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Basset Hound Olympics

Peebles, an 11-year-old basset hound owned by Carl

Peebles, an 11-year-old basset hound owned by Carl Zipperlen of East Rockaway, chills at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

The Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue presents the Long Island Basset Hound Olympics at Wantagh Park in Wantagh.

Sammy, 12, owned by Beth LaRusse of Garden
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

Sammy, 12, owned by Beth LaRusse of Garden City, is dressed in a pumpkin costume at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Will Popa, of Dix Hills, runs with the
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Will Popa, of Dix Hills, runs with the family's basset hound, Dora, in the hurdle event at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Josh Kanowitz of Massapequa runs with the family's
Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

Josh Kanowitz of Massapequa runs with the family's basset hound Oliver in the meter event at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. Oliver won this event. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Sammy, 12, gives some kisses to her owner,
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

Sammy, 12, gives some kisses to her owner, Beth LaRusse, of Garden City. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Will Popa, of Dix Hills, and his wife,
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

Will Popa, of Dix Hills, and his wife, Dianne, get to give their basset hound Dora the medal she won in the hurdle event at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Will Popa, of Dix Hills, cousin Liam That,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

Will Popa, of Dix Hills, cousin Liam That, 11, of Commack, and Will's wife, Dianne, give their basset hound Dora the medal she won in the hurdle event. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Michelle Gardiner of Deptford, N.J., with Scout, 2,
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

Michelle Gardiner of Deptford, N.J., with Scout, 2, and Lilly Ann, 3 months, who is one of Scout's 10 puppies that were all rescued by Tri State Basset Hound. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Peebles, an 11-year-old basset hound owned by Carl
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

Peebles, an 11-year-old basset hound owned by Carl Zipperlen of East Rockaway, chills at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Dianne Popa of Dix Hills gives some loving
Photo Credit: Newsday/ Karen Wiles Stabile

Dianne Popa of Dix Hills gives some loving to the family's basset hound, Dora, at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri State Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park in Wantagh. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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