Paws up for the K-9 Karnival at Mount Trashmore Park

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 am – 3 pm at Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, March 15, 2013

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation invites canine lovers and their furry friends to Mount Trashmore Park for a day dedicated solely to dogs. K-9 Karnival is an opportunity for all dogs to come paw-to-paw with numerous canine competitions, demonstrations, displays and more!  Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 beginning at 10 am at Mount Trashmore Park, 300 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 with many giveaways and prizes.  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:


2013 Hyperflite® Skyhoundz® Local Championships
Registration begins at 10 am – 12 pm, Canine disc competition: 1 – 3 pm
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. Register your dog to participate and receive a free Hyperflite disc  to use during the competition and 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 over 15 commercial exhibitors showcasing a wide range of pet-related products and services. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

Canine Demonstrations
The Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs (GARD) will give a demonstration of search and rescue techniques at 11 am on the main field. Tidewater Search and Rescue will give an obedience demonstration along with a demonstration with human remains detection dogs.


Agility Course   
With jumps, hoops, tunnels and more, all ages with their pups are allowed to try out the agility course for a minimal fee. All dogs must be on a leash, retractable leashes are not permitted. Presented in partnership with the Family Dog Club, Inc.


22nd Annual Dog-Gonest Dog Show 
Registration begins at 10 am, Contests: 10:30 am – 12 noon
This is 15 seconds of fame for you and your favorite mutt! Does your dog love peanut butter? Have him or her compete in contests like the “GREAT Peanut Butter Lick-Off!”  Additional contests include Tail Wagging, Barking, 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 by VBSPCA 10 am – 3 pm
A must for every dog! Vaccine Clinic 10am – 3pm offered onsite at the “Neuter Scooter” by the Virginia Beach SPCA.  VBSPCA veterinarians will provide rabies and distemper  vaccinations at a reduced rate of $10, and microchips at a cost of $25. The Neuter Scooter is also offering low-cost Canine and Feline Spay/Neuter (appointments must be scheduled in advanced - 757-323-7729).

This event is brought to you by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. For more information about the K-9 Karnival, please call the Virginia Beach Special Events Office at 757-385-2990 (TTY: dial 711), e-mail or visit


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