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    Getting almost a hundred dogs and their humans to stay still for a before-race group photo is every bit as challenging as you’d expect. Century News Photo by Suzanne Pacheco

2nd Annual Tails and Trails Fun Run and Walk

A good time was had by all
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The 2nd Annual Tails and Trails Fun Run and Walk took place last Saturday morning at Founders Memorial Park. An estimated 90 dogs and 250 pet owners participated in the free one-mile run-walk event sponsored by the City of Dripping Springs and Springs Veterinary Care.

“We’re glad we had so many dog owners show up for our event,” Amber Carrizales, Marketing Manager for Springs Veterinary Care, said. “We’re very happy to see our second Tails and Trails Fun Run so successful. We’re also very grateful to our sponsors and volunteers.”

The Tails and Trails Fun Run and Walk was the idea of Dr. Amanda Smith, the medical director at Springs Veterinary Care, and Krista Williams, the practice manager at Springs Veterinary Care. “They both wanted to host an annual event for the people of Dripping Springs that was fun for both people and pets,” Carrizales said.

The event was free to participants and included live music from the Miller Creek Crowd, breakfast tacos from Torchy’s Tacos, Dog Yoga, raffle prizes, and adoptable dogs by PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, which could be “borrowed” for the walk by people who didn’t have a pooch to walk with. Participants also received a free goodie bag upon sign that included dog treats, bowls, frisbees, and assorted other goodies for the pet and pet owner.

After the fun run-walk, the City of Dripping Springs invited all four-legged participants to jump into the park’s swimming pool to cool off. Some pet owners joined their dogs in the water, and with the abundant merriment, it was clear that a good time was had by all.

Volunteers from the Dripping Springs 4-H Club were also on hand to help clean up the park after the event, and under the tutelage of photographer Dave Wilson, some 4-H members tried their hand at taking photos of the event for the Century News. 

Sponsors of the event were: The City of Dripping Springs, BI, CEVA Animal Health, Dantay’s Flowers, Drippin’ Dog, Drippin’ Donuts, Hills, Merk Animal Health, Miller Creek Crowd (live music), PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, Royal Canin, The Canine Center, Serasana, Torchy’s Tacos, and Virbac Animal Health.

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