Thrill of the Hunt wrapped up another successful dog scavenger hunt in Winchester, Virginia on Saturday, May 28th.  This was our second annual event in Old Town Winchester, and we’re already preparing for our third!

Winchester Virginia dog scavenger hunt Dancing Dog Natural Market Thrill of the Hunt 5-28-16 v40The day turned out to be very pretty, sunny, and hot!  The heat didn’t slow our participants down.  Equipped with water bottles and accompanied with their 4-legged pals of all sizes, our Thrill Seekers walked around Old Town Winchester, figuring out clues, answering challenges and completing online challenges through a scavenger hunt app.  Our dog enthusiasts were able to speak to pet food representatives and other pet industry vendors.  Did we mention, our participants stocked up on a ton of dog food samples too?  Can’t go wrong, learning about pet food products and quality ingredients for the betterment of your dog’s health.

During the dog scavenger hunt, the participants collected points for each clue and task completed, which was used for final judging.

It really was a fun time!  But don’t just take our word for it.  Check out some of the testimonials randomly taken from the participants upon completion of the dog scavenger hunt.

Thrill of the Hunt Scavenger Hunt Yellow ArrowNOTE:  Click the box in the upper left corner of the video below to scroll through the testimonials about our dog scavenger hunt events!  Enjoy!



Winchester Virginia dog scavenger hunt Dancing Dog Natural Market Thrill of the Hunt 5-28-16 v29All the participants, dogs included were friendly and enthusiastic about joining the dog scavenger hunt, which really made the event!  It’s great to hear such positive feedback and watching families, couples and friends come together to spend the day with the family dog.  We love that!


In conclusion to any event, Thrill of the Hunt picks winners based on certain criteria.  This year, we chose to give away prizes for Best Picture, Best Video, Good Deed and a winner was Chosen at Random.  We are very proud to announce:

Winchester Virginia dog scavenger hunt Dancing Dog Natural Market Thrill of the Hunt 5-28-16 v30Billy Hoosfter – Good Deed/Most points

Vici Culbreth – Best Picture

Jason and Leilany Cook – Best Video

Irvine – Chosen at Random

Great job everyone!


Also, a big thanks to all of our sponsors, who helped make the dog scavenger hunt a success!  A supper huge call out to our main sponsor, Dancing Dog Natural Market!

Winchester Virginia dog scavenger hunt Dancing Dog Natural Market Thrill of the Hunt 5-28-16 v17Dancing Dog Natural Market is the reason for Thrill of the Hunt bringing our dog scavenger hunt to Old Town Winchester, Virginia.  Adam and Leann Pask, owners of Dancing Dog Natural Market, reached out to Thrill of the Hunt a few years ago asking Thrill of the Hunt to consider dog friendly, historic, Old Town Winchester for a dog scavenger hunt.  Thrill of the Hunt responded and teamed up with Dancing Dog Natural Market.  Now we’re preparing for our third annual event.

Below outlines our 2016 Dog Gone! Scavenger Hunt sponsors in no particular order.  Take a minute and peruse the sponsors, also listed on our Partners page.  Visit their websites, and reach out to them with any questions or feedback.  Tell them Thrill of the Hunt sent you!

Dancing Dog Natural Market Thrill of the Hunt Scavenger Hunt


Adam and Leann Pask are the heart and soul behind Dancing Dog Natural Market.  Not only do they offer top quality food and treats for your fury friend, but Adam is a very talented artist.  Check out his dog portraits on his Facebook page.

Every year Thrill of the Hunt gives Dancing Dog Natural Market two free dog scavenger hunt tickets to the event.  Follow along to win tickets!


Shannon Hodges Photograhy Logo Thrill of the Hunt Scavenger HuntShannon, from Shannon Hodges Photography, put her pure talent to work, snapping pictures of the dogs and their owners during the scavenger hunt!  Take a peek at her Facebook page.  There’s a lot of great pictures!  She also gave away a huge gift basket full of goodies.


Ancestry by Sammy Snacks both logos

Jessica Brown represented Sammy Snacks by Ancestry.  Her energy is unmatched.  Hopefully, Thrill of the Hunt and Ancestry are able to team up for another dog scavenger hunt event!  Stay tuned, we’re working out the details for Charlottesville, Virginia.


weruva Thrill of the Hunt dog scavenger Hunt sponsorFor the second year in a row, Weruva joined our dog scavenger hunt, giving away samples and educating our dog lovers.

Participate in a dog scavenger hunt!  It’s not only good for you and your dog, but for the entire family, plus it’s a lot of fun!

Photos for the event can be found on our Gallery page, our Facebook page, and our Pinterest page.

Did you create your very own themed scavenger hunt, or did you participate in a dog scavenger hunt?  Share your story with us!

If you’d like to learn more about our suggested themes and ideas, let us know.  We’d be happy to discuss and provide you with a free quote.

Thrill of the Hunt exclusively develops and administers to themed scavenger hunts for public and private events such as team building activities, company outings, fundraisers and private parties.

Remember, Everyone needs to … Experience the Game!

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