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6 July 2011

Killington Goes to the Dogs for Dog Days

Top dogs from across the country will gather in Killington, Vermont for Killington Dog Days, a full weekend of dog-centeric and pet-friendly activities built around two national disc dog competitions from the Unified Frisbee Dog Operations (UFO) and Skyhoundz. The two groups will host a Championship Series, National DiscDogathon Championship qualifier. The weekend event to benefit the Rutland County Humane Society is set for July 16 and 17, with activities beginning at 10 am both days at the Sherburne Library Fields on River Road in Killington. Mapquest: http://mapq.st/on9YCF

Killington VT Dog Days - July 16 & 17, 2011DiscDog seminars by national pros will help pet owners introduce their dog to the sport, and other demos like dog agility demonstrations, canine freestyle dancing, and dog communication will be free for guests throughout the weekend.

Guests will also enjoy vendors offering services like pet grooming, nail-clipping, homemade dog treats, pet tagging, and more. Also on site will be popular pet-and-owner games from the Rutland County Humane Society like the 50-Paw Dash, Musical Carpets and a pet dress-up contest. The event is free, with an on-site gift for guests who make a donation to the Rutland County Humane Society (http://RCHSVT.org).

To register to compete in the events or sign up for a free DiscDogs demo from the pros, visit DiscoverKilligton.com. Please note that doggy cool-down stations and shade will be available, and all dogs not involved in competition or demos must be on a leash at all times. Please, bring only social and friendly dogs.

Killington Vermont - Dog Days - July 16 & 17, 2011Four-legged guests travelling to Killington with their families are welcome at several lodging properties including The Butternut Inn, Chalet Killington, and Val Roc Motel.  Guests will receive a special rate by mentioning the Killington Dog Days event when booking a reservation.

The Killington Dog Days is a new addition to a robust calendar of events taking place in the resort community throughout the summer.  For the  complete schedule of this event visit DiscoverKillington.com.

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