Drew Lachey, Anna Trebunskaya to Judge Pet Hospital Dog Dancing Contest

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Animal lovers are dancing for joy at the news that Banfield Pet Hospital in Portland will officially open its doors on May 5, 2012, and in celebration skilled Spots are invited to show off their fancy foot (…er,paw)work at a “Dance Your Tail Off” competition.

Determining which canine will Cha Cha Cha to championship status will be multi-platinum recording artist/Dancing with the Stars winner Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya, a high-stepping hoofer on the hit ABC show.

Fidos inspired by Fred Astaire and Rovers who aspire to be Ginger Rogers can perform on center stage solo or with a pet parent.

Dog moves include:

Twirling
Dancing on hind legs
Shaking
Wiggling
Prancing

Dances to consider:

Argentine Tango
Cha Cha Cha
FoxTrot
Mambo

The dancing dog who waltzes away with the hearts of the judges will win a Cinco de Mayo-themed pet and pet parent dance lesson with Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya, which will take place immediately following the contest. The winner, along with two runners up, will also receive a year’s worth of free veterinary care through Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan®.

The competing canines will also be cutting a rug for a good cause, as 20 percent of Banfield Pet Hospital of West Hills’ grand opening weekend revenue will be donated to the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter.

When: May 5, 2012 from 11 p.m. – noon

Where: Banfield Pet Hospital of West Hills at 7535 SW Barnes Road, Suite 109 in Portland, Oregon

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.