Saturday: Doggie Olympics At Marine Park

Photo by Erica Sherman

The dog days of summer may be behind us. But today’s the first day of autumn, and the Canarsie Lions Club is putting together a very special dog day for pet owners around the ‘hood.

Canine lovers and sport spectators will converge tomorrow – September 24 – on Marine Park for the 7th Annual Doggie Olympics, a true competition of the neighborhood’s best beasts on four legs. The 25-event competition covers a variety of dog/owner talents including best dressed dogs, agility courses and doggie dances.

The event is free to watch, kicking off at 10:30 a.m. near the Fillmore Avenue entrance of the park, and it’s only $15 at the door to enter your pooch into the Olympics. All proceeds go to benefit the Visions Camp for Blind Children and a Canarsie public school.

Since there’s nothing worse than a wet dog, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday if the rain is heavy. Call Bryan at (917) 846-1944 before coming if you are concerned it may be rained out.

For more information and a registration form, check out the event flier [pdf].