FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Lane
(434) 964-3305 | (805) 451-0154
Date: May 2, 2013
26th Annual Eastminster Dog Show to be held on Wednesday, May 15th
Charlottesville, Virginia: It’s time to groom your dog, practice your tricks, and get your best canine costumes ready, because the 26th Annual Eastminster Dog Show is right around the corner! This year’s show will take place at the Keswick Hunt Club (adjacent to Keswick Hall at 701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA) on Wednesday, May 15th, following the Keswick Horse Show. Dogs and their families are invited to compete in seven fun-filled classes of competition including: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Family, Musical Chairs, Best Rescue, Beginner’s Obstacle Course and Best In Show. Event sponsors, Animal Connection and Lynne Goldman Elements, will provide prizes for each class of competition. Registration for this family friendly event begins at 5:00 p.m. with the show kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Of course, spectators are welcome. Admission and entry is free but donations to the SPCA are encouraged. All competing dogs must be spayed or neutered. Adoptable SPCA dogs will also make an appearance in the ring, attempting to impress and win the heart of a potential adopter.
“For the last twenty-six years, the Eastminster Dog Show has been one of our most anticipated family events.” says Lisa Lane, SPCA Director of Marketing and Development. “At the SPCA, we love to see pets in costume so we look forward to the Eastminster Dog Show each Spring. Whether your dog is competing or you’re just coming to watch, it’s a ton of fun for everyone! The SPCA is so grateful for event organizers Ginny Semmes and Peggy Augustus and our event sponsors, who make this fun tradition and our lifesaving programs at the SPCA possible.”
The mission of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle and to increase the number of these animals being placed in appropriate, loving, and permanent homes through adoptions, foster care, and outreach, and to set a standard of excellence and leadership in shelter animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.
For more information about the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA call 434-973-5959 or visit www.caspca.org. The SPCA’s main adoption center is located at 3355 Berkmar Drive in Charlottesville and is open seven days a week from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.