K-9 Heroes Day, featuring Pooch Pursuit - April 15, 2017


9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane Mechanicsville, VA, 23116


The day begins with the Pooch Pursuit 5K, followed by the 2K walk. Cost per 5K runner is $30, 2K runner is $15.

K-9 Heroes Day is a free community event with all ages welcome.

Throughout the morning, see amazing demonstrations in the areas of command, protection and tracking, K-9 friendly vendors, along with a K-9 Fun Zone packed with activities and games for you and your canine companion, including the doggone egg hunt. 

Pooch Pursuit: Registration deadline, April 7.

The first 100 registered participants for the Pooch Pursuit 5K or the Pooch Pursuit 2K walk will receive a t-shirt and a pet friendly goodie bag.

Awards (5K only) will be presented to the top finishers in both overall and by age group.

Proceeds from this dog friendly event benefit Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue and Friends of Hanover Dog Parks.

Dogs are required to remain on a secure leash and have current license and rabies vaccination.

Event schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Pooch Pursuit Check In / Vendor Check In
9:00 a.m. - Pooch Pursuit 5K run / 2K walk begins
9:00 a.m. - Vendors / Exhibitor booths open
10:00 a.m. - K-9 Heroes Honors Walk - led by VFW Post 9808
10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Pooch Pursuit award presentation
10:20 a.m. - K-9 Demonstrations begin:

  • 10:20 a.m. - Hanover County Sheriff's Office / Richmond City Police
  • 10:30 a.m. - Capital Police K-9 Unit
  • 10:40 a.m. - Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue
  • 10:50 a.m. - Fort Lee Military K-9 Team & Quantico Military K-9 Unit

11:00 a.m. - Canine games
11:45 a.m. - Dog Gone Spring Egg Hunt
12:00 p.m. - Life Evac helicopter landing
12:30 p.m. - K-9 Demonstrations begin: 

  • 12:30 p.m. - Hanover County Sheriff's Office / Richmond City Police
  • 12:40 p.m. - Capital Police K-9 Unit
  • 12:50 p.m. - Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue
  • 1:00 p.m. - Fort Lee Military K-9 Team & Quantico Military K-9 Unit

2:00 p.m. - Event concludes

Vendors: (We are currently recruiting vendors (Vendor registration deadline is April 7) for this unique event! Vendors will receive a 15' x 15' space at the event for a $30 fee. Register as a vendor here.  

A Peaceful Creation
A Puppy's Prayer
Agape Pet Services
Alpha Love Dog Training
American Red Cross
Ashland Critter Sitters
Bahashem Soap Co.,LLC
Bell Creek Veterinary Hospital
Bewitchin Stitchin RVA
Canine Adventure
Dog in the Woods, LLC
Dominion Green Power
Edible Arrangements
Edward Jones Investments
Friends of Hanover Dog Parks
Friends of Richmond K-9's
Hanvoer Animal Control 
Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue
Heartland Home Foods
Impawssible Pups
LuLaRoe / Nicole Ligon
LuLaRoe / Tara Hoy
North River Outdoors
Paws for Purple Hearts
Razzle Dazzle Gifts
RedRidge Pet Market
Renewal by Anderson of Central VA
Rise Phoenix Rise
Sprite's / PAWS to R.E.A.D.
The Woofy Wellness Ranch
Usborne Books & More with Jayne
Zion's Touch

Dominion Green Power
Genesis Electrical Services, Inc.
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
Papa John's Pizza
Pet Pleasure, Inc.
Renewal By Andersen of Central VA
Richmond Macaroni Kid
Zion's Touch

Food Vendors:

Bud's Kitchen

Jus Cukn'

SuperFROG Catering, Inc. 

Woodhead's Grill