SUGAR had a pawsome San Diego weekend and attended a dog friendly race by John Hancock: Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Run. I’m so proud of SUGAR; she finished the 5K event.
For the 2nd year, we’re proud ambassadors. Lots of Golden Thanks, Fit Foodie Run for the opportunity and to all the sponsors.
The American Diabetes Association is the country’s leading nonprofit organization working to Stop Diabetes and Fit Foodie Run official charity partner.
Do you attend dog-friendly races with your dog?
If you plan to attend, here are 6 helpful Do’s and Don’ts.
6 Do’s and Don’ts Attending A Dog Friendly Race
Do check if your dog is in good health.
Don’t assume your dog is healthy. It is wise to get your vet’s approval to attend the race.
Do know your dog’s temperament. Event races are typically crowded and can be overwhelming. During the vent, do observe your.
Don’t ignore the signs of a stressed dog. Not every dog enjoys being part of a large group.
Do Be Prepared, carry emergency necessities! Accidents can happen during your run/walk. Also, do check the area of the race for the nearest vet.
Don’t panic when something goes wrong. Event crew and other attendees will definitely lend you a helping hand.
Do use a safe collar and leash. Keep an eye on your dog at all times. If your dog is not chipped, make sure a dog ID tag is attached to his/her collar.
Don’t use a retractable leash. If you don’t have a proper control of your dog, consider leaving your dog at home.
Do be considerate. The event is dog friendly, but not everyone loves dogs (or have allergies). Food and drinks are also served after the event. Keep your dog on a tight leash when visiting these booths.
Don’t feed your dog “human” food/drinks. For safety, bring your own dog treats and water.
Do consider your dog’s age ability.
Don’t worry about your running “time” rather the time you spent together.
— GoldenWoofs (@SugarTheGoldenR) October 25, 2016