Dog Daze II competition back Aug. 16-18

DOG DAZE II @ Village Green presented by TDS Telecom will be back for a third straight year in Farragut Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18.

Labeled “a three-day festival of fun, food, shopping and competition,” by Stephen Krempasky, executive director of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, DOG DAZE II is a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition of Dock Dogs International.

Festivities will take place in the Village Green shopping center parking lot, just south of Stein Mart and Planet Fitness.

“Competitors from as far away as Ohio and Florida for this national competition,” stated Trent Steele, SMDD club president, in a press release. ”... There will be over 300 jumps with 150 competitors.”

Festivities will start with a local dog “Pooch Plunge” dock dive tryout between 4 and 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16.

To enter your dog in the actual competition, (all breeds accepted), e-mail, call 330-241-4975 or go online at .

The Alliance has teamed up with Town of Farragut, Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs and Ricki’s Pet Depot to facilitate this canine “diving length” competition.

A silent auction will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. This is an organization that helps the Dock Dogs community in its time of need.

Please come out and watch doggies fly through the air and help support the community.”