October is ‘going to the dogs’


October is “going to the dogs,” thanks to the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, which is hosting pet-filled events throughout the month.

Bring your furry friends to the Louisiana Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 22  for Pet Palooza, a free event that will have pet-focused vendors, pet adoptions from local animal shelters and Day 2 of the Super Retriever Series dock diving competition. The night will end with The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade. All people and dog-friends in attendance can join the parade, as long as all pets remain on a leash.

Additional pet-filled events happening in October are:

 Super Retriever Series (SRS) Crown Championship: On Oct. 21-23 and Nov.2-6, Eukanuba and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission will present the two-part super dock and retrieving event. The competition showcases the best retrievers and sporting dogs – including the country’s top High Flying Super Dock Dogs – and is free to watch.

The Super Dock competition will be located on the Louisiana Boardwalk behind Bass Pro Shops on Oct. 21-23. Anyone can enter their dog in the jumping competition on Friday, Oct. 21. Retriever trials will take place Nov. 2-6 with the location to be determined.

UKC Total Dog Invitational: This performance and confirmation competition takes place Oct. 20-22 at the Shreveport Convention Center. It is free to watch as contestants will be vying for the grand prize of $10,000.

Coronation of Barkus & Meoux: On Sunday, Oct. 30 at the 7th Tap, all are welcome to enter their pet to win a spot as the Krewe’s royalty. Raffle tickets are $1 each.

The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission is a division of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau in partnership with the City of Bossier City, City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish Commission, Bossier Parish Police Jury, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, and the Red River Waterway Commission.