Slick dogs! Daschunds racing at the February 19, 2011 Stampede game.

Guest Blog By: Mandy Sieck-Vavreck, Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery

This past weekend, the Sioux Falls Stampede partnered with Dakota Dachshund Rescue in the 4th annual dachshund races…that’s right, dachshunds racing on ice. If you’ve never seen a dachshund race, it’s definitely something you should witness at least once. (Note: they take place twice a year—in February at the Stampede game and in September at GermanFest.) More than thirty dachshunds raced, in two different races.

Many of the racers also participated in a Best Dressed competition before the race. Each winner received a gift card and plaque. The event not only provided entertainment for Stampede fans, but also raised funds for Dakota Dachshund Rescue, a local organization that works to rescue abused and unwanted dachshunds and find them forever homes. The best part about the event was that there were adoptable dachshunds available for people to meet before and during the game.

Puppy Love Bakery is proud to be partnering with Dakota Dachshund Rescue for the first of hopefully many successful events. Not only do we take pride in helping local organizations that benefit animals, but dachshunds are close to our heart.

Our lives revolve around our longhaired mini Lily—she is our favorite part of life. We are so happy to be partnering with an organization that rescues, fosters, and finds forever homes for such wonderful dogs. We were excited to be contributing to the goodie bags given to each racer—each bag contained Puppy Love Bakery samples. This was a great opportunity to get out of the house, support a great cause, and meet some fantastic little dogs. Oh, and, watch hockey if you’re so inclined.

Canine Cuisine is a guest blog by Mandy Sieck-Vavreck of Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery. Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery creates tasty, natural and healthy treats for your pooch.