Indianapolis area rescue Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. (ARPO) announced it will hold its 16th Annual Dog Olympics Event at Broad Ripple Park on September 17th. Fun for people and dogs of all ages, the event registration will begin at 9:30 am with events starting at 10:30 am EST. Returning this year will be emcees and fan favorites Dean Metcalf and Bethany “Buffy” Phyne (of Pet Pals TV) who will announce the “paw by paw” action.
“The ARPO Dog Olympics is the absolute best way to spend a Saturday morning”, stated coemcee Dean Metcalfe. “Lots of wonderful people and adorable dogs in a beautiful park, having a blast engaging in friendly competition. I love seeing the huge variety of ‘dog-thletes’ that show up: big, small, mutts, purebreds, goofy, serious – all different, but all wonderful. “
In addition to the 7 canine Olympic Events (T-Shirt Race, Shedding Contest, Pie-Eating Contest
for human/dog teams, Obstacle Course, Bone-Finding Contest, Treat-Catching Contest, and
Barking Contest), the event will also feature a Silent Auction, local crafts, pet themed vendors,
pet item sales, and T-Shirts.
Participants in the Dog Olympics may enter their dog for a fee of $5 per event, or $30 for all 7 events. Spectators of all ages are free.
“Dog Olympics is not only our biggest fundraiser of the year, but also the most fun and unique
event we host,” stated Tinsley Dahl, President of ARPO. “Every dollar that is raised during the
event is utilized for veterinary expenses for local dogs and cats to provide the care they need to
be placed in loving ‘furever’ adoptive homes. If you are not a dog owner but love watching dogs
perform or would like to browse our silent auction and vendor tables, Dog Olympics will not
To participate in ARPO’s Dog Olympics, visit ARPO’s Facebook Events for registration forms.
For Sponsorship & Vendor information, or to donate silent auction items, please email
About Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. (ARPO):
Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. was established in 1998 by a group of local
Indianapolis citizens with the mission to encourage and assist existing and future pet owners in
providing a good quality life for their pets. ARPO seeks to reduce euthanasia rates of animals in
local shelter facilities in Indianapolis and surrounding counties by placing shelter animals in
loving private foster homes, providing the socialization and medical care required, and
facilitating their adoption into stable, loving homes.
Since 1998, ARPO has placed over 8,000 animals in “furever” homes across Central Indiana
and is a registered 501(c)(3). ARPO is 100% volunteer run and is solely funded through
donations and grants.
For more information about Sponsorship, Vendor, or Silent Auction Donation opportunities for
the 2022 Dog Olympics, please contact ARPO [email protected].
For Dog Olympics Event Updates and Registration:
To make a monetary donation or learn more about ARPO: http://adoptarpo.org/donate/
Broad Ripple, IN 46220