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iN PHOTOS: ‘Weenie Waggle’ dog race and more at pet expo in Kelowna

Ruby the dachshund dressed up and ready to race.

Hundreds of people and their pets showed up for dog races, vendors, and family fun at the Okanagan Pet Expo in Kelowna.

The Laurel Packinghouse was filled to the brim with pet paraphernalia and competitors in the event’s highlights; the ‘Weenie Waggle’ dachshund races and the ‘Pug Dash’ pug races.

The BC SPCA, and Okanagan Humane Society were there fundraising, and there was a station where people could hold tiny chicks.

Dog owners brought their pooches to compete in the light-hearted, tiki themed, amateur dog races. The races were as adorable and chaotic as anticipated.

Someone holding a stuffed monkey on a string baited the wiener dogs around the circuit, some dogs stayed on track better than others. 

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The races were $20 to enter and the proceeds went to the dog rescue Paws it Forward.

iNFOnews.ca has some photos of the action.

The athletes on their marks at the Okanagan Pet Expo's 'Weenie Waggle' race.
The athletes on their marks at the Okanagan Pet Expo's 'Weenie Waggle' race.

The runners completely losing focus at the start of the race.
The runners completely losing focus at the start of the race.

Earl enjoying his victory but chewing on the stuffed monkey.
Earl enjoying his victory but chewing on the stuffed monkey.

The tiny chicks spilling out of their cozy bed at the holding station.
The tiny chicks spilling out of their cozy bed at the holding station.

A dog enjoying the day with its lei.
A dog enjoying the day with its lei.

Georgie the corgi showing he can be tough while wearing a little jacket.
Georgie the corgi showing he can be tough while wearing a little jacket.

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