Dog and Pet Policy
normal circumstances dogs would not be allowed at Maverick Stadium
or any other venue at the University of Texas at Arlington. (Can
you imagine dogs at a football game?) However, because of the
importance of Scottish breed dogs to the culture of Scotland and
the fact that we have a Scottish breed dog show at the festival,
we have received a variance to allow Scottish breed dogs on site
as an educational privilege.
In the past we have not had to strictly enforce this
rule as most dog owners understand. However, of late more non-Scottish
breeds have been seen on site. This situation really threatens
our variance to allow any dogs. We already pay a higher premium
in insurance and security because of the fact we allow dogs. We
have been able to keep this extra premium lower because of limiting
to Scottish breeds only.
Most dog owners are responsible and understand that this event
is unique and an opportunity for owners of Scottish breeds to
attend with their pets.
We ask the cooperation of other pet
owners to understand the situation and not threaten our ability
to have any dogs attend the festival in future years.
BTW--We may go to the system of highland games
in Scotland where dogs are charged an admission fee (usually 1/2
a child’s ticket). This would be fair considering the additional
There will be a Dog Station on site maintained
by volunteers from various Scottish breed rescue clubs. See program