Animal rescue

North Carolina Animal Rescue Hosting ‘Dogtoberfest’

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Oktoberfest… it’s not just for people anymore! rescue ranch in Statesville, North Carolina invites you to party with your pooch at Dogtoberfest on Saturday, October 8. Do they make lederhosen for dogs?

This fun, family-friendly event will feature food trucks, dog treat truck, beer garden, dog costume contest, agility course, adoptable animals, pumpkin painting, live music , and more. You will also find many local animal vendors in the “Barking Lot”.

Founded in 2012, Rescue Ranch is a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. It sits on 87 acres in Statesville with a mission to promote compassion for all animals through education and adoption programs. They have over 80 rescued animals of all types.

Rescue Ranch requests that all dogs attending Dogtoberfest be leashed, well behaved, and fully vaccinated. It all happens Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Of course, dogs enter for free. Rescue Ranch is located at 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville, North Carolina. You can see more details HERE.

Try This Playlist to Keep Your Dog Calm in the Car

If your dog hates car rides and travel stresses him out, just crank up the music. But make sure it’s the right bits. According Study findingssome music can calm dogs in cars.

Two out of three pet owners say their dogs become anxious when traveling in the car. With almost 75% of people traveling with Rover, this could be a problem. Luckily, Sam Sutton, lecturer in music at the University of West London, has created the perfect playlist for your pooch.

A University of Glasgow study that looked at how music can affect a dog’s mood helped Sutton create the playlist. Researchers found that dogs calmed down better with soft rock and reggae. Artists on the list include the Bee Gees, Bob Marley, UB40 and Sade. Sutton even came up with a list of songs to avoid playing while your dog is in the car, which you can see HERE.

Top 10 Calming Songs for a Road Trip With Your Dog