schuh uggs 4th annual Doggie Dash to be held Sunday
It isn’t just the people of Missoula who are invited to take part in a five kilometer run this weekend, their dogs are open to come too.
The fourth annual Doggie Dash, a combination of a fun run and pet expo, is planned for Sunday, May 17, at Silver Park.
Meg Rogosienski, Parks and Rec recreation specialist,
said the expo will feature a dog agility course, as well as groomers, trainers, dog walkers, veterinarians and pet supply retailers. Area animal shelters will also bring pets along that are up for adoption.
The proceeds from the first Doggie Dash helped animal control set up its pet microchipping program, and the second year payed to start spay and neuter services. Wood said last year and this year’s proceeds go into the general fund that pays for supplies for the shelter as well as the medical bills of taking care of animals.
Every year, animal control brings a selection of pets to Doggie Dash hoping to find them a new home and get them adopted. Even if people aren’t willing or able to make that commitment,
Wood said they will also have dogs that runners can take with them for the 5K if they don’t have a four legged friend of their own to bring along.