Annual Doggie Dash is Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Andalusia Area Humane Society’s ninth annual “Deep South Doggie Dash and Strut Your Mutt Walk” will be held at Robinson Park on Church Street this Sat., Sept. 14.

This is a dog-friendly, family event. Anyone can participate as long as they can properly handle their dog. AAHS organizers do ask that people only bring dogs that are friendly, leashed and current on vaccinations.

“But it’s not necessary to bring a dog to participate – everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun,” said AAHS volunteer Debra Evans. “If you care about helping animals, this is a great opportunity to make a difference and you can do it with your dog beside you.”

Proceeds fund community-wide programs of the Andalusia Area Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, Evans said.

All events are included in the $20 registration fee and all Doggie Dash participants will receive an event T-shirt, a fall photo with their pet and a goody bag filled with useful things for people and dogs. Light refreshments will be served. One can register as many dogs as desired at no additional charge. Kids and dog race age groups are: 4 and under; 5 to 7; 8 to 10, and 11 to 13.

Parents are welcome to race with their children, and first, second and third place medals will be awarded in all kid races. Prizes will also be awarded in the “best dog costume contest.”

Adults and teens can enjoy the “Strut Your Mutt Walk” and fall photos with pets. The “Doggie Dash Hero” prize is awarded to the participant who raises the most money. And, for a minimal charge, Dr. Louis Jones will be on hand to microchip one’s pets.

Registration and “Doggie Dash Hero” award forms are available to download at on the “Doggie Dash” page to complete ahead of time. Event day registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and forms will be available at the event.

For additional information, please contact the Andalusia Area Humane Society at 334.582.2566 or visit us online.