Truckee Duckee Derbee returns |

Right after a four-year hiatus, the Timy Dutton Truckee Duckee Derbee returns to the River Ranch Lodge on June 18. The rubber duck races, billed as ‘the most unpredictable two minutes in Tahoe,” ended up halted by high water and the pandemic the earlier handful of years. This year’s revival will gain the Humane Culture of Truckee/Tahoe and the Palisades Tahoe Avalanche Pet dogs.

“The Truckee Duckee Derbee has often been about endorsing animal welfare,” claims organizer Bill Jensen. “And this year we’re supporting the HSTT which finds pets endlessly households and the Palisades Tahoe Pet dogs who support help save human life.”

Festivities incorporate reside tunes on the outdoor patio, the hilarious “Dogz in Dudz” K-9 costume contest, and in accurate derby custom, the “Cool Catz in Hatz” contest open to all “human” attendees. A article-race raffle consists of the grand prize of a Palisades Tahoe period pass. There will also be a silent auction that includes special products such as a one-of-a-sort print of all the Palisades Tahoe patrol canine donated by Gallery Keoki and a personalized pet portrait donated by A exclusive presentation for retiring patrol pet dog Kaya will also be held as she steps down right after 12 many years of company. A cadre of her canine companions will also be on hand.

The Pre-Race Get together and Registration will get started at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. Pet dogs in Dudz and Cool Catz in Hatz contests begin. The Truckee Duckee Derbee starts at 3 p.m.

The cost to sponsor a duck is $10 and the prime a few ducks earn money (payout is dependent on the sizing of the pot). There is no price to enter the K-9 costume or hat contest. All Dogz in Dudz members get a complimentary doggie goodie bag. Prizes will be awarded to the most stylish and imaginative canines and persons sporting festive derby hats as decided by a panel of superstar judges. Winners of the Derbee and of the grand raffle prize need to have not be present to gain.

The Truckee Duckee Derbee is generously supported by the Shane McConkey Foundation, the Kiwanis of North Lake Tahoe, Plumas Financial institution, Palisades Tahoe, Pet Station, Tito’s Vodka and East River Marketing and advertising & Communications. The event is managed by the Palisades Press and the River Ranch Lodge. For a lot more information go to

Youngsters strut their mutt in the ‘Dogz in Dudz’ contest.
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Organizer Monthly bill Jensen calling the Truckee Duckee Derbee.
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Volunteers get their ducks in a row just before the derbee.
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