Monday, March 14, 2011

What a Weekend at PawsAbilities!

What a weekend! Did you have as much fun at PawsAbilities as we did?

On Saturday and Sunday, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex was full of dogs playing, barking and greeting each other.

Dogs had fun playing our new Dog Olympic Game, the Temptation Tower! Handlers tried to build the tallest tower of dog biscuits while their dog watched.

The Ultimate Air Dogs were a favorite among people and canines. Watch one dog leap right off the dock into the pool to retrieve a favorite toy!

Other dogs weren't quite sure they wanted to make the big leap, even if their favorite toy was in the water. You could almost see one dog's thoughts as he runs around the dock trying to decide if he's going to make the jump. What did he finally decide? Watch the video to find out!

Dogs had lots of fun leaping over hay bales, sitting in hula hoops and running through tunnels in the new Obstacle Gambler's Choice game. Big thank you to Dog Scout Troop 161 for running it!

You should have seen the costumes on some of these dogs for our Costume Contest! They were great!

What was your favorite part of PawsAbilities? Let us know in the comments.

And don't forget to check out our Facebook page! People have been sharing their favorite photos of their dogs at PawsAbilities. We love them! If you have a favorite photo of your dog at PawsAbilities, post it on our Facebook page so everyone can see it!

Thank you to all the people and dogs who attended! We hope you had a great time!

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for helping us set up, run the big event, and tear down afterwards. We couldn't do it without you.

And of course, a special thank you to Vikki, our events coordinator, and the PawsAbilities committee for making PawsAbilities a reality. We certainly appreciate all of your hard work!

We're looking forward to next year!


  1. Thank you so much for a wonderful time. We enjoyed so many different things during our visit such as the SAR talks and demos, a chance to try the Air Dogs, and all the great vendor booths. My personal favorite though was the chance to try our dogs with the carts. To see my blind newfoundland pulling the cart and having a good time doing it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks again!

  2. Oh, that's wonderful! We're so happy that you and your Newfoundland had a great time!