A total of 18 energetic puppies and two fluffy kitties celebrated the Kentucky Derby, which runs Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, a day early with a race of their own—the KenBARKY Derby at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Each of the eager contestants, named after a contending derby horse, is available for adoption.
Race spectators cheered on their favorite puppy as the pups left the starting gate and feverishly ran in every direction—including the finish line.
Watch the video to find out who wins and who is available for a forever home!
To see all the animals available for adoption, visit Helen Woodward Animal Center online.