Hickory, a beautiful Scottish Deerhound and winner of the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club “Best In Show” title, will make a personal appearance at the Union Square Petco in New York City where she’ll meet and pose for pictures with her dog-loving fans this Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 1 PM – 3 PM.
In addition, each guest at the event who fills out a card for their pet, Purina Pro Plan will donate $1 to Rally to Rescue, an organization committed to helping small rescue organizations give pets in need the care they deserve and place them in loving homes.
Also all guests who attend will receive a free photo of Hickory, along with other special offers and discounts from Purina Pro Plan, official pet food sponsor of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show which takes place on February 13-14, 2012.
AOL Surge Desk posted Five Fun Facts about Hickory that will help you learn more about this beloved dog.
1. She’s an inspiration to all Scottish Deerhounds
Hickory’s best in show victory was a major upset by historical standards, marking the first time that any Scottish Deerhound has claimed Westminster’s top prize.
2. Madison Square Garden is a long way from home
The bright lights of New York City and “The World’s Most Famous Arena” are drastically different from the 50-acre farm in Virginia where Hickory is accustomed to chasing deer and rabbits.
3. She’s a diva
According to handler Angela Lloyd, Hickory cherishes the spotlight and is “constantly making sure she’s getting attention.”
4. She’s in for some high-end dog treats
She may not have the verbal skills to announce she’s taking a trip to Disneyland, but Hickory will be treated to a steak at the renowned Sardi’s restaurant in New York City and take a ride to the top of the Empire State Building.
5. She topped some ruff competition
The Westminster dog show is no walk in the park, even for top-tier hounds like Hickory. Check out this video for a look at some of the competition:
Hickory is also a certified Therapy Dog with the Delta Society.
If you’re in New York we encourage you to attend this fun event and meet the beloved Hickory! Woof!