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Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs! Features Leaping Amazing DockDogs

SHELBURNE, Vt. (Sept. 7, 2012) Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs! will feature the leaping amazing feats of four-legged competitors vying to make a big splash in the DockDogs competition. The “Pawlympics” is the theme for the 12th annual party for dogs presented by locally owned Pet Food Warehouse and Shelburne Museum on September 16.

The day made for dogs runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and benefits dog rescue groups and humane societies.  The featured attraction at this year’s event is  DockDogs, showcasing the incredible and athletic talent of dogs getting big air over a 26,000 gallon pool.

Owners will have the opportunity to test their Pawlympians in several disciplines: Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve. All breeds are welcome to enter the DockDogs competition. The event is expected to draw semi-pro and pro dogs as well.  For more information please visit:

The event also features bestselling author and Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván with his service dog Tuesday. Montalván is scheduled to speaking at noon and 3 p.m. and will be signing his book, Until Tuesday, which is about how his golden retriever helped him cope with post traumatic stress disorder. Active military and disabled veterans are admitted to the museum free of charge.

Other activities throughout the day include:

  • Pawlymic costume parade with costume judging and awards
  • Dog gone good demonstrations by police dogs and dancing dogs
  • Flying disc dogs competing in the Vermont state championships
  • Fantastic face painting

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (5-18).  Museum members and dogs are free! Dogs must be on leashes. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Pet Food Warehouse locations in Shelburne and South Burlington.

About Shelburne Museum: Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 37 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds.  Coming in the fall of 2013, the Center for Art and Education with galleries, classrooms and an auditorium, will transform the museum from seasonal to year ‘round operation. For more information please visit:

About Pet Food Warehouse: With locations in South Burlington and Shelburne, locally-owned Pet Food Warehouse is Vermont’s favorite pet food and supply store, since 1983.

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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482