Go for the Gold at the Dog Olympics
Dog Olympics are held in Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Montana, Georgia, among other states, but the most notable of these events happens in North Carolina.
For the past 26 years, about 2,000 dogs flock to North Carolina State University to compete in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Dog Olympics.
“Athleticism isn’t required,” says S. Kate Thompson, co-president of the university’s Companion Animal Wellness Club. Competitions include dog limbo, musical sit, howling, longest tail and high jump.
Admission fees are nominal, and proceeds benefit rescue groups in attendance.
Photo courtesy of Nathan Latil