Texas Agility Shootout, Fort Worth, TX, Aug. 4-5, 2012

It’s a sad fact: canine cancer affects 1 out of 3 dogs in the U.S. But, thanks to organizations like the National Canine Cancer Foundation, research now offers hope for afflicted pets and their caregivers.

Now in its third year, the Texas Agility Shootout has raised over $70,000 for canine cancer research. The 2012 Shootout in Fort Worth’s air-conditioned Will Rogers Coliseum will feature several hundred talented dogs competing for prizes in exciting agility contests.

This year’s event will be sponsored by the Petco Foundation and is presented by the Fort Worth Agility Sports Team and Gold Medal Dog Training Center. It promises to be a fun weekend for competitors and fans alike. Last year’s event raised $42,115 and had 383 entrants in the various agility competitions. This year, it will be bigger and better than ever, with 100% of the proceeds again going to the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

Dogs will compete in 12 different classes from a variety of different agility venues. After the completion of all 12 classes, an overall Champion and Reserve Champion from each height class and Division will be named. The event will also feature a Texas-sized raffle with valuable prizes, a Memorial Wall honoring dogs who have survived cancer as well as lots of vendors offering dog-related items and food and drink concessions.

Registration for the 2012 Texas Agility Shootout competition is already underway and will run until July 16, 2012. Entry fees are $15/dog per run with discounts for multiple run packages. To register your canine visit the event registration page or call (817) 312-9197.

When: August 4-5, 2012

Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 3401 W Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX

For a Paws Cause: The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer. For more information about the National Canine Cancer Foundation visit the Foundation website.

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