Grand River Raceway Wiener Dog Races welcome new presenting sponsor: Dreamland Pet!

Grand River Raceway (GRR) is proud to announce their popular Wiener Dog Races are coming back this year with a new Presenting Sponsor – Dreamland Pet!

GRR is proud to host “the most adorable race of the season” on Friday, July 12, 2024, 30 dachshunds will race in three heats of 9 or 10 dogs in between the horse races. The three winners from each heat move on to the final race consisting of 9 dogs who then will (hopefully) dash to the finish line to take home the biscuits!

This year GRR has a fresh presenting sponsor, their neighbour, Dreamland Pet. Dreamland Pet is barking with excitement to be joining the fun! They will provide each wiener dog competitor with a fun prize pack and the top dogs (top 3 winners) will get an extra special treat. Dreamland Pet will be on-site during the races enjoying the fun and greeting the wieners as they come in.

“This is a partnership we have been dreaming about,” says Oscar Meier, Owner of Dreamland Pet. “We are so excited to be part of Grand River Raceway’s Wiener Dog Races. Dreamland Pet thrives to provide the best fuel options possible for all pet champions!”

Dreamland Pet will be hosting a People’s Choice Award this year. The People’s Choice Award will allow the public to vote for their favourite wiener dog competitor. Voting will be open to the public a week before the races through their website, in-store, and on the GRR website. If you’re attending the races, you will have the opportunity to vote during the races! More details coming soon.


“This is such a fun evening for the whole family to enjoy,” says Louise Frost, Marketing Coordinator, Grand River Raceway. “The local and surrounding community have always been a huge supporter of this adorable event making it our most attended and busiest race night. We are thrilled to have our friends and neighbours Dreamland Pet onboard as presenting sponsor!”


Join the fun in these three ways:


New to the Wiener Dog Races? Here is a list of frequently asked questions to help!


Last year a crowd of around 3,000 people attended the event! It is recommended you come early, doors open at 5:30 pm. GRR asks that you respect all guests and staff and allow everyone an opportunity to see the dogs race.


New to horse racing? GRR live racing is scheduled every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights at 6:30pm. Get some tips for attending the track here: Race Night 101


Wiener Dog Races

Friday, July 12, 2024

Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora

Post Time: 6:30pm

Contact: for more information