Location: Red Wing Park
Another day gone to the dogs! Canine lovers and their four-legged fuzzy friends ranging from pound puppies to the purebred are invited to attend this day dedicated solely to dogs. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the K-9 Karnival, an opportunity to come paw-to-paw with numerous canine demonstrations, competitions, displays and more! Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Red Wing Park, 1398 General Booth Blvd. Join the contests! All dogs (with up to date inoculations) are encouraged to attend and bring their owners on leashes!
Activities taking place at the K-9 Karnival include:
2007 Skyhoundz Hyperflite Local Championships
Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., Canine disc competition: 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
This highly exciting and ever-entertaining contest is an amazing display of canine grace, athleticism and agility. This disc-catching event is open to all owners and dogs, regardless of breed, size or experience, as pound puppies can compete paw-to-paw with purebred canines. (In fact, a number of shelter adoptees have gone on to win it all. Who knows - you may have a future champion on your hands!) Register your dog to participate and receive a free competition disc to take home.
Canine Rescue Organizations
Over 20 canine rescue organizations will have educational displays and canine activities. If you are interested, many will have dogs on site available for adoption.
Canine Agility Course
Enjoy the Canine Agility Course, by the Family Dog Club, with jumps, hoops, tunnels, and more!
Demonstrations by the Virginia Beach Police K-9 Unit, Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs, and the Virginia State Police Canines are an inspiration to all.
16th Annual Dog-Gonest Dog Show
It’s 15 seconds of fame for you and your favorite mutt! Contest categories include Best Tail Wagging, Best Barking, Owner/Dog Look-Alike, and “Stupid Pet Tricks.” Register at the show arena on the day of the event. Participation is free and prizes will be awarded!
Rabies Shot and Canine ID Clinic 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A must for every dog! Offered by Tidewater Humane, Inc., veterinarians will be giving rabies shots at a reduced rate at Shelter #3. In addition, for a small fee you can get a permanent identification microchip for your dog.
Pup-Peroni Pup-Patrol 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can check out the free Pup-Peroni National Pup Friendly Tour’s interactive display, pick up some dog treats, and have your picture taken driving the Vespa scooter with your pooch in the side car. NOTE: Pup-Patrol will also be set up near the Dog Park at Woodstock Park, 5709 Providence Road, VA Beach, on Sunday May 13, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
There will be numerous exhibitors showcasing a wide range of pet-related products and services. Festival foods will also be available for purchase. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed.
You can also register your dog for year-round fun and exercise in the dog parks, located at Red Wing Park and Woodstock Park. Each dog park is approximately one acre and is fenced in to allow dogs to run and play free of their leashes. If you want to register your dog for admittance to the dog parks, please bring your City dog registration, rabies vaccination verification (or proof of), and $10.
This event is brought to you by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and our season sponsors: Coca-Cola, Bank@LANTEC, Chick-fil-A, and ValPak. Also sponsoring this event are radio stations 92.9 The Wave and 100.5 Max-FM. For more information about the K-9 Karnival, please call the Virginia Beach Parks Special Events Office at 757-427-2990 (TTY: dial 711), e-mail fun@VBgov.com or visit www.VBgov.com/parks.
Start Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007
End Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007
Start Time: 10 a.m.
End Time: 3 p.m.