The Humane Society of Manatee County is hosting the Dog Olympics & Adopt-a-thon at Bayside Pet Resort on Saturday with attendees invited to adopt a new family member or watch your dog go for the gold, or both. This fun, family event will focus on finding “fur-ever” homes for cats and dogs from local rescue groups and animal shelters.
Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in easygoing, non-athletic competitions. Olympic games will be played in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. The cost to enter your dog is $3 per game, or purchase a $15 dog bandana for unlimited games. There will also be pet-related vendor booths, a “cooling corner” for your hot and tired pup and raffle prizes with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Manatee County.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Bayside Pet Resort, 8154 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; admission is free; 747-8808; humanemanatee.org.