Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Independence Park (3919 Liberty Drive)
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Admission, FREE on-site parking
Pearland Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the 19th annual Paws in the Park, coordinated by Pup Squad Animal Rescue. We will kick things off on Saturday morning with the HEB Plus! Pet and Owner Fun Run followed by the national Dock Diving competiton. Dock Diving for dogs is quickly becoming one of America's most popular outdoor events! Proud pet owners travel to these events from all over the country to compete. It's an incredible new sport that everyones loves to watch!
Get full event details, schedules and more at the Pup Squad site here!
Dock Diving is a dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water. A team consists of one dog, of any type or size, and usually one handler but sometimes two handlers. Dogs must be over six months of age to compete. Handlers may use a toy, also known as the chase object. The dogs are not required to chase or retrieve the toy. For more information check out the Dock Dogs website.
In addition to the Dock Diving competition, Paws In The Park will host teams from across the nation competing in the US Dog Disc Nationals. There are several demonstrations planned throughout the weekend including Flyball, Agility, Obedience and Grooming.
The mission of Pup Squad Animal Rescue is to rescue orphaned puppies and nursing litters from the streets, shelters and other life-threatening situations and match them with permanent adoptive homes, and to provide support and education to these adopters and the community at large. We will work with other community rescue efforts to promote spay/neuter, adoption and humane animal care to ultimately reduce the number of animals euthanized in Houston and surrounding areas.
Each year this event begins with a Fun Run and this year's races are 1K, 3K, and 5K. Compete with or without your four-legged friends! Register on Active.com by clicking on the "Register Online" button below. (Note: Clicking button will deliver you to our third-party registration site.) Applications are also available in the Pearland Parks & Recreation Office, located at 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77584 during normal business hours.
Race Information Flyer
1k Race Map - UPDATED! Race results posted here!
3k Race Map - UPDATED! Race results posted here!
5k Race Map - UPDATED! Race results posted here!
- Exhibitor Booths
- Flyball Demos
- Microchipping and Enrollment
- Agility Demos
- US Dog Disc Nationals
For exhibitor information or sponsorship opportunities at Paws in the Park, please contact Special Events Coordinator Angelica Smith at 281.412.8907 for more information.
Download the 2013 Food Vendor Application (.pdf) here.
Download the 2013 Exhibitor Application (.pdf) here.