Goochland Rescue Dog Olympics and Adoption Event announced for May

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Dog lovers and canine companions rejoice! A fun afternoon awaits you soon.

The Rescue Dog Olympic and Adoption Event is scheduled to take place on May 21, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery located in 4100 Knolls Point Drive in Goochland. The adoption event will feature a host of activities for owners and their furry friends, including contests, prizes, pet-centric vendors, food trucks, music and more.

Adoptable dogs from rescue groups and local shelters will be spotlighted at the event as ‘Gold Medalists’, each wearing a yellow ‘Gold Medal’ bandana to indicate they are looking for a home for still. Anyone with foster or shelter dogs is encouraged to attend the event to show the dogs up for adoption.

Credit: Goochland Pet Lovers

Goochland Pet Lovers, a non-profit organization that works with the county to provide financial support, programs, and community engagement activities for pet lovers and their pets, is hosting the event with support from a number of local sponsors, such as Dominion Energy, Cowardin’s Jewelers, the Giving Arts Foundation, Holiday Barn Pet Resorts and other organizations. The first Rescue Dog Olympics were held in 2018.

For more information about the event or how to become a sponsor, email Erica Ditzler or visit the Goochland Pet Lovers website.

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