Fort St. Clair’s Fabulous FAST CAT October 8th & 9th

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Fort St. Clair Kennel Club is thrilled to announce their inaugural FAST CAT competitions, the first FAST CAT to be held in Ohio. The newest variation on lure coursing from the AKC, the FAST CAT is a timed 100-yard dash inside a fenced “alley”. Dogs compete against the clock rather than each other, and earn points for how fast they run. Earning 500 points results in a new title for the end of your dog’s name– BCAT.  Dogs of any breed are permitted to participate, and mixed breed dogs are welcome provided they have a “Canine Partner” number from the AKC. Dogs must be a year old. We will be running two tests each day on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th. Pre-entries are $15 per run, day of trial are $20.

You can read more about the FAST CAT here , and the link to the premium list is below.

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And have no fear — absolutely no cats are involved in these tests!

Dog Show Entries Close Wednesday April 13

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Don’t forget to get your entries in for our annual all-breed show– it closes Wednesday, April 13.

(That’s Cincinnati native and silent film star Theda Bara and her Borzoi Bella on this year’s poster.)

We are again featuring Best Veteran in Breed and Veteran Parade, Best Brace in Show, National Owner-Handler Series, and on Sunday afternoon, Coursing Ability Tests.

As always, parking is free, and there is complimentary coffee on tap all day long. We have goodies in the  morning (until they’re gone) and serve refreshments in the afternoon during groups. There’s a Best of Breed prize in every breed and extra prizes in many.

Yes, there is still a bit of Premium RV camping available– but all the camping is reasonably close with electric and water at each site. The Premium is guaranteed to be closest, and also has 50 amp (and 30+30 amp) service as well as sewer hookups.

If you haven’t visited us before, the show is indoors, in one big building, on concrete. Great vendors alongside the rings, plenty of free grooming space and a bit of reserved space available ($25 for the weekend) if  you just need to be absolutely certain there’s a spot for you.

We have a stellar judging panel this year, and we’re especially pleased to welcome Mr. Nicolas DeBedout from Bogota, Colombia.

It’s going to be a wonderful weekend, we hope to see you there!

(And here’s a link to the Premium List.)  2016 Premium List

Pet Blessing at Eaton’s Grace Lutheran Church October 5

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The Humane Society is sponsoring a “pet blessing” at the Grace Lutheran Church,111 Lutheran Drive, Eaton. Everyone is welcome.

Pastors Warren Reichert and David Matevia will perform the pet blessings on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants may drive into the church driveway with their pets, and they will beinstructed where to go for the blessing.

After the blessings at the church, there will be a blessing of the animals at the Pet Center, 951 S. Barron St., Eaton.

For further information call the Humane Society of Preble County, (937) 456-PETS (7387).