Reminder: 2014 Dachshund Races & Rescued Dog Reunion Thursday

Published 07/10 2014 11:18AM

Updated 07/23 2014 11:06AM

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Due to heavy rain on 07/17/14, the Dachshund Races have been rescheduled for Thursday, July 24, at the Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo.

The 2014 Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion will be held on Thursday night, July 24 at the Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo. FREE ADMISSION. NO FEE TO RACE!

Flying Dachshunds from all over will be zipping across the beautiful grass race course as the sun goes down. Any Dachshund can race FREE, and you can register online or at the gate on race day. Last year over 100 Dachshunds raced.

Register your Dachshund to race at, then just show up and race. You can also register on race day starting at 5:00 pm.
  • 5:00 pm Gates open for race registration
  • 5:00 to 8:00 pm $24.99 Pet Vaccinations and Micro Chips for $10.00
  • 6:30 pm Rescued Dog Reunion (Gates open at 5:00 pm) Open to all Breeds! Any Rescued Dog can participate no matter where they were “rescued.”
  • 7:00 pm Dachshund Races
This is a great evening in the park for people, kids, and dogs. Plus, our Rescued Reunion is open to all breeds of dogs. We want to meet every rescued dog in Texas. No matter how you rescued your dog, come join the fun.
  • In the Rescued Dog Reunion we will award trophies as follows:
  • Homecoming King and Queen Mr. and Miss Congeniality Best Costume
  • Smallest Dog Tallest Dog Fat Dog of the Year
  • Youngest Dog Oldest Dog
  • Owner and Dog Look-a-Like Couple of the Year
Since the event is free, we are looking for sponsors for the Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion.

Sponsor Levels for 2014

Bronze Race Sponsor $100
Silver Race Sponsor $250
Gold Race Sponsor $500
Diamond Race Sponsor $1,000
Platinum Race Sponsor: $2,500
Super Dachshund Lover: $5,000

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