NORMAN — Those at Second Chance Animal Sanctuary know that every dog deserves its own day.
To celebrate all things dog, the annual Dog Day Afternoon will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Reaves Park.
In its 24th year, activities include drug detection and Norman Police K-9 dog demonstrations, an agility/confidence course, canine obedience training tips and demonstrations.
The event also will allow pet lovers to adopt a new friend. Rescues joining Second Chance are Heartland Lab Rescue, Forever Friends Foster Care and Rescue, Bethel Animal Rescue and All 4 One Rescue.
“You can walk away with a best friend forever and make everybody happy,” said Kay Stout, executive director of Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. “It’s (Dog Day Afternoon) a long history of raising awareness that shelter animals make wonder pets. And, each year, we rescue from the local shelters, which gives us an opportunity to adopt more dogs, in turn, to save them from being euthanized.”
Dog Day Afternoon also will feature first- and second-place prizes in the following categories: Owner-Pet Look Alike, Best Costume, Most Unique, Frosty Paws, Best Trick, Best Kisser, Best Talker, Prettiest Eyes, Best Tail Wag and Best Lap Dog
For those who have yet to attend Dog Day Afternoon, Stout projected a good time.
“They are going to have good food and lots of fun seeing the beautiful dogs and witness a demonstration by the Norman Police K-9 division, as well as a drug detection dog,” Stout said.
For more information on Dog Day Afternoon, call Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 4500 24th Ave. NW, at 321-1915.