Dachshund dogs to race in Sunset Doxie Derby in Lake in the Hills

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Watch as dachshund dogs race beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sunset Doxie Derby at the Lake in the Hills Bark Park. Sponsored by the Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department, the event will feature owners standing at the finish line to coax their furry friends to finish first.[]

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Watch as dachshund dogs race Saturday at the Sunset Doxie Derby at the Lake in the Hills Bark Park.

Pet owners can register their dogs from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Bark Park Dog Park, 9027 Haligus Road, according to a news release from the village. The first race will start at 3 p.m.

Pet owners will stand at the finish line to help guide their pets to finish the race the fastest. Different races for different age groups will be held, featuring the adult doxie race, senior doxie race and “weenie wannabees.”

Owners must provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations. For information on rules and regulations, visit www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/sunset-doxie-derby.

Pet donations of food and care products will be accepted for local pet shelters.