VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A three-legged dog named Sam, multiple pet organizations and fun times were all on display at the11th Pet Lovers' Extravaganza DockDogs Live Jumping Competition.
The event was held outside of the Care-A-Lot Pet Supply headquarters at 1617 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach Saturday and Sunday, and brought awareness to a variety of dog organizations in the area, such as Mutts on a Mission, which provides support for veterans who need service dogs.
"So if you guys know a veteran or you are a veteran, that's been hurt during your time of service, and you think you could benefit from a service dog, please call us," said a leader with the organization.
Sam, a 5-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, was part of the competition on Saturday and Sunday in Virginia Beach.
The pup lost its leg when it was hit by a car when he was 1 1/2-years-old.
“Sam never seems to know he’s missing a leg,” said the pups owner Tawn Humphrey, adopted Sam from a foster home and brought him to Smithfield where she and her family live with five other dogs. “He loves to play with the other dogs and be part of DockDogs competitions.”
Admission was free to the public and patrons enjoyed the weekend of competing high-flying dogs as well as contests, giveaways and significant savings at all Care-A-Lot retail locations.