September 10, 2016
Times: 10am-2pm (rain date: Sept. 26)
Venue: North Carolina State University Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: $ 5 for owner and competing canine (includes one event and digital photo; each additional event and photo is $ 2); $ 3 for owner and non-competing dog; $ 1 for individuals; free for children 5 and younger
The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s 25th Annual Dog Olympics is a great family day, providing an excellent opportunity to further socialize well-behaved dogs as well as an opportunity for a family considering adding a pet to the home to observe all breeds of dogs and talk with their owners and representatives of various rescue groups. Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and non-athletic competitions. The Raleigh Kennel Club will operate a free microchip clinic (one pet per family). An Olympic Village will feature 13 rescue groups and shelters, canine health information booths, more than 20 vendors offering canine-related goods and services and food trucks. All proceeds support the rescue groups in attendance.