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NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Students Host Reindog Parade

Celebrate the season with your canine pals in the first ever NC State Reindog Parade!

Judges from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli from the College of Textiles will award prizes dog in costumefrom Unleashed for winners of the festive finery and holiday-best behavior contests. Join us on the hearth, the lawn and brick paths, in front of the main administration building of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

Help your dog enjoy the holidays safely. Veterinary students from the Student Chapters of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American Association of Veterinary Nutrition, along with the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society will be present to provide tips on nutrition and toy suitability, as well as avoiding holiday health hazards.

Remember the event with a courtesy digital snapshot of you and your dog(s) with Santa provided by the Friends of the Library.

dog as santaEvent schedule (weather permitting)
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Photos and Educational Displays
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m Festive Finery Contest *
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reindog Parade *
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Best Holiday Behavior Contest *

* The festive finery contest is the only activity requiring some sort of costume. No costumes are required for the reindog parade, photos, or behavior contest.

No pet should be hungry for the holidays! Admission to the event is a donation of pet food or a monetary (cash or check) contribution to the Safe Haven Pet Food Pantry who will be present at the event to receive donations.

Advance registration requested–see online form. If you include your email in the registration, we will send a reminder a few days before the event.

Free parking during the Saturday event is available in all the locations labeled C or CC on the map.