The 12th annual Dachshund Races and Rescued Dogs Reunion will be Thursday, July 11th at Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo. This is every dogs show, not just ones with papers.

Come show off your best friend before the Dachshund Races. Dress up and dress up your dog for our Costume Contest.

There will be lots of trophies to awarded. As we say in the TownSquare Critter camp "every dog is a winner!" As you'll see in the videos above and below.

Here's the a list of different categories that all dogs will be judged in: Smallest Dog, Tallest Dog, Fattest Dog, Youngest Dog, Oldest Dog, Owner and Dog Look-a-Like, Couple of the Year, Best Costume, Mr. and Miss Congeniality and lastly the Homecoming Queen and King.

The Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion will be Thursday, July 11th, with gates opening at 4 pm. The 'Rescued Dog Reunion' is at 6:30pm and the races start at 7pm. It all takes place at Festival Gardens at Nelson Park. the cost is free however donations are graciously accepted.

Register online at or call Rescue the Animals at 325-695-SPCA.