Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) is pleased to announce that the annual Atlanta Dog Jog, benefiting Canine Assistants and GVMA Foundation , will be held on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. in Piedmont Park. For the second year in a row, esteemed trainer Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog fame will emcee the event.

The highly anticipated 1 and 2 mile run/walk event for dogs and their owners welcomes all athletic levels, from competitive runners to casual walkers, and strollers and wagons are permitted. Held on Mother’s Day Weekend, this year’s event encourages fun for the entire family.

Proceeds for the 2012 event will benefit both the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) Foundation , the support arm of the GVMA which supports benevolent activities in the areas of community service, the human-animal bond, animal health and welfare, veterinary student education, public health, and the preservation of wildlife, and Canine Assistants , an Alpharetta based non-profit organization that breeds, raises and trains working dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities and seizure disorders.

On-site registration and packet pick-up: Main Pavilion Piedmont Park 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. The cost is $30 per person and one dog and $15 for each additional dog. For more information, please visit www.atlantadogjog.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.