Dog Jog to Benefit Pets Come First
April 18, 2019 5:00 AM
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CENTRE HALL — Walkers, runners, and their dogs will embark through the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall on Saturday, April 27, for the 11th Annual Dog Jog to support local animals in need.

Benefiting Pets Come First, a 5K race will start at 10 a.m. and a 1.5 mile walk begins at 11 a.m. For those who prefer not to run, there will be local vendors, a pet fair, agility training, music, food and refreshments, a microchip clinic and a silent auction. 

Humans can run with or without a four-legged running companion. Pre-registration for Dog Jog 2019 is open online at and day of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the Dog Jog is $30 and includes a shirt, bandana, and race goodie bag, while supplies last.

The vendor fair, pet fair and silent auction will start at 8:30 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. You can also get your pet microchipped and registered in your name for only $15. Check out the Pets Come First Facebook page and website for event updates

Pets Come First is a no-kill animal shelter located in Centre Hall that helps animals in need by providing vet care, love and shelter until they find their forever homes. The shelter houses an average of 100 animals in need of homes at any given time. In 2018, Pets Come First placed over 500 animals into loving homes. All of these animals would not have had the chance to find a warm place to call home if it was not for the support of the shelter's events and donations from the communities its serves.

What: 11th Annual Dog Jog supporting Pets Come First

Where: Grange Fairgrounds, 169 Homan Ln, Centre Hall, PA 16828

When: Saturday April 27, 5K run at 10 a.m.; 1.5-mile walk at 11 a.m.; Vendor Fair/Silent Auction and Microchip Clinic 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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