10th Annual Doxie Day
10 Years LONG
October 28, 2017 - 12 Noon
Cape Cod Fairgrounds
1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy
East Falmouth, MA 02535
RAIN OR SHINE
Special News and Announcements
Held annually in the fall, Cape Cod Doxie Day is an event to gather dachshunds and their owners in celebration of the breed, have fun and benefit Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue.
Doxie Day News
October 2016 Edition
Oscar, a 7-year old dachshund, from Naugatuck, CT took first place in the Fun Run for the 4th consecutive year!
What makes this story so unbelievably inspirational? Oscar was paralyzed in February 2016 due to IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease), which is a spinal cord injury that has a predilection for our beloved breed. Oscar's family took very good care of him with conservative therapy, and the end of May, Oscar was able to walk/run again! Five months later he WON the Fun Run! The IVDD did not affect his voice either, he won the loudest bark too! Now that's Doxie Moxie!
Oscar enjoys playing with his sister Judith, cuddling on the bed, treats and getting into mischief. He and his family look forward to going to Cape Cod Doxie Day every year. Oscar gives us hope that every dachshund with IVDD has a chance to recover with time, good veterinary care, and a loving home.
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Since this year’s Cape Cod Doxie Day is being held in October, we’re planning to have a Costume theme for the day. We want you and your doxie to have lots of fun so we’d like to remind you of costume safety tips for your dog.
- First of all, please make sure your dog enjoys wearing clothing. Some dogs are natural-born hams and enjoy “strutting their stuff” in a costume, but others may be totally terrified. If you’re not sure, have a “dress rehearsal” with your dog before the event. If he or she seems frightened or uncomfortable, it’s best to skip the costume. There are lots of cute bandannas and collars with Halloween designs; this can be a stress-free alternative to a costume.
- Check the costume for any loose threads or trims that could be swallowed or cause a tripping or tangling hazard.
- Make sure the costume isn’t too tight. Just like with a collar, make sure you can fit 2-3 fingers between all parts of the costume and your dog. The costume should not restrict movement or breathing.
- Your dog should be leashed and supervised at all times when wearing a costume. If at any time he or she seems uncomfortable or frightened, the costume should be removed immediately.