Nice weather and an Easter holiday make a great combo for activity-loving pet owners this weekend. It seems that many cities host fun events celebrating the season, so pets everywhere are in for some good times.
Here in Austin, dog owners have a few options this weekend. There's a Pet Parade and Costume Contest that marches down South Congress (and this year it honors Leslie Cochran, a colorful fixture in the Austin community who passed away last month), and there's also the Mighty Texas Dog Walk.
Taking place at beautiful Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin, The 14th annual event consists of a three mile stroll, and attendees will also attempt to break three Guinness Book World Records in addition to going for the goal of “largest dog walk,” which currently stands at 17,427 dogs.
Will Austinites beat the Brits to amass the most dogs? Will we claim bragging rights when we accomplish the feat of “Most Dogs Wearing the Same Bandana”? We'll see on Saturday up close and personal, because a few PetRelocation.com employees are attending the Dog Walk with their pups in tow.
We're especially excited to take part in this event because our company has some fond memories of earlier Dog Walks. Our PetRelocation.com founders, Kevin and Angie O'Brien, co-sponsored this event in 2003 when they were running a dog daycare. They provided doggy pools for the dogs to swim in at the walk's halfway mark (see the fun picture below), and aspired to be a someday be a bigger part of the pet industry.
No doubt the Mighty Texas Dog Walk will be larger than ever this year, and we're excited to be participating. We'll be back on Monday with some pictures… Wish us luck!
(Stevie, with dogs.)