Pets on parade at Pooch Pageant

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Bow-wow! The fourth annual Pooch Pageant is barking at your heels. The pets-on-parade showcase, slated for Saturday, May 10 at Wyndham Gardens in Boise, is for dogs (and their owners) who like the sleek look and also those who like a little furry fancy.

“We have two categories for entries,” said showrunner Laura Hart. “One is for the Natural category — that is with leash and collar only. The other is for our Glitz category, or what I call the ‘toddlers and tiaras’ category, which is anything goes.”

All dogs entered will receive a swag bag. There is also an overall best of show category called Ultimate Grand Supreme. That winning pooch will receive a crown, trophy, sash and prize package with custom tote, according to Hart.

The show is a fundraiser for the Idaho Humane Society’s Pet Food Pantry, a cause “near and dear” to Hart’s heart, she said. The cost to come and see the pups, peasant-style and posh, is $5 or a pet food donation. The cost to enter your dog for competition is $25 or $35 the day of the show. The event has raised a total of more than $10,000 for the pantry, said Hart.

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Besides the dogs entered for competition, the Boise Police Department will be on hand with Scout, the mascot dog from the Boise Police Department K-9 group.

“It’s really fun for everyone,” said Hart.

— Editor’s note: In the spirit of full disclosure, I have been asked to be a judge at this year’s Pooch Pageant.

Jeanne Huff is the community engagement editor for Idaho Press-Tribune. You can reach her at 208-465-8106 and follow her on Twitter @goodnewsgirl.


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