Rescue dogs perform incredible tricks at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

CLEVELAND-- The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is welcoming a new group of animals.

The All-Star Stunt Dog Challenge runs from July 28 to Aug. 6. Shows are at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. near Monkey Island.

"We have amazing dogs that all rescued from pounds and shelters that do incredible tricks and stunts," said Chris Perondi, executive producer and creator of All-Star Stunt Dog Challenge.

These talented pups catch frisbees, run obstacle courses and do handstands.

"You can tell these dogs love what they do, I mean they truly love it. They get fired up when they know it's play time,"Perondi said.

Perondi said he wants to inspire people to be more active with their own dogs at home.

The All-Star Stunt Dog Challenge also promotes pet adoption and training animals through positive re-enforcement.

The event is included in the regular cost of zoo admission.

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