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‘Paws for Fun’ Saturday at County Fairgrounds

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Two hunt clubs will put on demonstrations at this year’s ‘Paws for Fun,’ the annual fundraising event put on by the Humane Society of Caroline County.

Paws for Fun, which benefits the humane society, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 at the Caroline County Agricultural Fair site in Ruther Glen.

Paws for Fun is an event for families and their dogs. This is the third year the event will be held at the County Fairgrounds, which are located off Jefferson Davis Highway between Carmel Church and Ladysmith. The Caroline County Agricultural Fair Association is a co-sponsor of the event.

This year’s event will feature demonstrations by Mattaponi Hunt Club, Caroline Hunt Club, a wildlife rehabilitator, the Thomas Beath Clinic, and a blessing of the animals.

Also, animal rescue groups will team with the humane society to exhibit animals that are available for adoption.

Children’s games include something for all ages.  Floating rubber ducks will allow tots under 3 to pick a duck and win a prize. There will be beanbag tossing at Snoopy as well as ‘Whack the Stack.’ The humane society’s well known ‘Wheel of Woof” has now become ‘Wheel of Woof and Whiskers,’ which will test knowledge of dog breeds and cat breeds.  A ‘Dogathon’ for dogs and owners will allow racing with pets on a leash and a tennis ball in a spoon.  A scavenger hunt will introduce visitors to vendors, and people who visit all vendors will be eligible for a drawing. There will also be Face Painting.  Tickets for games will be sold at the humane society’s table for $1 each or six for $5.

A doggie playground will be open throughout most of the events.  Two volunteers will serve at the playground when it is open.

Kat Simmons from Lite 98 radio station in Richmond and Caroline County’s own Wick Coleman will keep things lively and on schedule with their broadcasts throughout the day.

Admission is $5. Dogs and children 5 and under are admitted free.

All dogs are required to be up to date on all shots, and no retractable leashes are allowed. People bringing dogs will be asked to sign a waiver, which is on the humane society’s website at and may be printed and brought to save time at admission.

‘Doggie Bags’ will be given on admission and include three free tickets for games along with other special surprises for pets.