By BECKY GOODRICH
Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 5th annual Doggie Dash pet expo and fun run on Sunday, May 15, at Silver Park. The pet expo is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 1-mile and 5k races start at 11 a.m.
The Doggie Dash Expo features an agility course, groomers, trainers, dog walkers, boarders, pet retailers, veterinarians and much more. Browse a variety of pet services and gear, and meet featured pets up for adoption from local shelters. The expo is free, but donations to Missoula Animal Control are greatly appreciated.
Runners and walkers may enter one or both races; all paid racers receive a Doggie Dash t-shirt. Kids 10 and under may race for free, but must pre-register. The registration fee for the 1-mile or 5k race is $25 per person.
All dogs must be leashed. Race proceeds benefit homeless pets at Missoula Animal Control. To register, visit www.active.com or phone 721-PARK, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park. A printable registration form is available at www.missoulaparks.org.
Doggie Dash is sponsored by Missoula Animal Control, Missoula Broadcasting Company, Pruyn Veterinary Clinic and Showcase Pet Grooming. Silver Park is located at 900 Cregg Lane, west of Allegiance Field.