Annual Doggie Dash slated for next weekend

Published 11:58 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Think your dog has the waggiest tail or the best doggie bark? Then bring him or her out to the 12th Annual Doggie Dash Day set for Sat., Oct. 1, beginning with registration at 9 a.m and events starting at 9:30 a.m.

The day, sponsored by the Andalusia Area Humane Society (AAHS), takes place at the future AAHS Community Dog Park on Pearl Street. In addition to Waggiest Tail and Best Bark, there are prizes for Best Doggie Trick and, of course, the Strut Your Mutt ‘Best Costume’ Walk and the Doggie Dash Agility Course (it’s easy & fun).

Shown is a participant in last year’s Doggie Dash.  Courtesy photo

Shown is a participant in last year’s Doggie Dash.
Courtesy photo

Register now for just $10 or day of event for $15. Registration includes all Doggie Events, an Event T-shirt, pet photo, goodie bag, face painting, refreshments and door prizes.

“This is a big fundraiser for the Andalusia Area Humane Society,” said Debra Evans, Treasurer, “and it’s great fun for pets and their humans, too.”

The money raised benefits “Friends of the Shelter” programs such as low-cost spay/neuter for lower income residents, strays and pets adopted from the Andalusia Animal Shelter and distribution of pet food to Covington County shelters and rescues.

Details and forms are available at local vets’ offices and online at For more information, call 334-582-2665. You can also like and follow them on Facebook at AndalusiaAreaHumaneSociety.

“We do require that all dogs be leased, vaccinated and have a friendly temperament,” said Evans. “We also want to express our appreciation to all of those who are sponsors for The Doggie Dash and Strut Your Mutt Walk.”

The Andalusia Area Humane Society is a 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to ‘at risk’ animals in Andalusia and Covington County and placing healthy, adoptable shelter animals in loving homes.

“We are excited about engaging the community in the welfare of our animals,” Evans said. “The city does so many wonderful and progressive things to improve the quality of life for its citizens,” she said, “and improving and expanding the way we care for our animals is a continuation of that progress.”

The AAHS is an all-volunteer “Friends of the Shelter” support agency working to create a vibrant, model animal welfare and adoption complex on Pearl Street in Andalusia.