Dog Soccer is a very fun and funny game where participants form a circle around a very soft- ball and a highly skilled Soccer Dog! When the dog pushes the ball out of the circle, then the dog has scored a goal. The dogs score a lot of goals which brings a lot of smiles and laughter.
Dog Soccer is great entertainment for a kids party, elementary school, Children's Church or recreational therapy at assisted living facilities. It's a great game for five to ten minutes in front of a stage between acts at public events or Dog Soccer can be a stand-alone act at fairs and festivals. We bring a Soccer Dog Adoption Program to public events by working with local rescue organizations, bring your dog.
We hired Soccer Dogs for my son's 10th year old birthday, and they were great! Mark took time to explain how they train the dogs, and we played several different rounds, both with small balls and large balls for a total of about 30 minutes. Both adults and kids had fun playing! I definitely recommend them for any type of event. It is unique and entertaining for all ages!
Response from Soccer Dogs / Soccer Collies:
Thank you, Leigh, for allowing us the opportunity to share our amazing canine athletes with you and your family & friends. We always enjoy seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter. Such a joy to see serious competition between two species with excellent sportsmanship. I'm not sure who has more fun, the dogs or the kids. We sure did, thank you again.
What to Expect
There is no spectating allowed, it's participation only. :) Every spectator becomes a participant in our Dog Soccer Game. Participants all work together to stop a little dog from scoring goals but the dogs always do score goals and they always win because the participants play as a team of goalkeepers and they try to stop the dogs from scoring.
The participants form a circle around a very soft ball and a highly skilled Soccer Dog. When the dog pushes the ball out of the circle, then the dog has scored a goal.
The dogs score a lot of goals. It's fun to watch and play.
Our mission is to connect the soccer world with the dog rescue world through a Soccer Dog Adoption Program which focuses on the high maintenance high ball drive dogs which are often difficult to adopt. When these high energy, high ball drive dogs discover soccer they become every child's dream dog. They are rare and they are valuable. There's a huge demand for soccer dogs and no supply until now through our mission.
For playing on pavement or slippery floors we provide a 12 x 12 carpet for the dogs and we also have a 24-foot circular carpet which fits great in the center of an intersection. When we play Dog Soccer in the grass, we stake down a rope into a circle form.
Groups of kids ages 2 to 92 play as a team of goalkeepers as an incredibly talented soccer dog scores goals. A lot of goals! It's a competition of speed and agility as the dogs quickly show their human competitors who has faster feet. The action is fast and FURious !! Everyone wears a smile at Dog Soccer Games and there's a lot of laughter, especially when adults play against the dogs. This is a serious new sport challenging enough for professional players, yet safe for toddlers. It's not just for kids, but dogs & kids and soccer is a magical combination. It's very fun, especially for four to twelve-year-old children.
The Soccer Collies have worked for or with Google, Purina, AEG WORLDWIDE, MLS, WPS, L.A.Sol, L.A.Galaxy, Chivas USA, The Wounded Warriors Project, The Home Depot Center, U.S.Open, Nokia Plaza, Staples Center, Radio Disney, L.A. County Fair, San Diego Fair, San Diego Sockers, SoccerNation Expo, American Cancer Society, Humane Society, SPCA, Chick-fil-A, 100 Mile Club, Shriners, Special Olympics, Peppermint Ridge, celebrities, schools, churches, festivals, carnivals, private parties, corporate parties, High School, College & Professional Soccer Half Time Shows and more.
Purina created one of our videos on June 11, 2010, when the San Diego Sockers and the Soccer Collies made an appearance at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in San Diego.
This is a new sport and a new soccer dog movement is underway because many ball motivated dogs will play soccer. The Soccer Dog movement is rescuing hard to adopt high energy, high maintenance ball motivated dogs.
We are interested in collaborating with dog rescue organizations, foster families and ball motivated dogs that are available for adoption and/or for performing at public events. Soccer Collies and all Soccer Dogs collaborate to bring a very fun and funny game to public, private, and corporate events with a life-saving message of training ball motivated rescue dogs to play soccer. Sadly, millions of dogs lose their lives because of overpopulation.
Let's all be responsible, spay and neuter your pets.
Throw away the tennis balls and all small balls if you want a soccer dog.
Additional Booking Notes
Dog Soccer works best on a level field. We provide carpet for playing on pavement or slippery floors. Low trimmed grass in a shady area works best outside. Large events will need to provide power for our P.A. System or we could use the event sound system. Brief games in front of the stage work great between stage performers. SDO or SoccerDogs.Org is always interested in promoting our life-saving mission through our events. We are connecting the soccer world with the dog rescue world. Hiring Soccer Dogs is tax deductible for you and you help save ball motivated rescue dog lives.
|Mark Lukas||Founding Member|
|Em Martin||Founding Member|
Minimum 12 x 12 space, maximum field size is a 24 foot circle with participants surrounding the circle.