May 14, 2011 · 10 am - 4 pm
Red Wing Park
1398 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia | Map
Bring your furry friend and check out the doggie-related businesses, the canine rescue organizations, and the inspiring canine demonstrations.
Activities taking place at the K-9 Karnival include:
- 2011 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Local Championships | 1-3 pm (Registration begins at 10 am)
Unleash the champion in your dog during this ever-entertaining contest with amazing displays 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 15 canine rescue organizations will have educational displays and canine activities. If you are interested, many will have dogs on site for adoption.
There will be numerous exhibitors showcasing a wide range of pet-related products and services. Food will also be available for purchase.
- Canine Demonstrations
Virginia Beach Fire Department, Virginia Beach Police K-9 Unit and Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs (GARD)
- New for 2011! Agility Course Competition | 11:30 am (Registration begins at 10 am)
With jumps, hoops, tunnels and more, kids age 5-12 can compete with their pups. All dogs must be on a leash and retractable leashes are not permitted. Presented in partnership with Family Dog Club Inc.
- 20th Annual Dog-Gonest Dog Show | 10:30 am - 12 pm (Registration begins at 10 am)
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 Clinic | 10 am - 3 pm
A must for every dog! Offered on site at the “Neuter Scooter,” by the Virginia Beach SPCA. VBSPCA veterinarians will offer rabies shots at a reduced rate of $10.
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.
Free admission & onsite parking