A walk in the park

Dog Jog 2017
Aaron Jennings


The third annual Jackets 5K and 1 Mile Dog Jog was held Saturday at Atchley Park giving participants a chance exercise with their pets and the opportunity to take home a dog from Claw and Paws Animal Adoption Center.
“This is a really fun thing these guys are doing,” said dog owner Lauren Richards. “This is my first time here, and I enjoy seeing so many people that are interested in their pets. I also like that this (event) is helping Paws and Claws stay (active) in the community and stuff.”


More than 90 Claws and Paws supporters, parents of youth baseball athletes, and dog owners from around the county participated in the event making it a day for the Dog Jog record books. Before the race began, participants got to know other dog owners as their dogs sniffed around the park grass.

“There’s always something to do as a dog,” said dog owner Ed Green. “There’s so many different dogs here, it should keep everyone busy. My dog (named) Weiner Dog is excited to start the run.”
According to volunteer Jackets 13u baseball coach and event organizer Ken Eldridge, the annual event does more than just raise funds for a local youth baseball program. The Dog Jog started three years ago as a “brainchild” with Claws and Paws, Eldridge explained.



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