20th Annual Paws in the Park March 29-30

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Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Independence Park (3919 Liberty Drive)
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Admission, FREE on-site parking

Pearland Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the 20th annual Paws in the Park, coordinated by Pup Squad Animal Rescue. We will kick things off on Saturday morning with the HEB Plus! Pet and Owner Fun Run followed by the national Dock Diving competition. Then, dogs of all breeds will take to the air, as the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club will hold a competition in two divisions. Also scheduled to perform are the canine cast of “Pets Overboard,” an entertaining pet-centric show. Plus, face-painting, hamster balls, doggy dancing, costume contests and much more!

Get full event details, schedules and more at the Pup Squad site here!

Dock Diving

Dock Diving is a dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water. A team consists of one dog, of any type or size, and usually one handler but sometimes two handlers. Dogs must be over six months of age to compete. Handlers may use a toy, also known as the chase object. The dogs are not required to chase or retrieve the toy. For more information check out the Dock Dogs website.

In addition to the Dock Diving competition, Paws In The Park will host teams from across the nation competing in the US Dog Disc Nationals. There are several demonstrations planned throughout the weekend including Flyball, Agility, Obedience and Grooming.

“Pets Overboard!”

PM Productions Entertainment will entertain furry fans (and their owners) of all ages with performances of “Pets Overboard!” This popular local show was created in 2006 as a stage show, featuring animals rescued from local shelters. It is a high-action, exciting show with fun for everyone. The show is pirate-themed and comes complete with scenery, costumes and a double-level elevated stage. The canine cast of “Pets Overboard!” has performed at themeparks, county fairs and festivals across Texas.

Performance times for “Pets Overboard!”: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

About Pup Squad

The mission of Pup Squad Animal Rescue is to rescue orphaned puppies and nursing litters from the streets, shelters and other life-threatening situations and match them with permanent adoptive homes, and to provide support and education to these adopters and the community at large. We will work with other community rescue efforts to promote spay/neuter, adoption and humane animal care to ultimately reduce the number of animals euthanized in Houston and surrounding areas.

HEB Plus! Pet and Owner Fun Run

Each year this event begins with a Fun Run and this year’s races are 1K, 3K, and 5K. Compete with or without your four-legged friends! Register on Active.com by clicking on the “Register Online” button below. (Note: Clicking button will deliver you to our third-party registration site.) Applications are also available in the Pearland Parks & Recreation Office, located at 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77584 during normal business hours.

NEW! A 5k Wheelchair Division has been added this year to encourage participation from both Adult and Youth differently-abled participants. There is no charge for entrants in this division. Please note that racing wheelchairs are mandatory for participation. Please contact Adaptive Recreation Specialist, Lindsay French, with questions.

Race Registration Brochure

1k Race Map
3k Race Map
5k Race Map

Thanks to our friends at the Silvercreek Tribune for sharing.

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