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The Dachshund Races at Nelson Park Are Thursday, July 13th

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The 10th annual Dachshund Races and Rescued Dogs Reunion will be Thursday, July 13th at Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo. This is every dogs show, not just ones with papers.

Come show off your best friend before the Dachshund Races. Dress up and dress up your dog for our Costume Contest.

This years judges will have a lot of trophies to award. As we say in the TownSquare Critter camp “every dog is a winner!” As you’ll see in the videos above and below.

Here’s a list of the categories:

  • Smallest Dog
  • Tallest Dog
  • Fat Dog of the Year
  • Youngest Dog
  • Oldest Dog
  • Owner and Dog Look-a-Like Couple of the Year
  • Best Costume and
  • Mr. and Miss Congeniality
  • Homecoming Queen
  • Homecoming King



  • 9th Annual Dachshund Races
  • Rescued Dog Reunion.

Date and Times

  • Thursday, July 13th, 2017
  • 4:00 pm Gates Open
  • 6:30 pm Rescued Dog Reunion
  • 7:00 pm Dachshund Races



Free however donations are graciously accepted

More Info.

  • Register online at
  • Any Dachshund can race
  • All dogs must be current on shots and be on a leash at all times
  • Each dog racing will require two people to participate
  • Contact Rescue the Animals at 325-695-SPCA
  • Rescue the Animals, SPCA is located at 5933 South First
  • Rescue the Animals is open Saturday only 1:00 – 5:00 pm

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