Dock Diving Dogs

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Van Buren has a new sporting event that dog lovers won’t want to miss. Canines will compete in dock diving during the Van Buren Rotary Club Dog Days event set for June 6-7 at the Van Buren High School track and football training field.

Dock diving is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the nation and has even been featured on the David Letterman show. In May of 2014, The American Kennel Club began recognizing the sport of dock diving and awarding “Dock Diving Titles” to dogs once they completed different levels of competition.

The event is free to spectators. Also, the competition is open to local area dogs even if they have never participated in a dock diving event. Information regarding entry and the schedule of events can be found on the North America Diving Dogs website, http://northamericadivingdogs.com/events/van-buren-rotary-club-dog-days/.

Other Dog Days events taking place throughout the day include:

Fastest Dog Contest

Obedience/Agility Demonstrations

State Police Canine Drug Enforcement Demonstrations

Local Rescue Groups with dogs available for adoption

All profits from the Dog Days event will be used for ongoing community service projects by the Van Buren Rotary Club. The long term goal with this event is to raise money to help with the construction of the Lee Creek Park area and provide a public Dog Park for Van Buren.

The track field is located next to the high school on Point Lane and is visible from Interstate 40. For more information, contact Shirley Williams at 479-651-8302 or [email protected].