The first annual Drumheller and District Humane Society dog jog went off without a hitch on Saturday, August 26.
The event started off at the Badlands Community Facility at 11:00 A.M. and participants were able to choose to jog a route of one, three or five kilometres. Water buckets were placed along the routes to keep dogs well hydrated.
A total of twelve dog joggers pre-registered for the event and nine more signed up on Saturday morning. Heather Jones participated with her Chocolate Lab.
"We live on an acreage so she doesn't get to see a lot of other dogs and see other people a lot when we go on walks, so I thought what a better way to get her out and support the Humane Society at the same time."
"She is very hyper and excited about everything. She just shoved her entire head in the water bucket."
Dog jogger Dawn Gough also attended to help out the Humane Society. "It's just to donate to the Society," she said. Gough explained that her dog Marmaduke fell into the river so they both got 'well hydrated.'
The fundraiser ended at Partici Park with a variety of activities for dogs and their owners, including an obstacle course.
"We tried the agility stuff but that was a no-go," laughed Jones. " She just sort of lied on the ground and rolled around instead."
All proceeds from the day's events go to the Drumheller and District Humane Society.
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