by Madison V. Fisler
Aug. 26, 2013. On Sept. 14, the Watauga Humane Society’s Dog Jog will be held at the Watauga Parks and Recreation Complex off of State Farm Road.
Registration for this fundraising event will begin at 11 a.m. with the Dog Jog held immediately following at noon. Through Sept. 13, early bird registration is only $22, while last minute registration is $25. Registration forms can be found online here or picked up at the following locations:
- Animal Hospital of Boone
- Animal Emergency and Pet Care Center of the High Country in Boone
- The Mast General Store in Downtown Boone
- The Watauga Humane Society
- Pet Supplies Plus in Boone
- Registration forms are available at the event for last minute registration.
The Dog Jog is a one mile race with dogs and owners. There are two separate categories based on the dog’s size, over 30 lbs or under 29. The dog-owner team with the fastest time will receive a commemorative pet photo tile and a t-shirt.
There is also a Team Challenge, which is a competition to see which team or business can raise the most money for the orphaned pets at the shelter. The winning team will have their team name displayed proudly at the adoption center and a commemorative photo tile. Team donations must be turned in prior to the event to count.
For more information, or to register for the event, click here, or call the Watauga Humane Society at 828-264-7865.