Friday, February 22, 2013

Pooches compete in the doggie dash, musical chairs and more at Doglympics

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM


Saturday, Feb. 23 – Doglympics

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Avalon Park

3702 Avalon Park East Blvd.



Skip going to the dog park this Saturday – replace your dog’s mindless excitement with a more constructive activity, like lure coursing or relay racing or obedience baseball. And while you’re at it, don’t just broaden your dog’s horizons. You, too, should work to earn your kibbles and ice cream: Attend a seminar on doggie yoga or canine scent work or border-protection dogs. Then reward yourself with a treat from the Pastrami Project food truck (reward your dog with something more species-appropriate – pastrami isn’t good for dogs). This weekend, Orlando’s University of Doglando brings all of this good stuff (and more) to Avalon Park for the fifth annual Doglympics, a celebration of all things canine. It’s a chance to expand your knowledge about your dog and your dog’s repertoire of potential skills. Don’t have a dog? There’ll be plenty of rescues on hand who’ll have adoptables looking for someone just like you – a person who geeks out on dogs enough to attend a Doglympics event – to take them home. – Erin Sullivan

Tags: , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 14, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation