The most talented canine athletes in the southeastern U.S. will take to the skies when Skyhoundz, the largest disc-dog competition series in the world, holds its 2017 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier Friday through Sunday, February 24–26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Georgia’s Islands High School. Canines can be seen, literally, jumping for joy!
“This Classic Disc Dogathon Qualifying event is only given to one city per state,” said Chief Master Sergeant USAF James Fox of the Border Pawtrol Disc Dog Team, one of the event organizers, along with TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories, its parent company, Bentley’s Pet Stuff and Islands High School. “Because of this, this event will be attracting competitors from many surrounding states who are trying to qualify for the World Championship.”
Attendance is free of charge. Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes. At the event, pet food donations will be collected to help homeless veterans with pets in Savannah and Chatham County, through the help of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660. Pet rescue agencies, such as One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet Rescue and FACTS, will be at the event, showing off pets looking for their forever homes.
Participating national pet food vendors include: Natural Balance, Sawmill Creek, Canidae, Midwestern, Tuffy’s Pet Food, Nature’s Logic, Stella and Chewy’s, Pets Global, Blue Buffalo, Precise Pet, Fussie Cat, Lotus, Nutrisource, Pro-Pac Ultimates, Nulo and Zignature. Local vendors, such as the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, Hipster Hound, Todd B’s Honey, as well as the Islands High School’s Veterinary Science students, boasting their latest hypoallergenic dog treats, will also be there.
Proceeds raised at the event will be donated Islands High School’s Veterinary Science program. Islands High School is one of the few high schools in the state of Georgia that has a veterinary science program. Students can develop skills to become employed as a veterinary assistant, upon graduation and completion of the course examination.
For more information on being a vendor, to volunteer, event schedule and entry competition fees, please visit tailsspin.com or call James Fox at 912-656-5788.