Easter Fun for You – and Your Dogs – in Lansing
Ah, early spring. There aren’t many better times of year, right? With the return of warm weather comes a wealth of things to do – Easter is right around the corner, after all, and your little ones are probably looking forward to whatever the Easter Bunny hides for them. And for you dog lovers, you’re probably looking forward to the chance to take your pets outside to enjoy the fresh air after being cooped inside for so long. Even a husky can only take so much of the cold before he wants to play at the park again.
Fortunately for you, the Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund has just what you need to keep your kids AND pets happy come Easter! The Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund, the Lansing City Pulse Newspaper, and the Lansing Sting ABA basketball team present the first annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt!
Don’t let the name fool you – there will be fun for both kids and dogs! The hunt begins on Saturday, April 4th at beautiful Hawk Island, a 100-acre county park in south Lansing. Kids get to go first from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, searching for prize-filled plastic eggs all over the park. Once the kids’ fun is done, it’s the dogs’ turn! Each dog (well…their owner) will be provided with a plastic bag to keep all the found eggs in, and you get to keep all the eggs your dog finds! Each of the eggs will be filled with yummy treats for your dog to enjoy after a long day of sniffing out prizes.
And that’s not all! Throughout the day there will be activities like photos with the Easter bunny, an agility course for the dogs to run through, and fun games for both the kids and dogs! We do have to ask that you keep your dog on a leash while at the park, but if your dog wants to run off some energy after the hunt the nearby Soldan Dog Park will be open for some off-leash fun!
Maybe you’re reading this and you think “this all sounds pretty fun but I don’t have a dog to bring with me”? You’re in luck – there will be adoptable shelter dogs ready and willing to participate in the hunt with your family! And who knows – maybe you’ll make a new friend!
The event costs $12 per family with a dog (or to play with a shelter dog), and $5 per additional dog. If you’re just bringing your kids, the kid only hunt is free, and each hunter will be given a free bag to keep their eggs in!