The Olate Dogs, winners from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, will appear in Visalia at the Convention Center on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2pm.
The Olate Dogs Santa Paws Holiday Show, led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate is a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor.
Richard grew up in South America in a poor family, getting his start as at 10 when he rescued his first street dogs and found he had a rapport.
He combined this gift of training and compassion with hard work, enabling him to support his entire family by age 12.
He came to the attention of a circus and found himself performing in the United States at age 33. That is when the rise of the Olate Dogs began in earnest.
Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 opened doors previously only imagined. They are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers.
They command standing ovations performing at high-profile sporting events, including NBA, College Division 1, WNBA, MLB, MiLB and more.
Richard’s dream of having his own dog variety show has come true as they have a new Variety Show touring the U.S. They have even taken on a new type of performance, starring in a series of acclaimed short online films promoting shelter adoptions. They are also seen on National Television for programs such as FOX’s Cause for Paws, the TODAY Show and the Tonight Show.
Nicholas Olate started working with his father at 6, and for the family, while having a home base in Texas, home is truly on the road.
The dogs, many of them rescues, are all pampered members of the family and travel in their own air conditioned, tricked-out trailer.
A singer and talent in his own right, Nicholas Olate has his debut album Think Big available on ITunes.
The Dogs themselves have their own “Olate Dogs Christmas” CD barking the holiday classics, also available on ITunes.
Tickets for The Olate Dogs go on sale Friday, October 7 at 10am.
Tickets can be purchased at the Visalia Convention Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm, or online at www.visaliatix.com. Tickets start at $20, and a VIP package is available for $50.
For more information call the Visalia Convention Center Box Office at (559) 713-4040.