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August 22, 2013

Claremore Dog Expo to make a ‘splash’ this weekend

CLAREMORE — While “getting your ducks in a row” may be a common expression for getting things organized, Jean Hurst has been getting her dogs in a row for the upcoming Claremore Dog Expo.

As Claremore Animal Shelter supervisor, Hurst and her staff are finalizing the last minute details and preparations for this weekend’s exposition.

“We’ve still got plenty of work to do before we ‘open the doors’ so to speak, but we’ll have everything set up in plenty of time,” she said.

The annual Claremore Dog Expo runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 South Veterans Parkway in Claremore.

The annual Claremore Dog Expo boasts a weekend full of family-friendly — and canine-friendly — events and activities for dogs, dog-owners, and dog-lovers.

“For people who’ve been the previous (Dog) Expos, they’ll be glad to know we’re bringing back several favorite events, most notably the Dock Dog competitions,” she said. “Those have been a hit each year we’ve had them — real crowd-pleasers — and we’re expecting them to make an even bigger ‘splash’ this year.”

As in previous years, the Dock Dog competitions are open to persons over the age of seven and dogs of any breed.

Also as in previous years, competitors from half a dozen different states will converge in Claremore to compete, with at least as many states expected to be represented again this year, Hurst said.

“We will also be featuring dog adoptions from the local shelter and rescues groups, including from our very own animal shelter,” Hurst said, “and we’re presently scheduling demonstrations such as Herding, Agility, Schutzen, Rallying and a Dog Drill Team.”

“I say this every year, but I really believe this year’s Claremore Dog Expo is going to be the best one yet,” Hurst said.

Proceeds go to benefit the Claremore Animal Shelter to support adoption events throughout the year and to assist resources towards needs at the Claremore Animal Shelter.

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