Harrisburg – Running, jumping and frisbee catching canine athletes wowed the crowd on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg during the “Farm to Fun” dog demonstration.
John Misita from Atlanta, Ga., entertained the crowd with his K-9’s in Flight routine. All of his dogs went from homeless to “high flying.”
First to perform was Sport, a cattle dog who adopted from a North Jersey shelter. Next was Razzle-Dazzle a mixed- breed adopted from a shelter in Fort Lauderdale, followed by Dixie-Chopper the smallest performer weighting in at “10 pounds soaking wet after a three course meal’ joked Misita. Chopper is a Jack Russell Terrier saved from an abandoned apartment. Last but not the least was Blitz a cattle dog and Border collie mix also from Fort Lauderdale.
Also entertaining the crowd was Summit Search and Rescue from Cumberland County. Terri Heck and her blood hound Merit did a lost child demonstration.
Deputy Don Hoover from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department did an explosive detection demonstration with his canine named Voelz.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
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