Set those reminders on smartphones or calendars to join the viewing of the Door County Scottie Rally’s Parade of Scots, led by Clan Donald Pipe and Drum Corps on May 16 around the Baileys Harbor Town Square.
The annual “Parade of Scots” is free and open to the public. Parade viewers are encouraged to assemble by 11:15 am along Park Road, Highway 57 and County F/EE in downtown Baileys Harbor. The parade travels east on Cty F/EE from Juniper Ridge Road and arrives at the Baileys Harbor Town Square at approximately 11:30 am. Many of these small dogs with short legs, but big attitudes have been rescued from shelters and/or abandoned and have found their forever second-chance homes. In the past 14 years this gathering of Scottie devotees around North America has raised and donated more than $134,000 to support Scottish Terrier health research and Scottie Rescue.
Aside from the parade, the rally is held on private property in Baileys Harbor and requires paid admission. Activities include canine participation in national research, pet massage, pet psychic sessions, behavioral consultation, silent and live auctions. Dr. Ron Beatty DVM, veterinarian and owner, My Pet’s Vet in Mequon will address “The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Canine.”
Making its debut this year will be a Barn Hunt in which canines will be evaluated to see if they have the “ratter” instinct and then timed to determine how long it takes them to find a rat in a controlled setting among straw bales.
There will also be a canine first aid and CPR class on May 17, 8 am – 12 pm. Paid pre-registration is required. For more information visit doorcountyscottierally.com or call 920.493.5878.