A fun-filled day for dogs of all shapes and sizes!
The 10th Annual Tails on the Trails event!
Schedule of Events
Come out and enjoy the day with us at from 9am to 3pm. We welcome every dog, every size, every shape to join us. There is so much to do besides hiking too: Games, food, vendors and so much more!
Take A Hike, Check Out Our Foster Dogs!
Leash up your dog, pack up your car and come to the park. Join us for a one- or two-mile hike in the park. Dogless people are welcome too! Hike in honor/memory of a person, pet, or as a donation. You may also choose to walk a foster dog. To learn more about hiking and how to register and our hike guidelines, please click here. Please note that registration is NOT required to come out and enjoy the day - but you do need to register if you want a Hike T-Shirt & Goodie Bag!
9am - 11am
- Memorial Candles
9am - 12pm
- Scavenger Hunt
9am (or whenever you pick up your bag) - 2:30pm
- Take A Hike
- Silent Auction
10am - 2:30pm
- MORNING DOG CONTESTS & GAMES
- The Annual Pluck Off
Team up with your Husky and let's see who is the best plucker out there! You have 1 minute to just PLUCK IT!
- Biscuit Find
The nose knows! Which dog can find the biscuit under the cones?
- Group Photo
- Pledge Winners
- Tails of the Tundra Alumni Revue
- Adopted a dog from a Tails of the Tundra foster home
- Adopted a dog via our Owner Referral program
- Your were referred to a shelter by TOTTSHR
- Saw a dog on our TOTTSHR Facebook or Website
- AFTERNOON DOG CONTESTS & GAMES
- Fastest Ice Cream In The East
On your mark get set.. eat that Ice Cream. Let's see who is the Fastest Ice Cream eater In The East: On your mark get set.. eat that Ice Cream. Contest starts at approximately 2pm. Sponsored by Paulie's Ice Cream!
- Musical Sit
When the music stops the dogs all sit. Last one to be sitting... is OUT. Then, like musical chairs you learned in grade school you keep going until there's just ONE dog left!
- Come on Out to See, Do and Shop
9am - 3pm
- Food - Eat All Day
9am - 3pm
- Agility Course
9am - 3pm
- Face Painting
9am - 3pm
- Canine Good Citizen Testing & Demonstrations
9am - 3pm
- Foster Dogs - Check them Out or Take One on the Hike
9am - 3pm
- Mushing - A Chance For YOUR Dog To Run In Harness
9am - 3pm
- Weight Pull Demonstrations & A Chance For Your Dog To Try It Out
9am - 3pm
The registration booth is open. Check in and/or register to hike. Don't forget to also bring your pledge collections to enter for a chance to win one our our grand prizes and also pick up your pledge incentive gifts.
Pay tribute to a beloved departed animal with one of our memory candles. Each candle is approximately 6" X 3" and includes your pets name. Your candle will look similar to the one shown in the picture. Candles will be on display at the registration booth and then after the hike, the candle is yours to take with you. We are accepting orders now to have the hearts prepared in advance of hike day. Cost of each memory candle is a $20.00 donation to the rescue or $25.00 if you'd like a picture added. You can reserve your candle today with paypal by clicking here.
You can sign up for the Scavenger Hunt at the Registration booth. Scavenger Hunt participants will be armed with special bags to collect their eggs. Over 50 special eggs will be hidden throughout the vendor and picnic area... it will be up to you and your pup to find as many as you can! Visit vendor booths, stroll along the grass and see how many eggs you can find. Each egg will be filled with either dog treats, coupons, gift certificates and special cool dog stuff including T-Shirts! Over $50 in prizes will be hidden for participants to take a chance on wining! Redeem your prizes at the main arena!
We are asking for a $5.00 donation to take part in the Scavenger Hunt.
The hike kicks off at 10 am... so join us at the starting line!
We have over 30 different items available for the silent auction. The silent auction works by simply buying your tickets, and then place them as you wish in the cup for the item you wish to win.
Tickets are: $1 Each, 6 for $5, 15 for $10.
Join us in the main ring for a group photo!
We will be announcing the winners of the hike pledges. There will be over $900 worth of goodies awarded to the top three pledge collectors! The grand prize winner will receive over $450 in great dog lover goodies!
Are you planning on attending this year's hike and have a rescue that falls into one of the following categories:
Then we want to hear from you! Then we want to hear from you! This is your chance to let your rescued pup strut their stuff in front of all of their fans! The Alumni Revue will take place at 1:00pm at the Dog Arena. Each dog will have a moment in the "spot light" as their story is told to all of his/her fans. There is no fee to enter.. all we need is some information from you! Just click here to sign up.
All Day Events
Check out the many vendors we will have at the hike this year. Providing a wide variety of merchandise and services for all dog lovers.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please click here to become a vendor.
Ever wondered how your dog would enjoy agility? Here is your chance to test his/her paws at agility! The tunnel, the jumps, and oh the excitement- Come on out and see how you do!
Sport your support and display a little art on your body!
Have your dog tested to be a Canine Good Citizen! Cash or check is accepted and may be paid at the CGC Booth. The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community. To receive the CGC certificate, dogs take a 10 item Canine Good Citizen Test. If you are interested in having your dog tested and want to know what is involved, please click here for more information. Check out this article about Homeowners Insurance Available to Breeds Previously Excluded with CGC Certification. We are asking for a $10.00 donation to take the CGC test.
Check out our current foster dogs! Hikers who wish to walk one of our foster dogs must present a valid photo ID and must be 18 or older. However... dogs can be walked double lead (two leads attached to the dog, one held by an adult and one by a child.) We only have a limited number of foster dogs available to be walked - this will be on a first come first serve basis at the Foster Check out tent. We are asking for a $5.00 donation to walk one of our foster dogs.
Our friends from Howlin' Huskies Kennels will be offering demonstrations through out the day. Learn more about this fun sport that can be a great thrill for all dogs and their owners. He will even give you an opportunity to get your dogs paws wet in mushing. Your dog can have the opportunity to get fitted in harness and hooked up to a cart for a mushing experience! Please note that dogs should be comfortable around other dogs and being handled by people to participate.
In addition, if your dog loves to run, but you aren't so sure about the full mushing experience, try slipping your dog into a sled dog harness, rope him to a scooter or a bike, hop on the scooter or bike and let him run. The dog and you become a mini mushing team! Then after you try it out.. if you and your dog like it - you can visit the TOTT booth to buy your own supplies!
Come on out and test your paws at weight pulling courtesy of Sheryl and her two Malamutes Cinnabar and Sebastian! Sheryl is a member of the IWPA (International Weight Pull Association) as well as a member of the UKC PPAPBT Weight Pull Club, and the AMAEP (Alaskan Malamute Association of Eastern PA). Sheryl and her boys pull year round in IWPA, UKC (United Kennel Club), and AMCA (Alaskan Malamute Club of America) sanctioned weight pull events. Dog Pulling is akin to a tractor pull. Dogs compete to see who can pull the most weight 16 feet. They pull a wheeled cart on an earthen surface, or a sled on snow. The handler has no contact with the dog during the pull, so it is up to the dog's willingness to pull. Safety of the dog is of paramount concern. Since IWPA's organization in 1984, no dogs have been hurt in competition.