Dog show returns to Scottdale Fall Festival
By Rachel Basinger
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The Scottdale Fall Festival is holding its ninth annual Dog Show Friday at the Festival Stage.
This event, which helps open the festival weekend with a pet parade around the gazebo at 6:20 p.m., has become one of the more popular festival events over the years.
Peggy Thomas, event coordinator, said festival committee members always are proud of the turnout that they get ever year.
“Each year, we get new dogs and we have some returning favorites,” she said. “I love the creativity that people come up with. It's so amazing and I'm proud of the whole thing.”
Thomas said it's a joy to organize the event.
Rick Thomas, festival head chairman, said the dog show has been a great addition to the festival.
“It's continued to grow over the years and people look forward to bringing their dogs to the festival and showing them off,” he said.
Registration for the show will take place from 4:30-6:15 p.m. Returning this year is the Red Carpet Dog Walk for “Divas”, “Studs” and “Mutt Strut” (costumes required).
Prizes will be awarded to the top diva, stud and mixed breed. Pampered Pet Palace will provide category prizes in the form of gift baskets. There also will be door prizes provided by the Scottdale Fall Festival. All Registered dogs are eligible for the random drawings and will receive a doggie bag donated by Muddy Paws Pet Shop.
The prize categories include: best trick, shortest ears, “pawternal” twins (look-alike), best dressed, longest (nose to tail) and most patriotic.
Each year, a portion of the dog show proceeds are donated to a local nonprofit animal charity, and this year that charity will be Four Paws Rescue in Jeannette.
This year, Peggy Thomas said they are offering a discount as added incentive to those pet owners who also enter their dog in the pet photo contest. Currently, the cost is $10 to participate in the show and $5 for the photo contest, but those entering both contests will be charged just $12 total.
The Pet Photo Contest will be held all weekend long at the Scottdale Fall Festival information booth. Registration will take place all weekend long and the entrance fee is $5 per dog or cat.
Each pre-registered cat and dog will receive a treat bag, while supply lasts during the festival. Voting is 50 cents per vote. The male and female cat and dog receiving the most votes will win a gift basket.
The winner will be announced Sunday evening. If not present, winner will be notified by phone Monday. Those interested can send 4-x-6-inch pictures to Scottdale Fall Festival Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 493, Scottdale, PA 15683.
Pre-registered pets can pick up their treat bags at the Scottdale Fall Festival information booth during the weekend of the festival.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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