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Waikato Council's Dirty Dog Challenge is back

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Following the success of last year’s event, Waikato District Council and Hamilton City Council have teamed up again to hold another Dirty Dog Challenge.

This is a unique event where dogs and their owners can navigate their way through a mud-filled obstacle course.

If your dog loves running, climbing, water or mud - and you don't mind getting a bit grubby - then come along to the Dirty Dog Challenge at Ngaruawahia Christian Youth Camp on Saturday 15 June.

"We want to give something back to all the good dog owners in our communities," says Waikato District Council Animal Control Education and Engagement Officer, Zoey Jackson. "This is a chance for you to participate in an event with your dog, where your dog can get some exercise and socialise with other dogs. It’s a fun event that your dog will enjoy as much as you!"

Hamilton’s Animal Education and Control Manager Susan Stanford says it’s important to try new things and provide unique experiences for dog owners. "Last year’s event was very popular and we are excited to be teaming up with Waikato District Council again to bring Dirty Dogs back for dog owners this year. Given the event’s popularity we encourage people to register early so they don’t miss out." All profits from this event will go to helping animals in Hamilton and Waikato District’s communities.

Tickets are $40 for one person per dog and are available through the councils’ websites. This event is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes but they must be vaccinated and in good health. They will need to be kept on a lead through the course. Terms and conditions do apply.

WHEN: From 10am, Saturday 15 June 2019

WHERE: Christian Youth Camp, 48 Waingaro Rd, Ngaruawahia

EVENT DISTANCES: 2.5km or 6km options

COST: $40 for one person and one dog. Second runner $15. (Please note you may only have one additional runner and the second runner must be at least 8 years old.)

For more information about the event, visit www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/dirtydog or www.hamilton.govt.nz/dirtydog.

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