The Doggie 1000 Egg Hunt is March 24. (Photo: Pixabay)

Dogs don’t lay eggs, but that’s not the point of an annual event from McKamey Animal Center.

The Doggie 1000 Egg Hunt invites humans and their “canine snoopers” to search for eggs at the center on March 24.

McKamey staff and volunteers are preparing the largest hunt yet for the second year.


Guests can arrive for early registration at 9 a.m. and the hunt begins at 10 a.m.

Registration is $5 per dog, or participants can donate a bag of kitten, cat or dog food.

“This is one of our most popular events for all dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes,” volunteer coordinator Karen Wilson said. “Staff will be hiding over 1000 eggs total.”

To ensure an even playing field for all dogs, there will be three fields divided according to the size of the dogs. The eggs are packed with goodies and treats for dogs who find them.

All dogs must be on a leash during the event and have a current rabies vaccination.

Proceeds will benefit McKamey, which is experiencing an “unusually high number of animals this time of the year.”