|COME, SIT, STAY
How many dogs do you think will sit and stay at the same time? Well, Manatee County plans to find out when they attempt to set a world record for the most dogs sitting and staying at one time. If they succeed, they will be officially entered into the Guinness World Book of Records. This record setting event will take place on Saturday, November 17 at approximately 3:30 pm, at the 14th Annual Canine Christmas Festival at Bishop SPCA Animal Shelter Grounds, 5718 21st Ave. W. Bradenton.
Currently there is no established world record but according to the Guinness World Book officials the number of dogs with their hind quarters on the ground at the same time has to be over 100 in order to qualify for the record. The public is invited to bring their pooch and get in on the record setting attempt. The attempt will be documented with a photo for verification by the Guinness officials.
The event is on the Bishop Animal Shelter grounds off of 59th Street in Bradenton across from Blake Hospital. This year is the 14th year for the Canine Christmas Festival which takes place the same day from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Folks are encouraged to come early to enjoy this family fun event that includes all types of activities such as a canine fashion show with celebrity judges including Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Hayley Weilgus from Channel 7, The Tampa Bay Rays Street Team with Raymond making an appearance at noon, pet portraits with Santa, raffle drawings, obedience and agility demonstrations, American Fido talent show, silent auction, Canine Christmas Café, Canine Good Citizen Testing, holiday gifts for pets and pet lovers, nail trimming, 50/50 cash drawings and all the area rescue groups, foster groups and animal shelters including Manatee County Animal Services who has made it their mission to become a NO KILL county shelter. If you are looking for a dog to adopt this is a great event to attend. People are encouraged to bring their dogs but all dogs must be on a leash.
The event is presented by Animal Network and Bishop Animal Shelter. Additional sponsors include: Brighthouse, Bradenton Herald, METV, Suncoast Realty, Dr. Jeff Beard, Hancock Bank, Perks 4 Pets, Beach Vet, Pets Life Naturally.