Pooch Racing is about family dogs on the race track!
Does watching a dog having a good time bring a smile to your face, even if its not your dog?!!
At Pooch Racing it’s all about fun. Although there are usually one or two with the competitive spirit who are there to win!
Pre entered dogs are placed into race categories (or more precisely, dogatories) according to breed, size and fitness (or not) level. They run with a family member releasing them and ‘Mum‘ or their ‘bestie‘ encouraging them at the finish line with whatever possible incentive needed.
To the sound of a clap, the majority of the pack take to the track like a flea on a… , for a 100 metre sprint.
Okay, there is always going to be one or two that have different ideas, they add to the fun and have some “tails” to tell.
Along with the races, there is opportunity for the non athletic types to shine. The owner vs dog Look-a-like competition is very popular, as is the Rex Factor Talent Quest. Stay tuned for the other competitions that will be featuring this year (taken from suggestions offered on our Facebook page).
Pooch Racing aims to become Assistance Dogs main FUNraiser and take it to other pooch loving locations. This is a great cause that trains dogs to help make daily living better for New Zealanders with a disability. Our animal rescue charities have been welcomed back to come and initiate their own fundraisers and are getting excited. Join in the fun, with ideas, offers of help or just following us on facebook, Pooch Racing.