundreds of dogs and cats in the Triad area receive emergency veterinary medical attention. For funding criteria and to see many of the pets helped, please visit www.SergeiFoundation.org