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Organizers says newest summer festival is going to the dogs

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Pam Wright

Calling all dogs.

The Sarnia-Lambton Humane Society is launching a brand new fundraiser and local pooches and their owners are invited.

A host of activities and performances are planned for the first annual Dog Festival, hosted by the Fox & Hound Canine Resort on June 9, says Humane Society event coordinator Trista Lowe.

“We needed something unique for a fundraiser and this is what we’ve come up with,” Lowe said.

The event will feature amateur and professional competitions as well. Among them is dock diving, whereby a massive pool — the size of transport truck — is where canine water lovers will be judged on their diving prowess.

“It’s much bigger than a backyard pool,” Lowe said, adding there is a registered competition and one for amateurs as well.

“We expect it will draw entries from across the country,” Lowe explained.

A competitive disc (Frisbee) contest, an agility course and plenty of entertainment for dog lovers are also on tap.

The OPP Canine Unit will preform along with the London-based Ultimate Travelling Dog Show.

“They both put on impressive shows,” Lowe said.

There will also be a Jack Russell terrier contest and numerous food and dog-related vendors.

The event takes place on a 50-acre property at the corner of Michigan and Brigden Road.

The new event is replacing the agency’s annual walk, Lowe said, adding “fundraising is what keeps the humane society’s doors open.”

Admission is $10 per adult. Dogs and kids are free.

 

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