Girls show their corgi dressed as an Olympic swimmer – trunks, goggles and gold medal – in the center ring. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
A dog show, German shepherd trainers, a greyhound rescue information booth, a microchip clinic, vendors and children’s games such as “guess the biscuit” and a rocket toss were all a part of the Dog Days Afternoon Mutt Strutt, held Sunday at the Port of Brookings Harbor boardwalk.
More than 300 people attended the event sponsored by The Salty Dog Coffee Bar, and the South Coast Humane Society made about $1,200.
“It’s a big fundraiser for us, and it’s fun” South Coast Humane Society Director Tanya Collins said. “The dogs get to get out there on the boardwalk.”
The dogs also had an opportunity to participate in contests: Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Looking Dog, Not So Best Looking Dog, Best Behaved Trained Dog, Worst Behaved Dog, Best Dressed, Best Owner-Dog Look Alike, Best Trick By a Dog and Best Smoocher.
The grand prize winner received a basket of goodies from the Salty Dog; the other winners received a certificate and all participants received a bandana.
Winners’ names were not available at press time.
“The Mutt Strutt went really well,” Collins said.