Chihuahuas de Mayo

May 3, 2014

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The Inaugural
Multi-Rescue Adoption Event &
Chihuahua Races
Saturday, May 3rd 2014
Noon – 5 p.m.

A mega adoption event with dogs from 6 rescue groups, including Woods and SLO County Animal Services.

  • Discounted Adoption Fees
  • Chihuahua Races
  • K9 Costume Contests
  • Micro Chipping, Rabies Vaccines
  • Food and Entertainment

Join us as we come together to raise awareness and find homes for the two breeds that are most commonly found in shelters - Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls.  (Other breeds of dogs will be looking for homes, too.)

Chihuahuas de Mayo is proudly presented by the ASPCA in association with our good friends at Charter Media, the NewTimes, and El Dorado Broadcasters.

Event Schedule

12:00 Chihuahuas de Mayo begins and kicks off with music by Calo'

1:00 Chihuahua Races

2:15 K9 Costume Contests

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm music by Sweetwater Trio

5:00 pm Adoption Event Concludes

Rescue Partners

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
Meade Canine Rescue
Central Coast Herding Rescue
Central Coast Pug Rescue
Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue
French Bulldog Village Rescue
If you're planning to race:
  • Registration opens at Noon. Races will start around 1:00 p.m.
  • All Racers Must check in at the Registration Booth(Coast 101.3FM).
  • All dogs must have current vaccinations and be on a leash (except while racing).
  • Owners must be responsible for their pets while at the race site and come prepared to pick up after their dogs. Trash cans and Mutt Mitts will be available.
Race Details
  • Dogs will run in heats of 4 dogs each until all registered competitors have raced.
  • The winners of the fastest heats will race in a final heat, and prizes will be awarded to the racers of the final heat.
  • During the heat, all dogs must have a Pit Crew at the starting gate and one at the finish line.
  • Judges' decisions are final.
PRIZES awarded for the Final Heat-
  1. SLO County’s Fastest Chihuahua - $40 Gift Card to Farm Supply and a professional mini K9 photo session provided by Sandprints Photo of Morro Bay.
  2. Second Place -- $30 Gift Card to Farm Supply
  3. Third Place -- $20 Gift Card to Farm Supply
  4. Fourth Place -- $10 Gift Card to Farm Supply
Costume contest for dogs will take place after the final race heat of the day. Prizes will be awarded; no registration cost to enter.
Donations are always welcomed.
Parking for the event is available at Woods Humane Society, SLO County Animal Services, Sheriff Honor Farm, and along Oklahoma.

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