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Nov 25 2012

Reindog Parade & Holiday Celebration – Fun for All!

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the season with your canine pals in the first ever NC State Reindog Parade this Saturday!

Photos of the event, including the photos with Santa of individual pets, will be posted this week on the Veterinary Medicine Library’s Flickr photostream at

A special thank you to our many volunteers from the Junior and Cadette Girl Scout Troop 1614 and the NCSU Pre-Veterinary Student Club who helped the event run smoothly!

Happy Holidays!


Celebrate the season with your canine pals in the first ever NC State Reindog Parade!

Judges from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli from the College of Textiles will award prizes from Unleashed for winners of the festive finery and holiday-best behavior contests. Join us on the hearth, the lawn and brick paths, in front of the main administration building of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

Help your dog enjoy the holidays safely. Veterinary students from the Student Chapters of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American Association of Veterinary Nutrition, along with the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society will be present to provide tips on nutrition and toy suitability, as well as avoiding holiday health hazards.

Remember the event with a courtesy digital snapshot of you and your dog(s) with Santa provided by the Friends of the Library.

Event schedule (weather permitting)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Santa Photos and Educational Displays
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Festive Finery Contest *
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Reindog Parade *
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Best Holiday Behavior Contest *

* The festive finery contest is the only activity requiring some sort of costume. No costumes are required for the reindog parade, photos, or behavior contest.

No pet should be hungry for the holidays! Admission to the event is a donation of pet food or a monetary (cash or check) contribution to the Safe Haven Pet Food Pantry who will be present at the event to receive donations.

For directions, see Free parking during the Saturday event is available in all the locations labeled C or CC on the map.