Furry 5K

Join the fun this morning with thousands of panting owners and jogging dogs—or vice versa depending on the fitness level of the owner and dog in question. Canines ranging from dotted Dalmatians to puffy Pomeranians will be strutting their stuff in the Furry 5K, which benefits the Seattle Animal Shelter and its subsidiary, the Help the Animals Fund. Together, they care for some 7,000 homeless pets each year—some sick or abused and requiring expensive medical care. (To adopt, you'll have to visit the shelter or browse its website, seattle.gov/animalshelter.) Top-three medals will be awarded for humans and dogs alike (both solo and paired), and trick-performing dogs will provide entertainment after the race. Or, to help cool off your yellow lab, just toss a tennis ball in the lake. KRISTY HAMILTON

Sun., June 12, 10 a.m., 2011

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