Scene from a previous Dog Jog event. Courtesy photo
On your mark, get set, wag! Dogs and their human companions will gather Saturday, April 27, at Rover Park in White Rock to run the 5-kilometer course or walk the 2-mile course in the annual Dog Jog and Fun Walk.
Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, walkers, and dogs in all manner of fun categories.
Coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, the Mountain Canine Corps, Pajarito K9 Search and Rescue and the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Dog Jog is a fundraising event for the Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA). FOSCA is a non-profit organization that pays for hundreds of spay/neuter surgeries each year to reduce pet overpopulation in north central New Mexico. FOSCA also provides veterinary assistance funds for pet owners whose cat or dog has suffered a catastrophic illness or injury.
Los Alamos Dog Jog registration forms are now available. Participants can save $5 off of the entry fee if they submit their registration forms on or before Sunday, April 7. Every registered individual will receive a snazzy event T-shirt with a logo designed by a local student and a packet filled with entertaining and educational dog-related information. Participants do not need to have a dog to join the fun.
Anyone interested in joining the fun can get entry forms at the FOSCA website (http://www.lafos.org) or at locations around the county, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, LA Doghouse and the White Rock Senior Center.