Strut with Your Mutt or Purebred Dog In the 'Best in Show' Dog Walk
Sep 14,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

This Saturday, September 16th, strut your dog amongst fellow animal lovers and support the animals in our community.  The Shops at the Old Mill District “Best in Show” Dog Walk at the Les Schwab Amphitheater is a fun event to showcase your dog in front of David Frei, commentator of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Whether your dog is one-of-a-kind or representative of a breed, all canines are invited to have a howling good time.  Dogs and their best friend will walk along the one to two mile paths in the dog friendly Old Mill District.

David Frei will present fun and informative commentary as the dogs walk by him and will award prizes in eight different breed groups, including mixed breeds. 

Pet related vendors will be showcasing their services and products.  Bend Petography will be on hand to photograph your best friend.

Stop by the Humane Society booth to meet your new best friend and receive fun giveaways.  Visit with Maty (Mattie), the Humane Society’s 3-legged canine ambassador, and wish her “good luck” by signing her card as she leaves to compete in the Skyhoundz World Disc Championship.

All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s program to help the people and animals in our community.  The Bend animal shelter cares for nearly 5,000 animals each year.

The dog walk begins at 10:00 am and entry fee is $10 per dog. Avoid the crowds and register on-line now at www.hsco.org.  Sign-up is also available at the Ticket Mill in The Shops and at the Humane Society of Central Oregon on 27th Street.  Day of event registration will begin at 9:00 am. 

For more information call 541-312-0131.