We may be nearing the end of the dog days of summer, but one last event will give you and your pup the chance to have some fun together, while competing for cool prizes too. The 23rd annual Doggie Olympics are happening Sunday, September 16 at City Park (Pavilion #7) in Fort Collins. This non-profit fundraiser gives local canines the chance to show off their skills and compete to be top dog in several different categories. The competitive events feature games in the areas of obedience, retrieve, run, obstacles, catch, and best trick. Dogs can participate in one prize level only, which are broken down into: Competitive - all ages and for those who are used to competing with their dog; Junior handler - for persons under the age of 16 to compete against each other; Senior dog - for dogs 10+ years of age to compete against each other; and Fun/Recreational - all ages for a fun day competing for prizes. There is also the

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option to purchase Paws-at-Play tickets, which is for those who just want to play a few games, but do not want to compete for medals or prizes. Participants are required to pre-register to compete for awards. Registration deadline for all entries is Monday, September 10, 2018. Day of event registration will be limited to Paws-at-Play tickets.

Some important things to keep in mind about the event:

  • Bring water and a water dish for your dog!
  • All dogs must be currently vaccinated and licensed.
  • All dogs MUST be leashed except while participating in a fenced event
  • Remember to clean up after your dog or you could face disqualification

Entry admission varies depending on what you sign up for. For the full day's schedule, visit: http://www.colapp.org/doggie-olympics/schedule/.