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PHOTOS: Dogs Go For Gold In Local 'Pawlympics'

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA)-- Pet Dominion, a canine lodging resort, holds its final round of doggie daycare competition this Thursday, capping the past two weeks of "Pawlympics" medal events for the daycare dogs and their humans.

Pooches have been competing in swimming, diving, gymnastics, 200M dash and hurdles.

Last week's preliminary rounds determined the finalists and the last event of the Pawlympics, the hurdles, takes place over a specially designed course.

The winning dog will receive a Pawlympic Gold Medal. All other participants will receive a take-home trophy or ribbon.

Pet Dominion invites local dog owners to bring them to the competition, kicking off at 1 p.m. Thursday. No reservations are needed.

Foster Monday: Pepper

Foster Monday: Pepper

This week we get to know Pepper! Pepper is enjoying life with her foster caregiver, our own VP, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer Scott Giacoppo. Learn more about this feisty kitty below, and help her find a home this week!

Entertainment is one thing that Pepper is always guaranteed to provide. Whether it's chasing an imaginary object or suddenly appearing in unexpected places, Pepper is enjoying her kittenhood to the fullest extent.

WHS Alumni Update: August 3, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: August 3, 2012

Check out a few happy alumni below. You can help us complete more families this weekend by sharing our Name Your Own Fee cat adoption promotion – adopt a fabulous feline age 6 months or older for the fee of your choosing! We hope to see you at our adoption centers.

“Just a note to let you know Wadel the guinea pig is doing well and is quite the charmer. She always enjoys the view from the top. She has a rabbit-size pigloo now so she can stretch out up there.”
 -Cecile & Jennifer and Wadel & Feather

Adopter Chris Johnson shares with us a photo of Chanty with his new big brother. Aww!

“I am submitting a picture of my ‘forever friend,’ Brody.  I adopted him from the New York Ave adoption center in December 2009.  Brody gives a whole new meaning to ‘road dog.’  Life was good before...now life is great!
-Dinahsta Thomas