Dachshund races, mixed breed races, a chihuahua race, costume contests, “smooching pooches” and more, plus adoptable pets, doggy treat makers, animal portrait painters, hand-crafted jewelry for dogs and people…fun for all is guaranteed at the Columbia County Doxie Derby.
Co-sponsored by Covenant Pet Trust (CPT) and Doxie Tales Rescue, the fund-raising event is sanctioned by the National Dachshund Races. Last year dogs came from five states to compete for the trophy and the right to compete in the National Dachshund Championship.
CPT, an all-volunteer non-profit, works with terminally ill pet owners to ensure that their pets are re-homed when the owner becomes incapacitated or dies, guaranteeing that they will be loved and cared for and never end up in an animal shelter. Even after a pet is placed in a new home, CPT follows it for life.
The event will be held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Lake City.