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'Mattie' repeats as Most Photogenic Pooch winner at Scottdale festival

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'Mattie' Pallone
By Josh King
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

For being a 3-year-old pug, Mattie Pallone has already made a name for herself in the local community.

This lovely female defended her title at the recent Scottdale Fall Festival. After winning the Most Photogenic Pooch award in 2012, Mattie returned to the 2013 competition only to win it once again.

Two titles in a row for only a 3-year-old beaut is quite impressive. The proud owners are Katie Pallone and James Bandemer, both from Scottdale.

When Mattie isn't winning awards for her beauty she can be found at the household either eating or sleeping. “Mattie's second favorite activity is napping. When she's not eating or searching the house for food, she is snuggled up on the couch dreaming about food,” Pallone said.

After the Coffmans on Pittsburgh Street had their pugs, Pallone knew she wanted one and Mattie sure hasn't disappointed.

“Every day with Mattie is quite memorable. Her little personality is like no other,” Pallone said. Congratulations to Matilda Mae Pallone on being the first featured pet of the week for 2013.

To have your pet recognized as “The Pet of the Week,” nominations may be submitted to, or a letter may be submitted to 228 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale PA 15683 or they may be dropped off during business hours, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday.

Josh King is a contributing writer.

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