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Jackson Animal Care Center's 2022 Pets Rock Fest comes to Jackson Fairgrounds
Posted on 06/18/2022

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Jackson Animal Care Center will host the 2022 Pets Rock Fest, Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Jackson Fairgrounds Park.

Proceeds for the event, sponsored by PRA Group and the City of Jackson, TN, will go towards funding for our low-cost spay and neuter program that has helped provide more than 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries in the last 2.5 years.

“We are delighted to host the 2022 Pets Rock Fest in June here in Jackson, TN,” said Jackson Animal Care Center Director Whitney Owen. “We look forward to having an exciting time and we also want to welcome the National Dock Dogs Competition.”

The event will include vendors with pet related merchandise and services, demonstrations by Jackson Police Department K9 Officers, food trucks, and more. Rescue groups with cats and dogs will be available for adoption and free doggie bags for the first 200 visitors.

Tickets for the event are $10. Children ages 10 and under are free. Friendly pets are welcome as well. For more information, visit our Jackson Animal Care Center Facebook page, call 731-422-7028, or email [email protected]. For DockDogs® registration visit https://dockdogs.com/event/pets-rock-fest/

About DockDogs®

DockDogs® was born in 2000 to create a nationally recognized competitive sport based on rules and precedents in Track and Field competitions. Much of DockDogs® Big Air Dog competitions’ popularity comes from having national standards and objective measures that allow people to train competitively and have objective feedback on their progress. Also, our open competitions allow “anyone with a dog and toy” to participate in the sport and have a chance at national recognition.

DockDogs® is an organization about having fun and celebrates every improvement with our competitors, staff, sponsors, and spectators. Even an inch improvement over a team’s previous jump is something to be happy about. We continue to work hard to keep the sport as simple and fun as possible, and to create a culture of camaraderie amongst the Novice through the experienced competitors. We want teams to participate at whatever level they and their dogs can compete, so we created divisions for each of the different disciplines, which in turn allows teams to be ranked and awarded fairly against other competing teams, based on their current performance abilities.

DockDogs® consists of 3 different sporting disciplines:

Big Air – the first sport of DockDogs® and the most popular, this is the Long Jump of canine aquatics.

Extreme Vertical – introduced in 2005 it is considered the High Jump of canine aquatics.
Speed Retrieve – launched in 2008 this is a timed sport involving the combination of run, jump, swim and retrieve.

In 2010 based on the popularity of the combined sports of Big Air, Extreme Vertical & Speed Retrieve, DockDogs® introduced “Iron Dog” to its Events. Teams that competed in each of the 3 different disciplines at a single event, could register as Iron Dog teams in order to be ranked against other Iron Dog teams competing at the event. A points table was created to assign points values to each different discipline’s scores, to be tallied up at the end of an event to determine the Top Iron Dog.

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