(Mesquite, TX – March 29, 2023) – Doggy Derby Day at the Opal Lawrence Historical Park is back this spring. Bring your pups to the 13+ acre historical park between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 22 for a day of fun and frolics.
This free, Kentucky Derby-themed day of fun includes a doggy hat decorating station, best hat contest for the dogs and (nonalcoholic) mint juleps for the humans. Enjoy walking paths and trails, take photos in the bluebonnets or in front of our big red barn. The event, hosted by Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI), celebrates one of America’s most “decorated” events but also the love between canines and their companions.
Pet adoptions will be offered by Mesquite Animal Services, along with on-the-spot microchipping for pets for only $10. A variety of pet-services vendors will also be onsite, including obedience training demonstrations by the Dog Training Club of Dallas County.
Raising Cane's is sponsoring the event and will provide giveaways while supplies last, including Raising Cane's pet bandanas, balls or food scoops. There will even be special treats for the humans.
All dogs must show proof of vaccination and be leashed at all times. Opal Lawrence Historical Park is located at 711 E. Kearney in Mesquite. For more information, call HMI’s office at 972-216-6468.