The 12th annual Dachshund Races and Rescued Dogs Reunion will be Thursday, July 11th at Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo. This is every dogs show, because every dog is a rescue.

Come show off your fur-buddy before the Dachshund Races. Dress up yourself and your dog for the costume contest. Trophies will be awarded in many different categories such as: Goofiest, Smallest, Tallest, Fattest, Youngest and Oldest Dog. There's  also an Owner/Dog Look-a-Like, Couple of the Year, Best Costume, Mr. and Miss Congeniality and lastly the Homecoming Queen and King.

Gates open at 4 pm with food and beverage trucks. The 'Rescued Dog Reunion' is at 6:30pm and the races begin at 7pm. It all takes place at Nelson Park's Festival Gardens. Register online at or call Rescue the Animals at 325-695-SPCA.

Admission and participation is free however, donations are graciously accepted. Sponsorships are available.