Love dog shows? Do you wish you could take a turn around the ring with your sweet pup? Afraid you’ll never know what it’s like to go around the ring because you don’t have a show dog? There’s good news! Enter your rescue dog in a Specialty Rescue Parade!
The news is out … if you love a particular breed of dog, you can almost surely get one from a shelter. Purebred dogs make up 25% of all dogs in shelters, estimates the Humane Society of the United States. Our family adopted a gorgeous purebred Irish Setter from the Irish Setter Rescue of North Texas, and he’s the most lovable, comical, silky soft kid brother a family could ever want.
Did you know that you can take your rescue dog to a dog show and join in a class? Most breed associations – even the lesser-known breeds – will have a “Specialty Rescue Parade” class in their dog shows. Just contact your dog’s breed association and ask for information about their shows’ Rescue Parade classes.
In a Rescue Parade, all entries take their dogs around the ring. Then each dog take an individual turn as the announcer shares the dog’s story with the audience. It’s a great way to promote rescue, show people the beautiful dogs they can get from their local shelters, and have a great afternoon with your dog at a show.
What fun to take your dog and experience a dog show for yourselves. It’s fun for kids, beginners and even experienced dog owners who are looking for something fun to do with their dogs.