Schedule of Events


11:00 a.m.: Event begins

Registration, sponsor and vendors booths open to guests

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.: Dachshund Race for Rescue*
Dachshunds eligible to enter free with a registered Walk for Old Dogs participant to compete in these categories:
  • Pro (having placed 1st through 4th in any Dachshund Race for Rescue sanctioned race)
  • Novice (new to racing or has not place high enough to qualify for Pro)
  • Old Dog Haven alumnus (Final Refuge, adoptee, temporary foster all qualify; also eligible to race in Pro or Novice categories)
Expert trainer Gretchen Howell provides tips on how to race-train your Dachshund here.
Race rules and procedures for the Walk for Old Dogs can be found here.
For more information on Dachshund Race for Rescue, visit DR4R's Facebook page.

*It is recommended each racing Dachshund come equipped with two people - one to release and one to catch.

Look for Dachshund Race sign up at the event!
Anxious to get racing? Download this form and bring it with you to the Walk!


12:45 - 1:00 p.m.: Welcome

Remarks by emcee Ardeth De Vries

Introduction of Old Dog Haven’s newest foster family

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Old Dog Pageant and Awards

All dogs aged 8 and older eligible to enter free with a registered Walk for Old Dogs participant to compete in these categories:
  • Oldest 3 dogs in attendance
  • Top 3 best costumes
  • Top 3 best tricks
  • Top 3 best begging faces
Look for Pageant sign up at the event!

2:00 p.m.: Recognition of 2018 Walk for Old Dogs fundraising superstars
  • Top 3 individual fundraisers
  • Top 3 team fundraisers

2:15 p.m. The Walk for Old Dogs

3:00 p.m.: Thank you and tail wags until next year!

Old Dog Pageant


Not just a beauty contest - there's a talent competition, too!


Dachshund Race for the Rescue


These wiener warriors ride low but not slow!