The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People is bringing top Frisbee Dogs to Tyler for the third annual Tyler Disc Dog Championship Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th at Lindsey Park.
Again this year, Pets Fur People will be partnering with the Rose City Disc Club. It’s a natural for the two organizations to come together to benefit the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People – East Texas’ only brick and mortar no kill animal shelter. Tyler Disc Dog and Disc Golf Championship is a major fundraiser for the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People. “They receive no government funding and rely on donations from the community.”
“We are so excited,” said Bill McFarlin, renowned dog trainer. “My dog Ziva is ranked number 15 in the world of frisbee dogs. We love this sport. We wanted to bring an event here so everyone could see the fun and skills these dog athletes show on the field.”
Over 50 top ranked dogs are expected to compete. Frisbee dogs compete on a national circuit to earn points for their ranking. “They just love to play,” said Mr. McFarlin. “All of these dogs are ready to go and know when it’s time to show their skills.”
At the event, the dogs compete in six events including the crowd favorite, “Freestyle”. The audience will also select the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
“This is a great event for families,” said Gayle Helms, Pets Fur People’s Executive Director. We invite families and youth groups to enjoy the weekend. We know everyone will be thrilled to see these amazing dogs.” Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen and enjoy watching these amazing athletic dogs.
The competition will run from 9am to 4pm each day at Field 12 at Tyler’s Lindsey Park. Admission is by donation.