Dirty Dog Challenge is back!

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If your dog loves running, climbing, water or mud (and you don’t mind getting a bit grubby), come along to the Dirty Dog Challenge in Ngaruawahia in June.

The event involves people navigating their way through a mud-filled obstacle course with their dogs.

Sue Stanford, Hamilton City Council animal control unit manager, said it was exciting to be able to bring the event back after it had to be cancelled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“Dirty Dog has grown in popularity since it was introduced in 2018 and it’s a great way for dog owners to get out and have some mucky fun with the four-legged member of the family. We encourage dog owners to get in early and book a spot.”

In 2019 more than 300 dogs and their owners completed the challenge.

Co-hosted by Waikato District Council, Animal Control team leader Tracey Oakes said they wanted to give something back to all the good dog owners in the community.

“This is a fun event that your dog will enjoy as much as you do!”

WHEN: From 12pm, Saturday 26 June 2021

WHERE: Christian Youth Camp, 148 Waingaro Rd, Ngaruawahia​​​

EVENT DISTANCES: Choose your level – 2.5km or 6km​​

COST: $40 – this includes one person and one dog, $20 extra is payable for an additional runner (please note, you may only have one additional runner and the second runner must be at least eight years old).

There will be an area where you and your dog can clean off before you leave.

Make sure to read the event’s terms and conditions.  All profits from this event go to helping animals in the communities.

To register, click here.

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