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First Annual Carol Stream Charity Dog Show

Sunday, September 23rd from 10am - 4pm

Net proceeds benefit the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund®


Entry Fee Payment (Categories Explained Below)

Charity Dog Event


SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION AND FLYER

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor please fill out the form below and send to admin@carolstreamah.com. Feel free to spread the word about the charity event using the flyer in the link below!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

We would like to welcome everyone to the “1st Annual Carol Stream Animal Hospital Charity Dog Show.” This fun event will be held on Sunday, September 23rd from 10am - 4pm at the community Town Center in Carol Stream. We will have a lot of fun events for pets to participate in and win a variety of prizes. We want to show off the best dogs in Illinois. This event will directly help pet owners of our community with any hardships that they may be undergoing. Please consider either participating in one of the fun events, making a charitable donation, or simply attending the event and supporting our cause.

The Carol Stream Animal Hospital has enrolled in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to support veterinarians in offering low or no-cost services to clients facing extraordinary hardships, as well as to support animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Carol Stream Animal Hospital encourages community members to make tax-deductible charitable contributions to the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund at carolstreamah.com and click the AVMF donate button.


Carol Stream Animal Hospital donates considerable time and money each year to local, animal health-related charitable endeavors in carol stream and the greater Chicago area. As a participant in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, Carol Stream Animal Hospital will be empowered to provide charitable care to those in need right here in our community, including disabled veterans requiring a service dog, low-income senior citizens, Good Samaritans who rescue domesticated animals, and victims of domestic violence. We are excited to play an even bigger role in our community by being able to help more pets and people undergoing hardships. We appreciate your support!


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Eligibility, Competition, and Category Explanations

Each competition will award 1st-3rd place finishes. Each event will follow the same basic structure. The judge will approach the handler/dog and ask a few questions depending on the specific competition. The handler and dog will then walk in a large circle to display their attributes and will return to their original location. For the ‘waggiest tail,’ ‘best voice,’ and ‘best trick’ categories each dog/handler will be asked to show their skill both prior and after their walk.

We would like for participants to understand this is a charity event and the primary objective is to have fun and raise money for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. These competitions will be based on subjective attributes and we apologize ahead of time for any situations where a dog may not be awarded a “proper” finish. In the event of any ties, tie-breakers will be determined based on individual stories, behaviors or personality traits that a handler shares. So please tell us all about your dog at each event!


Waggiest Tail

Any dog is welcome to compete in this competition including dogs with very short tails. In fact, not having a tail does not preclude them from competing. If they can wag their butt they are good to go! This category is simple, whoever the judge feels wags their tail/butt the hardest, fastest and with the most enthusiasm will be declared the winner. You may use any treat, food or toy to encourage tail wagging. Each dog will get a 30-second period to show off their dancing moves!


Best Rescue Dog Big/Small

Any rescue dog is welcome to compete in this competition. We are not limiting this competition to dogs from shelters and rescue organizations. If anyone has ‘rescued’ a dog from a bad situation they are eligible to compete. What we are looking for in this competition is the best rescue story, which we understand is quite subjective. It will be up to the judge to assess which dog has the most heartwarming story and has shown resilience and inspiration.


Best Trick

Any dog is welcome to compete in this competition. The judge will assess each trick based on proper execution, trick type, how funny/impressive the trick is and their ability to repeat the trick. If your dog can do multiple tricks, it’s probably best to select the top three to showcase during the event.


Best Senior Dog

Any dog above 7 years old is eligible to compete in this event. The judge will assess each senior dog on their health, mobility, behavior and appearance. We also encourage handlers to share any interesting or fun stories you have as well that may help with any tie-breaker scenario.


Best Puppy

Any dog less than 1 year old is eligible to compete in this event. The judge will assess each puppy on their health, obedience, behavior, and appearance. We also encourage handlers to share any interesting or fun stories you have as well that may help with any tie-breaker scenario.


Best Costume

Any dog is welcome to compete in this category. The judge will assess each dog based on their costume, how well it fits, and how well it goes with each individual dog based on appearance and personality. Each dog will also be judged on how well they strut their stuff on the catwalk!!


Most Handsome/Pretty

Any dog is welcome to compete in this category. The judge will assess each dog based on their appearance, hair coat, body condition score, mobility, health and behavior. We also encourage handlers to share any interesting or fun stories you have as well that may help with any tie-breaker scenario.


Ugliest Cute Dog

Any dog that is not traditionally pretty/handsome is welcome to compete in this category. The judge will assess each dog based on their appearance, hair coat, body condition score, mobility, health and behavior. We also encourage handlers to share any interesting or fun stories you have as well that may help with any tie-breaker scenario.


Best Junior Handler

Any dog that is accompanied by a handler less than 14 years old is welcome to compete in this category. This is our only category based on combination of dog and handler. The judge will assess each dog/handler combination based on the handler’s ability to properly walk their dog, dog behavior, dog appearance, and their answers to a variety of health based questions so come prepared!! We also encourage handlers to share any interesting or fun stories you have as well that may help with any tie-breaker scenario.


Best Voice

Any dog is welcome to compete in this category. The judge will assess each dog based on their respective howl/bark. We are looking for the most creative or humorous voice. You may use any treat, food or toy to encourage singing. Each dog will get a 30-second period to show off their best voice! Owners may provide back up singing as well!! Instruments are welcome.

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